Work in Progress: Development and Implementation of a Self-Guided Arduino Module in an Introductory Engineering Design Course


This Work in Progress paper discusses the implementation of an online module designed to teach basic Arduino programming skills to students enrolled in a first-year engineering design course. The learning objectives for students were (1) to learn the basics of Arduino programming through hands-on activities, (2) to connect with the numerous online resources available for creating their own projects for personal or class purposes, and (3) to gain a sense of curiosity about what types of challenges and problems they may be able to solve with their newfound skills. This module was deployed in the introductory design course beginning Fall semester 2017, and feedback from the initial module participants has been largely positive. Preliminary results suggest that module participants were able to expand upon the basic skills taught during the module to utilize the technology in their semester design projects effectively. In addition, participants expressed curiosity about ways they could use this technology in the future.

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125th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition (2018: Jun. 23-27, Salt Lake City, UT)


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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Robotics; Students; Educational robotics

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Article - Conference proceedings

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Publication Date

27 Jun 2018