The MicroKit is your personal tool for learning about microcontrollers, embedded systems, and mechatronics. Undergraduate mechanical engineering students at UC, Berkeley are given an individual MicroKit to support their learning in a number of courses:

  • ME 100: Electronics for the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • ME 102B: Mechatronics Design
  • ME 103: Experimentation and Measurements
  • ME 131: Vehicle Dynamics and Control
  • ME 135: Design of Microprocessor-Based Mechanical Systems
  • ME 136: Introduction to Control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Depending on the requirements of your course, you will use all or only a subset of the parts available to you. Let’s take a look at what’s included!

Figure 1. The MicroKit with it’s parts!

For more information on the parts available, click on one of the links in the Parts section on the right, and it will take you to a dedicated page with a description and some useful resources with specifications.

The MicroKit is intended to cover a broad range of subjects and activities relating to the use of hardware components. You can expect to program, build, and test all sorts of hardware implementations that will support your learning in class.

To better understand what capabilities are available to you with your MicroKit, take a look at the Tutorials section of this website. Included will be several brief introductions to some basic concepts and skills needed to operate your kit.