San Antonio - Students in Dr. Vess Johnson’s System Analysis and Specification class used a Raspberry Pi computer during the Fall 2016 semester to build various products, which they presented in the weeks leading up to the winter break.

The Raspberry Pi computer is a low cost, credit-card-sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. The small device enables people to explore computing and learn how to program.

The project allowed students to work through a complete design from product conception to building and demonstration of the prototype. Students met various milestones throughout the semester-long project. They developed a vision statement and a budget for their projects.

The student projects included a Bluetooth portable speaker, a security camera hidden in a fan, a motion detector, a motion-activated nature camera, a GPS tracking device to monitor the UIW shuttle busses, a Wi-Fi-enabled digital picture frame and more.

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