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    Teaching engineering design through Lego Mindstorms


    Ringwood, John and Monaghan, Karl and Maloco, John (2005) Teaching engineering design through Lego Mindstorms. European Journal of Engineering Education, 30 (1). pp. 91-104.

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    Abstract

    This paper examines a particular methodology of teaching engineering design to undergraduate engineering students, which relies on Lego® Mindstorms™. A number of important issues are addressed, including the timing of the design module within the programme, prior knowledge required and assessment components. The module, which has been running for three years, was found to have many positive attributes, not only in relation to the core design activity, but also in generating good team-building and engaging students with the degree programme.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Teaching engineering; design; lego; mindstorms;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
    Item ID: 1016
    Depositing User: John Maloco
    Date Deposited: 27 May 2008
    Journal or Publication Title: European Journal of Engineering Education
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    Refereed: Yes
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