Engineering 120 and Honors 120 - Engineering Problem Solving I

Winter Quarter 2015 Schedule

Things to bring to class: L = Laptop R = Robot M = Multimeter T = all Tools    
Color code for topics: Projects / Hands-on Fundamentals  Software Communication Broadening / Design Assessment
class topic download

1
W - Dec 3
R - Dec 4

course overview
introduction to electricity
engineering solution methodology and format
adapting the Arduino to the boe-bot parts kit (punch holes as time permits)

living with the lab overview
circuits: intro to electricity
robot fabrication
engineering format for homework
homework 1

2
M - Dec 8
T - Dec 9
L

Ohm's Law
electrical power and equivalent resistance
non-engineering homework format

adapting the Arduino to the boe-bot parts kit (punch holes as time permits)

email etiquette
circuits: Ohm's Law
circuits: power, resistors in series and parallel
series & parallel example
non-engineering format for homework
homework 2

arduino installation: mac or windows

3
W - Dec 10
R - Dec 11
L, R, M

multimeters, breadboarding, resistors, LEDs
introduction to Arduino programming
making LEDs blink using the Arduino
punch holes for robot if time permits

circuits: breadboarding, multimeter & Arduino
introduction to Arduino programming
making an LED flash using Arduino
homework 3

4
M - Dec 15
T - Dec 16
L, R, M

check blinking LED komework
using "for loops" to control LEDs

discovery – KVL proof using an Arduino

why won't my arduino work?
using "for loops" to control LEDs
circuits: Proving KVL on the Arduino
homework 4

5
W - Dec 17
R - Dec 18
L, R, M

more discussion on KVL
analog & digital Inputs
binary numbers and data types

voltage divider circuit - photoresistors and "if statements"

circuits: implications of KVL
analog vs. digital signals
binary numbers
photoresistors and if statements
homework 5

KVL example 1
KVL example 2

6
M - Jan 5
T - Jan 6
L, R, M

multimeter current measurement - KCL and current division
introduction to soldering
soldering battery packs (complete during next 3 classes)

circuits:proving KCL on the Arduino
circuits: implications of KCL
learning to solder
preparing battery packs for Arduino
homework 6

soldering safety quiz

7
W - Jan 7
R - Jan 8
L, R, M

Excel - text, numbers, formulas and plots in Excel
whisker / switch circuits

introduction to Excel
sensing switch status using an Arduino
homework 7

8
M - Man 12
T - Jan 13
L, R, M

quiz 1
fixed cell references and Excel functions

controlling servos with manually created pulse trains

Excel: fixed cell references & functions
using servos with the Arduino
homework 8

9
W - Jan 14
R - Jan 15
L, R, M

exam review
using functions in Arduino programs
robot challenge rules
controlling servos using the servo library

tips for exam 1
robot challenge overview
robot challenge and rules
robot challenge mat (to print?)
controlling servos using the servo library
using functions in Arduino programs
homework 9

10
T - Jan 20

college wide exam 1 from 7 - 9 p.m.
this is a closed book exam
sections 001 and 002 meet in DAVH 113 (Davison Hall)
sections 003 and 004 meet in DAVH 213 (Davison Hall)

2007 practice exam
2007 practice exam solution
2010 exam 1
2011 exam 1
2012 exam 1
2014 spring exam 1 (solution)

11
W - Jan 21
R - Jan 22
L, R, M

discussion of exam 1
show where to find SolidWorks tutorial #1

discussion of global & societal issue
tips for line following
making your robot whistle

programming tips for line following
piezo speaker whistle challenge
homework 10

12
M - Jan 26
T - Jan 27
L


linear regression – linear
linear regression – by hand and
manually on Excel
SolidWorks – example part using skills from tutorial #1

linear regression: introduction
homework 11

13
W - Jan 28
R - Jan 29
L

coefficient of determination (r^2) – manual method - Excel tables
linear regression – using trendlines with Excel – linear only
initiation of pump project
SolidWorks tutorial – drawing an impeller

linear regression: r^2 & Excel trendlines
centrifugal pump assignment
tips for drawing an impeller in SolidWorks
homework 12
14
M - Feb 2
T - Feb 3
L, T
linear regression – power, exponential
hand plots and
plots using Excel
adding trendlines
distribution of pump parts

linear regression: power & exponential fits
linear regression: equation summary
graph paper: cartesian
graph paper: semilog
graph paper: log-log
linear regression: example
pump fabrication presentation
homework 13

milling machine safety quiz

15
W - Feb 4
R - Feb 5
L, R, T

pump fabrication – group B
group A: SolidWorks
1) draw pump parts (screws, DC motor, barbed fittings)
2) create pump assembly (if time permits)

group A - soldering extension leads on photoresistors

class instructions
homework 14
16
M - Feb 9
T - Feb 10
L, R, T
pump fabrication – group A
group B: SolidWorks
1) draw pump parts (screws, DC motor, barbed fittings)
2) create pump assembly (if time permits)

group B - soldering extension leads on photoresistors

class instructions

17
W - Feb 11
R - Feb 12
L, T

conservation of energy – pump efficiency, pump curve
example with units
pass out impellers
pump testing directions

conservation of energy: pump efficiency
pump testing directions
pump testing data sheet
homework 15

pump testing signup - on door of lab

18
R - Feb 19
M - Feb 23
L,T

quiz 2
University course assessment
wrap up loose ends on pump project
test pumps: teams of four select the better of two pumps
test pumps at HelpDesk if needed (see the signup sheet)

pump project: homework 16
19
T - Feb 24
W - Feb 25
L, R, M
exam review
robot challenge
homework 17
20
M - Mar 2

college wide exam 2 from 7 - 9 p.m.
this is a closed book exam
sections 001 and 002 meet in DAVH 113 (Davison Hall)
sections 003 and 004 meet in DAVH 213 (Davison Hall)

practice problems
practice problems solution
formula sheet for exam
2010 exam 2
2011 exam 2
2012 exam 2
2013 exam 2 (solution)