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Capstone Project: Electronic Name Tag System

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2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


San Antonio, Texas

Publication Date

June 10, 2012

Start Date

June 10, 2012

End Date

June 13, 2012



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Projects in Instrumentation and Control

Tagged Division


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25.286.1 - 25.286.12



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Asad Yousuf Savannah State University

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Mohamad A. Mustafa Savannah State University

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Capstone Project: Electronic Name Tag SystemAbstractConcept of Capstone projects provides the students with a challenging interdisciplinary engineering andtechnology problems that requires them to integrate the core concepts from engineering technologycourses. The interdisciplinary project provides the students with a better perspective of real-worldengineering and technology projects. This paper describes a Capstone Project: Electronic Name TagSystem carried out by the Summer Undergraduate Research Training (SURT) program student during thesummer of 2011. The basic project requirement was to design and build an Electronic Name Tag using aPIC16C57 microcontroller. The main objective of the project was to familiarize students with EmbeddedSystems which is a combination of computer hardware and software, and perhaps additional mechanicalor electronics parts, designed to perform a dedicated function. In some cases, embedded systems are partof a larger system or product, as in the case of microwave ovens, cell phones, GPS, cruise missiles andetc. The 3D modeling software called Autodesk Inventor was also used to design and assemble the casefor the Electronic Name Tag. Students were presented with the opportunity to conduct tests with a BasicStamp Microcontroller, PBASIC compiler and other interfacing devices. By using the Board of Educationplatform, along with a BS2 series controller, students learned the interfacing concepts. The paper will alsodescribe the course outline for the Capstone project. This project served as pilot study for the capstoneproject course which will be implemented in the Department of Engineering Technology in Spring 2012for the Civil and Electronics Engineering Technology majors.

Yousuf, A., & Mustafa, M. A. (2012, June), Capstone Project: Electronic Name Tag System Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--21044

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