June 26, 2011
June 26, 2011
June 29, 2011
Division Experimentation & Lab-Oriented Studies
22.852.1 - 22.852.12
Work-in-Progress: Incorporating Student-owned Portable Instrumentation into an Introduction to Electrical Engineering Course A new approach to hands-on instrumentation has been adopted into the Introduction toElectrical Engineering course for first year students. Students purchase the National Instrument(NI) myDAQ unit and bring it with them to lab to perform DC circuit experiments. Through thisdevice students are not limited to experimenting with circuit in the laboratory, but are able tocreate and analyze DC circuits in the comfort of their own room using their personal computer orin any of the departmental computer centers on campus. This allows students to test out basiccircuit theory learned in textbooks or in the classroom anytime and anywhere which enhancestheir learning experience. A hands-on learning experience of electrical engineering concepts isavailable at a low cost. Through the use of the LabVIEW program students learn to createvirtual instruments that they can interface through the myDAQ with the physical world to formtheir own customized laboratory. Preliminary results of the course will be discussed, as well asplans to utilize the device in subsequent courses.
Chun, S., & McCann, B., & Beck, A. L., & Dean, E., & Kwasinski, A. (2011, June), Incorporating Student-owned Portable Instrumentation into an Introduction to Electrical Engineering Course Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--18133
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