Faculty Advisor

Lauer, Hugh C

Faculty Advisor

Looft, Fred J.

Abstract

The objective of this project was to facilitate student learning of embedded systems design. At WPI, students in ECE3849 must combine hardware and software concepts to develop real-time embedded systems in labs, a process which often frustrates students. This project identified ways to engage students in embedded systems design by 1) identifying ECE3849’s educational objectives 2) designing a versatile peripheral board to support new labs, 3) synthesizing student feedback on their frustrations and 4) developing targeted documentation for students to help alleviate their frustrations in labs. My development board, documentation, and critical analysis of student feedback provide recommendations for instructors to help future offerings of ECE3849 challenge students to design embedded systems.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2013

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Major

Computer Science

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Computer Science

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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