MAKER: Mobile Device App for Wireless Control of a PLC-Based Automated System Conference Paper uri icon


  • American Society for Engineering Education, 2016. This paper describes how a wireless connection has been established to allow the use of a tablet or smartphone to monitor and control a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) using a tablet or smartphone. This includes the use of software to set up a connection through a router to the Ethernet adapter of the PLC. This activity is currently being used by industry to monitor and control manufacturing processes and equipment. Potential employers are asking for our graduates to have hands on experiences with this type of control. Future plans are to conduct comprehensive evaluation of learning outcomes and expand the control of manufacturing processes using wireless technologies. Security issues will also be addressed. Students will develop an industry standard of methodology in securing wireless connections.

name of conference

  • 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings

published proceedings

  • 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings

author list (cited authors)

  • Hart, T., & Hsieh, S.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Hart, Thomas||Hsieh, Sheng-Jen

publication date

  • January 2016