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Basics of programming microcontroller

level of course unit

first cycle

Learning outcomes of course unit

• Students will be able to read, modify and create (Arduino) programs.
• Students will be able to apply basic functions and commands from C/C++ programming language such as loops, control structures, definitions, etc.
• Students understand how to used Arduino/ESP8266 with sensors and actuators.
• Students can build simple electronic circuits with LEDs, sensors, motors and Arduino/ESP8266.
• Students learn the basics for getting started with the Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Home

prerequisites and co-requisites

No mandatory requirements
Basics of electrical engineering (Ohm's law) is preferable.
Interest in microcontroller, programming, leds, sensors (temperature, humidity, distance) -> Internet of Things

course contents

• Introduction of microcontrollers in particular Arduino and ESP8266 (ESP32).
• Introduction of various sensors for measuring temperature, humidity, brightness, distance.
• Introduction of different actuators like DC motor, servo motor, LEDs, buzzers and displays.
• Building circuits on a breadboard
• Edit and complete existing Arduino programs
• Develop your own Arduino programs and project

recommended or required reading

No required reading
Recommendation: https://docs.arduino.cc/

assessment methods and criteria

Evaluation of participation and submission of own project

language of instruction

English

number of ECTS credits allocated

3

eLearning quota in percent

0

course-hours-per-week (chw)

2

planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lectures for introductions of the main topics and exercises for understanding and application. Project-based learning

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered

1

name of lecturer(s)

Markus Ehrlenbach, MSc

year of study

1

recommended optional program components

none

course unit code

IP_TEC104

type of course unit

integrated lecture

mode of delivery

Compulsory

work placement(s)

none

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