The activities, exercises and graded projects in this course address a wide range of essential skills for the domain of physical computing. They are life skills, not evaluated demonstrations.
The most important essential skill is the ability to learn new skills independently and to teach them to others. The course website offers a set of online references as a starting point to acquiring the essential skills. These references are provided as a only a starting point: throughout the course of the semester, students are expected to build up-on these reference by finding more references, finding better references, and creating their own video and photo teaching material. Students should using the social commenting features of the website to share new/better references for essential skills. This contribution accounts towards the participation portion of the final grade.