Faculty Publications

Title

Instrumentation education through model railroading

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Magazine

Volume

9

Issue

5

First Page

40

Last Page

45

Abstract

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.

Original Publication Date

10-1-2006

DOI of published version

10.1109/MIM.2006.1708349

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