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Author Neebel, D.J. ♦ Merkel, C. ♦ Wong, A.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2013
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Social sciences ♦ Education ♦ Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations
Subject Keyword Robots ♦ Educational institutions ♦ Documentation ♦ Programming ♦ Computers ♦ Hardware ♦ Springs ♦ Assessment ♦ Robotics ♦ Introduction to Engineering ♦ Student Contests
Abstract This paper highlights the successes of contestants enrolled in an Introduction to Engineering class that took on the task of designing and building a robot to solve a problem with little or no background in electronics or programming. The semester long project started with developing a problem statement and from there timeline followed the Digilent Design Contest. Students had deadlines and formats for design documentation required by Digilent for the contest. While some students were attracted to the challenge of creating and implementing a design of their very own, other students are excited to compare their design against projects from students at other institutions. These competitions are designed to feed the excitement of the students and also fuel creativity.
Description Author affiliation: Math., Eng. & Comput. Sci., Loras Coll., Dubuque, IA, USA (Neebel, D.J.; Merkel, C.) || Sales & Marketing, Digilent, Inc., Pullman, WA, USA (Wong, A.)
ISBN 9781467352611
ISSN 01905848
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2013-10-23
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 721.85 kB
Page Count 5
Starting Page 1091
Ending Page 1095

Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library