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Development of e-abacus

Mahamad, Abd Kadir and Robian, Mohamad Solehin and Saon, Sharifah (2015) Development of e-abacus. In: International Conference on Electrical and Electronic Engineering 2015 (IC3E 2015), 10-11 August 2015, Melaka, Malaysia.


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Nowadays, most people prefer to use calculator as it is the easiest machine to perform their calculation. However, using calculator would not illustrate how the calculation was performed. On the other hand, abacus illustrates the steps to perform mathematic operations, although it takes time to learn. To decrease the time spending in learning the abacus, electronic abacus or E-abacus is introduced. The main objective of this project is to make E-abacus easy to learn and use. The idea of the proposed device is to combine the traditional abacus with the calculator. E-abacus can perform two tasks; displaying number according to the beads and four basic mathematical operations which are addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. The hardware used in development of E-abacus are Japanese abacus (Soroban), Arduino Mega microcontroller, and Infra-red (IR) sensor. Open Source Arduino software (IDE) is used to program the microprocessor using C language. From observations, E-abacus evidently can operate successfully to perform mathematical operations.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: abacus; arduino; mathematical; operations
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Calculating machines
Divisions: Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering > Department of Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2015 06:47
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2015 06:47
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/7204
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