Document Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date


Publication Title

2008 ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings


1-14 (13.358)

Conference Name

2008 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 22-25, 2008


This is the review of a NSF funded project that addresses the hands-on distance learning needs in microprocessor/microcontroller related courses. A research team designed a low cost training system with supporting instructional materials to assist the teaching of these concepts. Individual laboratory activities are being developed to reinforce student learning and skill development in programming concepts. This basic system format eventually will support an array of technology courses. This project involves two community colleges, Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC), VA and Olympic College (OC), WA, and a four-year university, Old Dominion University (ODU), VA, in a collaborative research team to design and develop a specific PIC microcontroller training system with customized designed software and curriculum materials to support related engineering technology courses. The functions of the hardware and software cover different areas of engineering technology courses and majors to maximize the use of the microcontroller training system.


© 2008 American Society for Engineering Education, ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 22-25, 2008.

Original Publication Citation

Hsiung, S., Ritz, J., & Eiland, J. (2008). Design and develop a cost effective microcontroller training system for distance learning engineering students. Paper presented at the 2008 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.