Course: 16.365 - Electronics I
Semester: Fall 2006
Partner:Tsongas Industrial History Museum
The students in the Electronics I course were asked to design an electronic display for the waterwheel demonstration at the Tsongas Industrial History Museum. The goal of the project was to replace the display that had a hardwired output. Students involved in this project showed a great deal of enthusiasm, which seemed to facilitate the learning process. During the testing of the mock-up displays, students’ conceptual errors regarding the course topics were uncovered. Previously the waterwheel display at the museum was underused because it did not have an accurate display of the waterwheel power. The new student designs should address this issue.