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The development of a training micro controller for non-electronic engineers

A. J. Lubbe
Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie | Vol 16, No 3 | a676 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/satnt.v16i3.676 | © 1997 A. J. Lubbe | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 11 July 1997 | Published: 11 July 1997

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A. J. Lubbe,, South Africa

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Abstract

During training of Industrial engineering students at the University of Pretoria it was realized that no suitable micro controller system for the training of non-electronic engineers in the application of micro controllers was locally available. A micro controller system which complies with the unique training requirements of non-electronic engineers was developed. The systems were made availcdyle to the students during training and after two years in use, the design was revised and the deficiencies corrected. A software control programme was developed that combines into one, all the different programmes needed to programme the micro controller Software was also written fo r the controller which handles the communication protocol between the personal computer and the micro controller.

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