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EF 230 Projects Featured on Instructables Site

Train ProjectAs part of the documentation for student projects from Amy Biegalski’s EF 230 class, students can create an “Instructable.” is a website for sharing step-by-step instructions for DIY projects. Six student teams were awarded a spot on the site’s featured page.

EF 230 students have two large projects. One is to use an Arduino or Raspberry Pi microcontroller to create a smart train device, which students demonstrate using a model train. The other project is to transform an iRobot Roomba robot into a Mars Rover that uses sensors and data obtained from a live video feed. In both projects, students develop  code in MATLAB.

Links to the instructables of the following winning teams are below:

“Students are learning both design and programming with the projects,” said Richard Bennett, professor and director of the engagetm Engineering Fundamentals Program. “I would like to recognize Amy for her vision and creative teaching, Will Schleter for his helping to set up a lot of things so the projects would work, and the students who have really done a great job with the projects. I think this fits in with the design theme we are working on in the TCE.

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