In this course, students develop their ability to build and use functional prototypes as part of their design process. They gain this prototyping experience through the guided development of a connected light product. In teams of three, they build and use several iterations of this product with a strong focus on the technology and the functional implementation. They rely on a Raspberry Pi – small computer – to sense contextual changes and control connected light bulbs via Python code. Their prototype helps them gain an understanding of the technologies through tests and data exploration.
All the material for this course is open-source and available on the dedicated website