Workshop on Embedded System Design

On 4 May, 2018 IEEE WIE Affinity Group BUET SB organized a workshop on Embedded System Design in collaboration with IEEE BUET SB. The workshop took place at ECE building, BUET from 9:00 am in the morning up to 5:00 pm. It was attended by about 120 students from different universities among whom 51 participants were IEEE members.

The workshop was conducted by IEEE BUET SB Vice-Chair Abir Ahsan Akib, Assistant Treasurer Mohammad Muntasir Hassan, Membership Development Committee Chair Sadi Mohammad Siddique and Program Committee Chair Shafkat Mahmud Khan. Two sessions ran simultaneously in adjacent rooms. The first portion of the workshop was conducted by Abir Ahsan Akib in one room and Mohammad Muntasir Hassan in the other. They discussed and demonstrated the basics of Arduino to the attendees.

The workshop started off by showing how to make an LED blink. Then gradually the attendees were shown how to operate interface different sensors and in the process, they learned about the basics of analog and digital inputs and outputs of Arduino. Then a one hour gap was given for the Friday prayers and lunch. After lunch the session resumed under Sadi Mohammad Siddiquee and Shafkat Mahmud Khan. They showed the attendees how to interface DC motors, sonar sensor and servo motor with Arduino. Finally the session was concluded after discussing about how to boost up a project and the ways of selecting the right processor and power supply system for the right job.

At the concluding stage, all the attendees were given a feedback form to share their views about IEEE BUET SB and give suggestions. Also, all participants were informed about a project contest to be held based on this workshop. The problem statement of the project was to implement a smart highway lighting system using LEDs, proximity sensor etc. In this project, the LEDs – representing street lights – were only supposed to turn on when a car (moving object) passed the LEDs, and remain off at all other times (day or night). The participants were asked to make a video of their project and send them via email to IEEE BUET Student Branch before 15 May, 2018 with three exciting gifts up for grabs for three winning teams.