ECE Intro Course Teaches Students to Design Video Games, Alarm Clocks, and More

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July 28th, 2011

EC311

Students taking EC311: Introduction to Logic Design during the spring didn’t just read about how a computer functions – they programmed their own hardware, too.

Imagine creating your own video game, fabricating an alarm clock, or designing an electronic piano.

Students taking EC311: Introduction to Logic Design during the spring didn’t just read about how a computer functions – they programmed their own hardware, too.

As part of their final projects, Assistant Professor Douglas Densmore (ECE) asked Boston University students to explore the world of verilog, a hardware description language used to model electronic systems.

EC311 student, Robins Patel (ENG ’13), took footage of the final results and recently created a video of the projects.

Watch the end products on YouTube.

What resulted was everything from a student-designed version of the video game, Guitar Hero, to an electronic pill box that confirms how many pills one has taken daily.

-Rachel Harrington (rachelah@bu.edu)