Document Type

Conference Proceeding



Format of Original

6 p.

Publication Date



Association for Computing Machinery

Source Publication

Proceedings of the 42nd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education

Source ISSN


Original Item ID

doi: 10.1145/1953163.1953283


We present extensions to the Embedded Xinu educational operating system that, when coupled with a target device like the Cisco-Linksys WRT54GL, provide for an extremely attractive hands-on laboratory platform in network courses. We present classroom and research lab evidence for the usefulness of this platform as a network education tool, and discuss its significance in the context of a wide spectrum of competitor systems. This project is part of a larger effort to bring cost-effective, hands-on embedded system laboratory experiences into systems courses throughout the undergraduate computer science core.


Accepted version. Published as part of the proceedings of the conference, 42nd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, 2011. DOI. © 2011 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Used with permission