I hear the train a comin' It's rollin' 'round the bend And I ain't seen the sunshine Since I don't know when... Johnny Cash
|Comp Sec||Camp Loc||Time Days/Date||Bldg Room||Instructor|
|LEC 001||UW U||10:30-11:20 MWF||MC 4045||Martin Karsten|
|Instructor's Name||Office Location||Contact||Office Hours|
|Martin Karsten||DC 3506||mkarstenuwaterloo.ca||open door / by appointment|
For any personal matters, please email the instructor.
Due dates below are tenative until the assignment is published.
|Assignment||Link to Assignment||Due Date||Notes|
|A0||Polling Loop||Mon, Jan 13, 10:00am||Communication with Trains and Terminal|
|Kernel Description||Minimum Kernel Specification for K1-K4|
|K1||Kernel (Part 1)||Mon, Jan 27, 10:00am||Context-Switch, Task Scheduling|
|K2||Kernel (Part 2)||Fri, Jan 31, 10:00am||Message Passing, Name Server|
|K3||Kernel (Part 3)||Mon, Feb 10, 10:00am||Event Notification, Clock Server|
|CS||Context Switch Presentation||Tue, Feb 11, 5:00pm||In-Class Presentations on Feb 12 and 14|
|K4||Kernel (Part 4)||Mon, Feb 24, 10:00am||UART Server(s)|
|TC1||Train Control (Part 1)||Mon, Mar 9, 10:00am||Demo: control one train|
|Final Project - Proposal||Mon, Mar 16, 10:00am|
|TC2||Train Control (Part 2)||Mon, Mar 23, 10:00am||Demo: control multiple trains|
|Final Project||Fri, Apr 3, 10:00am||Demo|
The final exam is scheduled by the Registrar for Monday, Apr 13, 9am - 11:30am. It will cover material from the entire course. The final exam will be given as take-home exam. 24 hours before the registrar-scheduled start time. Exam answers have to be submitted by email to the instructor at the scheduled end time (i.e., after 26.5 hours).
The final exam will be made available at this link on Sunday, Apr 12, 9am. Download requires UW authentication.
The workstations in the main room run Ubuntu Linux with access to the regular linux.student.cs environment. The workstations in the inner room run a slightly different Linux setup with a default login and are connected to grey boxes that contain the embedded ARM computers. Two of those are connected to train tracks. You can use the gtkterm terminal emulator to communicate with the ARM computer via serial interface.
IMPORTANT: A turnout solenoid must be switched off (via Command 0x20) between 100 and 500 milliseconds after it was activated!
|example code:||/u/cs452/public/iotest/ (see README)|
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