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Custom microcontroller platform increases student satisfaction, engagement and learning

conference contribution
posted on 2017-12-06, 00:00 authored by Daluwathu PreethichandraDaluwathu Preethichandra, Elizabeth EschenbachElizabeth Eschenbach
Many platforms exist for teaching microcontroller skills, however some of these platforms have drawbacks for teaching third year electrical engineering students, especially students that do not yet have programming skills. In the past, some universities have developed custom platforms. However, custom platform development was hampered by high manufacturing costs. In addition, these efforts have required large coordination efforts between multiple programs as well as industry donations. With the advent of affordable 3-D printers and computer controlled PCB milling machines, it is no longer as difficult to design, develop and build a custom microcontroller platform. This paper describes the custom microcontroller platform developed at Central Queensland University. In addition, this paper describes how this change in platform improved student satisfaction, engagement and learning. This paper will be of interest to those that teach microcontroller concepts.

History

Start Page

1

End Page

9

Number of Pages

9

Start Date

2013-01-01

Finish Date

2013-01-01

ISBN-13

9780992409906

Location

Gold Coast, Queensland

Publisher

Griffith University

Place of Publication

Brisbane, Queensland

Peer Reviewed

  • Yes

Open Access

  • No

External Author Affiliations

Conference; Not affiliated to a Research Institute; School of Engineering and Technology (2013- );

Era Eligible

  • Yes

Name of Conference

Australasian Association for Engineering Education. Conference

Parent Title

Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE 2013), Work Integrated Learning : Applying Theory to Practice in Engineering Education, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Gold Coast, Queensland, December 8-11, 2013

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