COURSE
  TEI3M
NAME   Computer Engineering Technology Grade 11, Emphasis: Interfacing of Microcontrollers
TYPE
  University/College
DATE
  2016 09 07
DOCUMENTS
  Technical Education, The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 11 and 12, 2009
  Technical Education: Emphasis Courses
  Growing Success: Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting in Ontario Schools, 2010
INSTRUCTOR
  C. D'Arcy
CREDIT
  1.0
HOURS
  110
PREREQUISITE
  none
MATURITY
  5(0-New Course; 5-Established)  
OVERVIEW
  Students are introduced to the architecture and implementation of microcontroller applications using the Arduino/AVR platform. Students explore analog and digital concepts including the binary number system, ADC and DAC, PWM and interrupts. Circuit board layout and production together with CAD/CAM exposure enables complete prototyping of projects based on light, sound, temperature, distance, pressure and power. This course provides the foundation for our subsequent TEI4M C/Embedded Systems course.
EMPHASIS
  This course focuses on interfacing projects using the Arduino open source electronics prototyping platform.  
RESOURCE  

Textbook: Exploring Arduino, Blum, Jeremy.
Companion Site: http://exploringarduino.com/
Toolkit
ACES' Web Site

STRATEGIES   Units are project-based. Teacher demonstrations and hands-on circuit research and assembly provide the students with the necessary terminology and methodology to meet the expectations. Classroom discussions, collaborative and co-operative learning, research, report writing and taking notes will assist students in achieving success. Upon completion of this course, students will demonstrate the ability to apply skills and knowledge to practical situations that involve the completion of work assignments and problem-solving activities.
EVALUATION   70% Term:
Presentations: 10% (Peer-Evaluated Project Presentations)
ER: 40% (Formal Summative Project Reports)
ISPs: Short:20%
30% Exam:
ISPs: Medium:30%
Categories of Assessment:
Knowledge & Understanding/Thinking, Problem-Solving/Communication/Application
 
STRANDS   Fundamentals: Arduino Architecture, digital logic theory, integrated circuits, peripheral components, solar technology and applications  
    Skills: soldering, circuit board design and fabrication  
    Technology and Society: environmental and health issues  
    Professional Practice and Ethics: Canadian Council of Professional Engineers Code of Ethics