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Capstone Projects in a Computer Engineering Program Using Arduino

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Conference

2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

New Orleans, Louisiana

Publication Date

June 26, 2016

Start Date

June 26, 2016

End Date

August 28, 2016

ISBN

978-0-692-68565-5

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Potpourri

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Computing & Information Technology

Page Count

12

DOI

10.18260/p.26446

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https://peer.asee.org/26446

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Afsaneh Minaie Utah Valley University

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Afsaneh Minaie is a professor of Computer Engineering at Utah Valley University. She received her B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. all in Electrical Engineering from University of Oklahoma. Her research interests include gender issues in the academic sciences and engineering fields, Embedded Systems Design, Mobile Computing, Wireless Sensor Networks, Nanotechnology, Data Mining and Databases.

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Reza Sanati-Mehrizy Utah Valley University

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Reza Sanati-Mehrizy is a professor of Computer Science Department at Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma. His research focuses on diverse areas such as: Database Design, Data Structures, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Computer Aided Manufacturing, Data Mining, Data Warehousing, and Machine Learning.

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Capstone Projects in the Computer Engineering Program

Abstract

The area of Embedded Systems Design has undergone tremendous growth in recent years. A major contributor of this growth has been the addition of networking technologies, database management systems, and operating systems to embedded systems. Embedded systems have application in many areas such as automotive/transportation, government/military, medical equipment, telecommunications, avionics/aeronautics, aerospace electronics, office automation, data-communication, industrial automation, and consumer electronics.

The remarkable growth in embedded computing has given rise to a demand for engineers and computer scientists with experience in designing and implementing embedded systems. Embedded system design is currently not yet well represented in academic programs. Most computer engineering programs teach programming and design skills that are appropriate for general-purpose computer operating under the control of a commercial operating system rather than for more specialized embedded systems.

In order to prepare our computer engineering students for the embedded systems design experience, we offer two courses on embedded systems. However, these two courses on embedded systems design are not sufficient to teach the students the skills that they need. In order to satisfy the ABET requirements students in computer engineering program are required to take a capstone course. The projects that students do in this capstone course are embedded projects. This paper will describe some of the embedded projects that the students have done in this capstone course.

Minaie, A., & Sanati-Mehrizy, R. (2016, June), Capstone Projects in a Computer Engineering Program Using Arduino Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.26446

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