ASEE Annual Conference

The ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition is the only conference dedicated to all disciplines of engineering education.  It is committed to fostering the exchange of ideas, enhancing teaching methods and curriculum, and providing prime networking opportunities for engineering and technology education stakeholders such as deans, faculty members and industry and government representatives.

Visit us at Booth 611 to learn more about Hardware for Project-Based Learning

Technical Session:  Teaching Microcontrollers for Non-Programmers (Making Things Work for Everyone)
Date: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Time: 8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Presenter: Marc Herniter
Microcontrollers and microcomputers are extant in many of the devices we use in our daily lives: from toothbrushes to audio equipment, lighting controllers to thermostats. The devices and applications that can be controlled by microcontrollers span all engineering and science disciplines. Yet students in the area do not design or build the controller because they do not understand how to program in C or the basic principles of microcontroller operation. Instead, the problem is passed to an electrical or computer engineer. This dilemma can be solved using MATLAB, Simulink, and automatic code generation to program powerful controllers. Simulink, a system design language, can apply to the sciences, engineering, and many others. Our course redesigns the classic first course in microcontrollers to use Simulink and automatic code generation to open the world of microcontrollers to all fields of study. Anyone with a sufficient mathematical background can easily learn about the subject.

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Locations & Dates

Booth 611
Indianapolis, IN
15 Jun 2014