While software can be used to write code, and simulate operation of the chosen control system, the intention of this unit is for candidates to ultimately download this to physical hardware and test operation. Completed code should be downloaded to the physical system developed in LO1. The system will include a programmable device, sensors and actuators.
There is no requirement to have a physical system per candidate. If a common scenario has been used for a cohort, then physical hardware can be shared. To ensure authenticity, however, it is a requirement that candidates produce individual evidence of designing, programming and testing the system.