Development of an Open Microcontroller Platform for Physics 253 and Senior Capstone Project Courses

TitleDevelopment of an Open Microcontroller Platform for Physics 253 and Senior Capstone Project Courses
Faculty/College/UnitApplied Science
StatusCompleted
Duration1 Year
Initiation04/01/2008
Completion03/31/2009
Project Summary

A new open-source electronics board based on modern open-source microcontroller technology will be designed and constructed (www.wiring.org.co/, www.arduino.cc/), with the goal of directly addressing the limitations of the existing "toy" board used in the second-year course Physics 253, "Introduction to Instrument Design". The new microcontroller platform will allow for student interaction and skills development using tools much closer to those used in industrial and research in software and electronics tools. A student review committee was formed to assist in reviewing the attached proposal, and to oversee the development of design criteria and microcontroller evaluation.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2008/2009
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorJonathan Nakane
Year 1: Funded Amount20,650