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What Will You Make?

Integrating Galileo into curriculum plans

 

Since the Intel Galileo University Donation Program began accepting requests in November of 2013, individuals have submitted over 1800 entries representing more than 700 universities in 88 countries. Intel has already thousands of boards for schools to integrate into their 2014 curriculum.

 

The most common reason for requesting Intel Galileo boards is for a variety of embedded computing applications—whether as an aide in teaching an introduction to embedded computing or microcontroller systems course, or as a project platform for senior level classes. Robotics, sensor networks, and control experiments were among the most popular proposed embedded areas.

 

Another recurring theme is that the Arduino form factor allows quick prototyping and the ability to discover the interaction between an OS and the hardware. For this reason, there are a number of schools who plan to use the board to teach innovation, or in CS or Bioengineering or other non-EE disciplines.

Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences with Galileo boxes

Professor Mike Barth and engineering students from the Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences will use the Galileo board to build up a small scale industrial process plant in their lab.

Taking advantage of Galileo compatability and compute power

 

Many universities currently using other Arduino form factor boards are looking to provide increased compute power for their projects with the Galileo board. Others want to enable their students to develop Intel® Architecture-based applications to take advantage of the compatibility with the complete computing spectrum for research into the Internet of Things, for example.

Here is a summary of some of the more interesting proposals:

  • Autonomous pesticide spraying based on wireless sensor networks and unmanned aerial vehicles
  • Monitor the physiological parameters of elderly
  • Create software giving gadgets like Google glass and smart watches their distinctive behavior
  • Develop a business idea around the development board and develop a working prototype
  • Develop new wearable computing and self-moving applications
  • Lunabotics mining
  • Real-time processing of datasets, spectrum analysis and sensor fusion
  • Monitoring of quality of water in wetlands
  • Applications for energy-efficient existing building retrofitting
  • Computer vision based tools for automated construction performance monitoring
  • Picosatellite actuator using magnetorquer system
  • Brain imaging
  • Application of augmented reality to manufacturing processes
  • Making an operant chamber used in behavioral neuroscience
  • Cubesat
  • Remote meteorological station
  • Stratospherical balloon project
  • Develop novel applications in hospitality

 

As universities implement their Galileo plans, students and professors will be posting updates about their projects in the Intel University Maker Community.