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This paper gives an overview of a sequence of three courses designed to educate students in the use of microprocessor-based digital system design. The first course in the sequence is intended to satisfy the educational needs of undergraduates whose main focus of interest is not digital system design. The complete sequence is intended to provide a rirm background in microprocessor-based digital system design for students who planned to continue in our graduate program and whose graduate work would involve them in experimental computer science. The three courses are part of a larger commitment to revitalize experimental computer science in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Michigan. An overview of the lab equipment is given. The lab experiments are outlined and their pedagogical purpose briefly discussed.