Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
This Work in Progress paper* describes the integration of Aksense, a low-cost general-purpose wireless controlling and monitoring device, within the first-year Introduction to Engineering at xxx. A unique feature of the course is that it is also offered as a General Education (GE) laboratory to all non-engineering students. Our focus in this project has been creating an affordable educational open source wireless platform that enables first-year engineering and non-engineering students with any background to design their own engaging experiments. A key advantage of utilizing Aksense board is that students, particularly non-engineering students, do not have to have any prior knowledge about electronics, programming, soldering or wiring different electronic components together in order to create exciting individual projects. In this paper we elaborate on architecture and utilization of Aksense and present the limited feedback we have received from our first-year engineering students. -------- * Aksense has been fully developed and tested. However, we only have limited feedback from students at this point. More feedback is expected to be obtained by May. 2018.
Farahmand, F., & Story, D. A., & House, D. A., & Rowlands, R. E. (2018, June), Aksense: A General-purpose Wireless Controlling and Monitoring Device for Teaching First-year Electrical and Computer Engineering Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/29765
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