Instrumentation education through model railroading
IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Magazine
The model railroad provides an exciting environment for teaching a real-time embedded systems course, a course in which most student teams successfully complete a major software project. I have developed the interface hardware to allow other schools to easily connect a variety of computers to a model railroad at minimal cost. Contact me for more information. In addition to circuit and wiring details, I can supply a spreadsheet used to produce part lists and cost estimates for whatever size railroad you care to build. A sample user's manual, photographs, and a video of the laboratory described in this article may be found at http://www.cs.uni.edu/~mccormic/RealTime/. © 2006 IEEE.
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McCormick, John W., "Instrumentation education through model railroading" (2006). Faculty Publications. 2756.