Category Archives: Tools

3D Modeling and Printing

3D modeling and printing can be easy if you have the right tools and programs. My experiences with the free Sketch Up Make and the Makerbot Replicator 5G printer are quite positive. Getting started with 3D modeling: Download and install Sketch Up Make … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Eleventh Workshop on Intelligent Solutions in Embedded Systems (WISES 2013)

Embedded Systems run our cars and telephones, control production lines and aircraft systems. Meeting the strong requirements regarding the cost, safety, security, size and the power consumption require new and innovative solutions. Providing flexible and configurable systems is nowadays the … Continue reading

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Testing embedded user interfaces with paper prototyping

Paper prototyping is a usability test where users access an interface by interacting with a paper version of the interface that is manipulated by a second person emulating the computer. The second person only manipulates the paper interface, but is … Continue reading

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Model-based development using open source tools

Embedded systems engineering faces increasing demands for more functionality, rapidly evolving components, and shrinking schedules. Model-based development promises higher comprehension by modeling on several abstraction-levels, formal verification, and automated code generation. Typically, tools for model-based embedded systems development are closed … Continue reading

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