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Microcontroller Educational Device (MED)
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Deathstar Engineering took on the task of creating a microcontroller kit in the form of a portable demonstration. In the project proposal, the main objective was to teach microcontroller programming to users. The original sponsors of the project were interested in learning to program a variety of outputs for three controllers in particular: Arduino, Beaglebone, and Raspberry Pi. It was also intended that the product would need to be interactive and easy to use for beginners. The product, designed by Deathstar Engineering, differentiates itself from the currently available choices by combining all of the different hardware programming interfaces into a single, easy to use system that will allow the user to experiment with several units, thus increasing the learning potential and value of the product. The product also mainly targets K-12 schools while keeping the design open and flexible to allow anyone who has an interest in programming microcontrollers to use the product. By creating the product in this way, it will fill a niche in the market that does not exist at this time. Fig. 1 shows the completed product, the Microcontroller Educational Device (MED).