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Circuit Design With a Single-Board Computer

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Circuit Design With a Single-Board Computer
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2018
Module code: E2534
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 4, or 6
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Project, written composition with presentation

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

E2534 (P211-0293) Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2018 , optional course, technical
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
The total student study time for this course is 120 hours.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Albrecht Kunz
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Albrecht Kunz

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will be able to program single-board computers (preferably Arduino Uno / Raspberry Pi) thanks to a hands-on project in the Telecommunications Electronics Lab. They will be familiar with the basic techniques for program development and the corresponding programming tools.
They will have mastered the programming terms required in order to use the functions of a microcontroller, e.g. to measure analog quantities or control a stepper motor with an H-bridge. They will be able to distinguish different serial communication protocols (I2C, SPI) and implement a serial communication between an Arduino microprocessor and a Raspberry PI single-board computer.
Students will be able to program a graphical user interface for control tasks using event-driven programming (Phyton/TkInter).
The participants will present the knowledge acquired in their project and in doing so, train their presentation skills.

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Module content:
1. Schematic design and functionality of single-board computers (Arduino Uno/Raspberry Pi).
2. Programming basics, application for controlling a programmable LED chain, controlling stepper motors, setting up an I2C bus connection.
3. Circuitry of components and assemblies and how they are controlled by the single-board computers, controlling an LCD display.
4. Sensors and actuators: Components and functionality for controlling devices for the student project.
5. Introduction to programming using Phython/TkInter to the implementation of a GUI.  
6. Designing one or more practical projects (e.g. LCD clock with thermometer, remote-controlled car, control of warning lights via IR route) in a group.
7. Ongoing documentation and presentation of the student project.

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Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture notes, transparencies (PowerPoint), demonstration per MS Teams, projector

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Recommended or required reading:
-        C: Programmieren von Anfang an, Helmut Erlenkötter; Rowolt
-        The C Programming Language (Prentice Hall Software), Kernighan & Ritchie, Markt+Technik Verlag
-        Arduino Kompendium, Danny Schreiter, BMU Media GmbH
-        Kofler/Künast: Raspberry Pi, das umfassende Handbuch, Rheinwerk Computing
-        Python-Online-Kurs

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