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2-Day Arduino microcontroller hands-on


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NEW! 2-DAY Arduino Microcontroller:Hands-On on 26th and 27th April 2014. (Click here to register)
(Brochure as attached at the bottom of this page)

This two-day course aims to equip participants with the fundamental understanding and skills needed to construct and program a microcontroller. Arduino is one of the well known open-source electronics prototyping platform intended for developing embedded system especially for artists, designers, hobbyists and researchers.
During the hands-on session, participants are given opportunities to build and program their own Arduino system from scratch, sharpen their programming skill in C languages while unleashing their creativity in developing variety of programs. Elementary to intermediate projects such as LED Blinking to motor control are introduced.
This course is conducted by an experienced inventors and roboticist, Dr Yeong Che Fai. The course has previously been organised for lecturers, researchers and undergraduates from various universities, polytechnics and colleges nationwide, and has evolved over the years to provide an effective platform for participants to learn about microcontroller via carefully designed hands-on tasks. 

Course Objective 
  • To construct an Arduino basic circuit.
  • To program and compile various tasks and applications using Arduino.
  • To provide participants with the knowledge to construct their own embedded system.

Course Schedule 
Tentative two days program, 9:00 am till 5:00 pm.
Day 1
Module 1:        Introduction to Embedded System
Module 2:        Digital I/0
Module 3:        Analog I/0
Module 4:        Serial Communication
Day 2
Module 5:        Interfacing Devices  - LCD Display
Module 6:        Interfacing Devices  - Sensors and Data logger
Module 7:        Interfacing Devices  - Motors
Module 8:        Robot Demonstrations 

* More than 15 hands-on projects including LED blinking, 7-Segments, Sensors, LCD, motor control, PID, PWM, timer, serial communication, wireless, etc. 


The course is suitable for all stage of studies (First Year - Final Year, postgraduates and staffs) either as hobbyist, development of embedded systems, robots, Final Year Projects or Research Projects.

Facilitator’s Profile 
Dr Yeong Che Fai is currently a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, UTM. He graduated with PhD in Bioengineering from Imperial College London, in 2010. He has been teaching the microcontroller subject since 2003, and has experience with different types of microcontroller including ATMEL, Microchip PIC, Motorola, Philips and Arduino. 

His name is well-associated with robotics in Malaysia as he has participated and won many invention competitions nationally and internationally. Recently, he has won World Invention Award, Diamond Award for commercialization and Gold Medal at British Invention Show 2013 in London. He also won 4 awards at Korean Inventor Award Festival 2013. He has also 
guided a team to win MyInovasi 2012 competition worth RM50,000 where the invention is Robot Rehabilitation. He also has won First Prize two years back to back (2011 and 2012) in Innopitch Competition organised by ICC, UTM.  Both the pitching contents are related to embedded system. He also won the Best Performance in the Innopitch Competition 2012 that won him a trip to California, USA. 

He has been team instructor and team advisor for UTM Robocon team for 8 years. Dr Yeong has led the UTM/ Malaysian Robocon team to win national champion titles and represented Malaysia in the Asia-Pacific Robot contest in Thailand (2003), Korea (2004), China (2005), Malaysia (2006), Thailand (2011) and recently Hong Kong (2012). He has also won champion titles in national Robot Climb (2002 & 2004), Robot Grab (2004) and Robot Partner (2004) competitions. Dr Yeong also led several teams to Philips Young Inventors’ Challenge competition and won the competition two years in a row in 2004 and 2005. All winning inventions were gadgets that utilized microcontroller. 

He is managing more than RM1.5 million fund for research, pre-seed and commercialization including L2M Fund, Cradle Fund, UTM GUP Fund, etc. Dr Yeong also has a UTM spin-off Company (
http://www.dfautomation.comto commercialize his research work. In short, Dr Yeong has practical experiences incorporating microcontroller for various applications ranging from simple to advanced embedded system for commercialization purposes. 

cf yeong,
Apr 7, 2014, 9:06 PM