# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Electronics Systems II Task 1755611086

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Design a device to be controlled by a microcontroller.


Design should include
  • establishing the way the device will meet a need or solve a problem
  • designing and drawing a functional device
  • assembling the digital electronic components on a frame.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What is meant by user interface?
  • How does the designed device use machine language?
  • Why is a precise logical language used when programming devices?
  • What is an autonomous device? What are some examples?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will plan and conduct investigations using experimental design and product design processes. Key concepts include
  1. the components of a system are defined;
  2. instruments are selected and used to extend observations and measurements;
  3. information is recorded and presented in an organized format;
  4. the limitations of the experimental apparatus and design are recognized;
  5. the limitations of measured quantities are recognized through the appropriate use of significant figures or error ranges;
  6. models and simulations are used to visualize and explain phenomena, to make predictions from hypotheses, and to interpret data; and
  7. appropriate technology including computers, graphing calculators, and probeware is used for gathering and analyzing data and communicating results.


The student will investigate and understand how to diagram, construct, and analyze basic electrical circuits and explain the function of various circuit components. Key concepts include
  1. Ohm’s law;
  2. series, parallel, and combined circuits;
  3. electrical power; and
  4. alternating and direct currents.

Other Related Standards

ITEEA National Standards

10. The Role of Troubleshooting, Research and Development, Invention and Innovation, and Experimentation in Problem Solving


11. Apply the Design Processes


16. Energy and Power Technologies


19. Manufacturing Technologies


8. The Attributes of Design


9. Engineering Design


TSA Competitive Events



Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM)


Engineering Design


System Control Technology