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PLTW-The Brain

Activity 1.1 Terminology

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Physical Computing Building interactive physical systems using software and hardware that can sense and respond to the analog world.
Computer Science The science of creating artifacts and solving problems using the help of a computer. Some of the areas of focus include software engineering, programming, data analysis, algorithms, graphics, and animation.
Computer Program A set of instructions that a computer executes to achieve a particular objective.
Bluetooth Technology A standard, short-range wireless connection for electronic devices.
Interference An interruption or break in a signal or transmission from one device to another.
microcontroller A small computer on a single integrated circuit containing a processor, memory, and programmable inputs and outputs.
Processor A chip that processes information and data from input and delivers information or data as an output.
Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Antenna An antenna used to create a personal area network that uses low energy to power Bluetooth wireless technology.
Input Information or signals put into a computer system.
Output Information or signals produced or delivered by a computer system.
Created by: adriank.suffren