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From Scratch to System: A Hands-On Introductory Embedded Systems Course
Proceedings of the 2010 Workshop on Embedded Systems Education, October 28, 2010, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Sin Ming Loo, Boise State University
  • Josh Kiepert, Boise State University
  • Michael Pook, Boise State University
  • Jim Hall, Boise State University
  • Derek Klein, Boise State University
  • Vikram Patel, Boise State University
  • Carl Lee, Boise State University
  • Arlen Planting, Boise State University
Document Type
Conference Proceeding
Publication Date
10-28-2010
Abstract
This paper describes a hands-on introductory embedded systems course, which continues from the first microprocessor course. Instead of using an off-the-shelf microcontroller development board, it shows how students can build one from scratch and add components when required for assignments or as the need arises. The course begins with wiring a microcontroller system from scratch, continues through interfacing to various sensors, and culminates in a final project. The course also focuses on embedded systems code layering concepts and enforces their usage. Lectures on practical analog interfacing circuits, such as op-amp circuitry, were presented. There were two written tests and seven hands-on laboratory assignments. The course reviews indicated students like this approach tremendously.
Citation Information
Sin Ming Loo, Josh Kiepert, Michael Pook, Jim Hall, et al.. "From Scratch to System: A Hands-On Introductory Embedded Systems Course" Proceedings of the 2010 Workshop on Embedded Systems Education, October 28, 2010, Scottsdale, AZ (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sinming_loo/9/