This class was tough.
This class is extremely hard and I personally think it was unnecessarily so. The class uses an out dated micro controller that is over 20 years old and uses an even older program to program the micro controller. The program, codewarrior, was filled with bugs and made the class even harder. Furthermore the lectures were behind the labs by a week for most of the semester. I often took a quiz in lab and then the next day would receive the answer in class. Half the class still hadn't been in lab putting my lab at a huge disadvantage.
In this class you learn assembly programming for the Freescale 9s12C micro controller. You also go through a lot of the fundamentals of micro controllers and end the class with a mini project. The mini project will take a lot of time, but is the most rewarding part of the class.
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Advice for students:
Go to lab at least two days early and plan on spending several long nights in lab. The good news is this class is going to be revamped for the 2017-2018 school year so expect it to hopefully be easier and more up to date with the technology.