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On Some Pc Based Electrical Measurements In Eet Laboratory

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1997 Annual Conference


Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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June 15, 1997

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June 15, 1997

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June 18, 1997



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2.312.1 - 2.312.6



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Andrzej J. Gapinski

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Session 3548

On Some PC-Based Electrical Measurements in EET Laboratory

Andrzej J. Gapinski Penn State University-Fayette Electrical Engineering Technology Uniontown, PA 15401


It has become a standard in the EET programs to incorporate the personal computer as a tool in various stages of student work. Writing reports using word processing, learning computers programming skills, and application of many software packages like PSPICE, in the case of circuit analysis, are the areas that have to be mastered by any successful student. However, recent advances in learning technologies have made it possible to go one step further and facilitate interactive environment in which the PC can be used in a more interactive mode to take measurements, to monitor, and to control the processes.

The purpose of this paper is to describe some of the PC-based technologies as available tools for the EET program. The devices considered are: Micronta1 and Texas Instruments CBL2,3 system PC-linked. The instruments allow students to become acquainted with current measurement and data processing technology. Students can automate data acquisition and to perform post-processing of the collected data. Furthermore, TI-CBL system linked with a calculator enables the student to take advantage of their TI-85 calculators in a more active way.

Thus, the paper shows how to utilize currently available technology in the EET laboratory. The devices used in an interactive mode make the learning more attractive and interesting to students.

Micronta 22-182, TI-CBL: Inexpensive and Programmable Data Acquisition Devices

An electrical engineering technology (EET) instructor often faces the challenge of making the best utilization of outdated equipment. Any acquisition of inexpensive measurement tools that can be applied in the EET curriculum is most welcomed. Micronta ($100) and TI-CBL ($170) are such tools that can be used in a variety of EET lab measurements.

Gapinski, A. J. (1997, June), On Some Pc Based Electrical Measurements In Eet Laboratory Paper presented at 1997 Annual Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 10.18260/1-2--6720

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