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In this Capstone course, you will design a microcontroller-based embedded system. As an option, you can also build and test a system. The focus of your project will be to design the system so that it can be built on a low-cost budget for a real-world application. To complete this project you'll need to use all the skills you've learned in the course (programming microcontrollers, system design, interfacing, etc.). The project will include some core requirements, but leave room for your creativity in how you approach the project. In the end, you will produce a unique final project, suitable for showcasing to future potential employers. Note that for the three required assignments you do NOT need to purchase software and hardware to complete this course. There is an optional fourth assignment for students who wish to build and demonstrate their system using an Arduino or Raspberry Pi. Please also note that this course does not include discussion forums. Upon completing this course, you will be able to: 1. Write a requirements specification document 2. Create a system-level design 3. Explore design options 4. Create a test plan...
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Skills you will gain

ArduinoPython ProgrammingInternet Of Things (IOT)Raspberry Pi
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Approx. 4 hours to complete

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English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Get Started

This section will answer questions you might have about the project assignment, the grading rubric, and what you can expect in the upcoming weeks together. ...
Reading
1 video (Total 2 min), 5 readings
Reading5 readings
Course Overview10m
Links to Relevant Course Content10m
Grading10m
Honor Code & Plagiarism10m
FAQs10m
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2 hours to complete

Capstone Design, Part 1

This module will assist you in selecting an idea for your Capstone project. There are many variables to consider in this decision so it's important to know the parameters and how they impact your choice. Your decision will then drive the content of the very first step in your Capstone project -- preparing a requirements specification. ...
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3 videos (Total 26 min), 1 quiz
Video3 videos
1.2 - The Design Process11m
1.3 - Specification Example6m
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2 hours to complete

Capstone Design, Part 2

With the requirements specification out of the way, it's time to turn your attention to the system-level design of your project. This module will walk you through the constraints your project will need to satisfy. You'll also be informed about how to consider alternatives to your design. ...
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2 videos (Total 25 min), 1 quiz
Video2 videos
2.2 - Key System Design Decisions15m
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Capstone Design, Part 3

Naturally testing is a key component of any technical design. This module will walk you through the important aspects of a test plan for your design. ...
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1 video (Total 7 min), 1 quiz
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2 hours to complete

Capstone Design, Part 4 (OPTIONAL)

In this final module, you will have the option of actually building out and then demonstrating your final project. This module is optional because it requires you to have the necessary equipment. ...
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1 video (Total 5 min), 1 quiz
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10 minutes to complete

Specialization Wrap-Up

Let's wrap up our time together as we have traveled through the specialization....
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Keep the Momentum Going!10m
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Top Reviews

By ASJan 4th 2017

One of the easiest and informative course which makes you believe on your potential and still teaches you sufficient to lean and gain confidence in subject matter

By GHMay 12th 2016

Gives a very good overview on the steps needed to create documentation for an Internet of Things project.

Instructor

Ian Harris

Professor
Department of Computer Science

About University of California, Irvine

Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI’s unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities in many ways....

About the An Introduction to Programming the Internet of Things (IOT) Specialization

Design, create, and deploy a fun IoT device using Arduino and Raspberry Pi platforms. This Specialization covers embedded systems, the Raspberry Pi Platform, and the Arduino environment for building devices that can control the physical world. In the final Capstone Project, you’ll apply the skills you learned by designing, building, and testing a microcontroller-based embedded system, producing a unique final project suitable for showcasing to future employers. Please note that this specialization does not offer discussion forums....
An Introduction to Programming the Internet of Things (IOT)

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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