Bruce Land shared with us the latest cluster of brilliant student projects from his “Designing with Microcontrollers” course at Cornell. Each year, his students document and share pretty remarkable work — some of it later to be published or extended into other projects, products, or research.
The above video is a playlist reel of the first 31 entries. There are over 100 videos and 400 projects on the course page:
These projects were produced in the last month of ECE 4760 each spring. The students were given the responsibility of choosing their project, then designing and building it. Projects this year include ultrasonic hats, sound trackers, camera gimbals, laser tag with RF logging, a drink mixer and a fight coach. Several have been published.
The microcontroller used is the Atmel ATmega series. This year we use the Mega1284 microprocessor and WINAVR/GCC compiler. Before 2009, we used the Codevision C compiler. Many projects are on YouTube. The project numbers are for identification and do not represent ranking. For complete project documentation, see the course page here.