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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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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