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Work in progress — Updates to a mobile circuits-and-signals learning kit that incorporates a USB data acquisition unit

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2 Author(s)
Steve Warren ; Kansas State University ; Jianchu Yao

Portable data acquisition (DAQ) toolkits can address issues faced by secondary Electronics curricula that employ benchtop laboratories. These issues include cost, overcrowding, lecture versus laboratory topic alignment, higher-level learning, and student/resource cultural mismatches. This paper presents updates to a Rapid Analysis and Signal Conditioning Laboratory (RASCL) toolkit which employs breadboarding resources, portable DAQ technology, and LabVIEW virtual instruments (VIs) that in aggregate allow a student to acquire circuit parameters and signals off campus. For the cost of two textbooks, this toolkit offers potential as a hands-on learning supplement for lecture material spanning multiple semesters, a hardware platform for distance-learning laboratories, and an alternative for traditional benchtop learning experiences. Hands-on exercises that incorporate these tools are being created and assessed in four courses at Kansas State University (KSU) (Electrical & Computer Engineering programs) and East Carolina University (ECU) (General Engineering program).

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2010 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)

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27-30 Oct. 2010