IEEE Winnipeg Section


UMARS & UMIEEE present Hands-On Embedded Systems



Sunday, March 27, 2011 from 10:00am to 3:00pm


E2-365 EITC
University of Manitoba


Ben Bergman, Troy Denton (VE4TRD), Dario Schor (VE4SCH), Matthew Sebastian, Frank Serafin (VE4FHS), and Matthew Woelk (VE4MDW)


In this hands-on workshop, students will get introduced to the Texas Instruments MSP430 LaunchPad development board and use it to build a simple embedded system.

A team of experienced students will demonstrate how to develop, run, and debug applications using the development board and some additional components. At the end of the workshop, students will walk away with all the components used during the workshop so that they can continue to experiment at home.

  • MSP430 LaunchPad Development Board
  • Programming cables & software
  • Breadboard with some passive components


COMP 1010 – Intro to Computer Science or equivalent (basic programming)
ECE 1450 – Intro to Electrical and Computer Engineering or equivalent (basic circuits)


$20 per person (includes all components & lunch). Only 20 spots available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Register online before March 22, 2011 by clicking here.
Payment required to complete registration. If the fee is not received by the end-of-business on March 22, the spot will be assigned to another student.


  • University of Manitoba Amateur Radio Society (UMARS)
  • University of Manitoba IEEE Student Branch (UMIEEE)
  • IEEE Computer and Computational Intelligence Chapter
  • IEEE EduManCom Chapter
  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Manitoba

Event Sponsor:

  • IEEE Winnipeg Section
  • University of Manitoba Student Union


For more information contact Dario Schor, VE4SCH or Frank Serafin, VE4FHS.


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