Undergraduate Engineers For Curriculum And Laboratory Equipment Development: A Freescale S12 Microcontroller Laboratory Trainer

Steven Barrett, Chad Hager, Mike Yurkoski, Robert Lewis, Matthew Jespersen, Zachary Ruble
2008 Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings   unpublished
For over five years we have used student designed and developed laboratory equipment with great success. Typically a student team will design and fabricate a prototype of a next -generation piece of laboratory equipment. Other students are then hired to fabricate multiple production run pieces of the equipment. Student developed laboratory equipment solves two challenging problems confronting most engineering programs: 1) the need to update laboratory exercises and equipment without adequate
more » ... without adequate funds and 2) satisfying Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) requirements for a major design experience within the curriculum. In this paper we will briefly review previous projects completed such as a Motorola HC12 microcontroller based teaching platform, a Freescale S12 microcontroller based teaching robot, and a Verilog HDL based robot. We will also review the lessons learned in such a venture and potential challenges. We then focus on the most recent student developed laboratory equipment -a Freescale S12 based laboratory trainer.
doi:10.18260/1-2--3088 fatcat:b6iapbj2vbamff2hsfhlabc4he