The best way to predict the future is to create it.

Course Overview

  1. The objective of the course is to expose students to a real life hardware design situation. The final goal is to develop a functional system that incorporates 60% to 100% hardware.
  2. Expose students to hardware and software design methodologies.
  3. Develop the proper documentation requirements to support and duplicate the project.
  4. Effectively communicate, orally and in writing, your project to faculty, project sponsors and other students.
  5. The system must include at a minimum:
    1. a. Microprocessor
    2. Sensors
    3. User Interface (keypad, buttons, lcd display, led indicators, etc)
    4. Final design implemented in a Printed Circuit Board.

Student Role

The student role is equivalent in industry of a junior level project engineer or application engineer. Responsibilities include: overall project completion, design, construction, meeting all deadlines, producing technical documentation and reports, oral presentations, and ultimately meeting the design specifications.