The Draw-Bot
A Project for Teaching Software Engineering

Martin von Mohrenschildt and Dennis K. Peters


We present a course project which was successfully used to teach software design principles to third year computer engineering students. The goal of the project is to program a robot to trace a shortest path through a maze. The students, organized in teams of five, have to follow the classical steps of software development and prepare interface, design and testing documents. Having a project that requires controlling a device to complete a clear task generates enthusiasm in the students and helps them to understand the principles taught in the course.

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Last modified: Sun 1999.01.03 at 15:23 NST by Dennis Peters