Engineering 120 and Honors 120 - Engineering Problem Solving I

Fall 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 |

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R - Sept 10

M - Sept 14course 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 12

T - Sept 15

W - Sept 16

LOhm'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 windows3

R- Sept 17

M - Sept 21

L, R, Mmultimeters, breadboarding, resistors, LEDs

introduction to Arduino programming

making LEDs blink using the Arduino

punch holes for robot if time permitscircuits: breadboarding, multimeter & Arduino

introduction to Arduino programming

making an LED flash using Arduino

homework 34

T - Sept 22

W - Sept 23

L, R, Mcheck 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 45

R - Sept 24

M - Sept 28

L, R, Mmore 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 56

T - Sept 29

W - Sept 30

L, R, Mmultimeter 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 67

R - Oct 1

M - Oct 5

L, R, MExcel - text, numbers, formulas and plots in Excel

whisker / switch circuits

introduction to Excel

sensing switch status using an Arduino

homework 78

T - Oct 6

W - Oct 7

L, R, Mquiz 1

fixed cell references and Excel functions

controlling servos with manually created pulse trainsExcel: fixed cell references & functions

using servos with the Arduino

homework 89

R - Oct 8

M - Oct 12

L, R, Mexam review

using functions in Arduino programs

robot challenge rules

controlling servos using the servo librarytips 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 910

T - Oct 13college wide exam 1 from 7 - 9 p.m.

this is a closed book exam

sections H01, H02, H03, H04 and H05 meet in Adams 161 ( Entry behind Adams Residence Hall)

sections H06, H07 and H08 meet in CTLH 328 (Carson-Taylor Hall)

sections 001 and 002 meet in DAVH 113 (Davison Hall)

sections 003 and 004 meet in DAVH 209 (Davison Hall)

sections 005, 006 and 007 meet in Adams 162 (Entry behind Adams Residence Hall)

sections 008, 009 and 010 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 - Oct 14

R - Oct 15

L, R, Mdiscussion 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 1012

M - Oct 19

T - Oct 20

L

linear regression – linear

linear regression – by hand and manually on Excel

SolidWorks – example part using skills from tutorial #1linear regression: introduction

homework 1113

W - Oct 21

R - Oct 22

Lcoefficient of determination (r^2) – manual method - Excel tables

linear regression – using trendlines with Excel – linear only

initiation of pump project

SolidWorks tutorial – drawing an impellerlinear regression: r^2 & Excel trendlines

centrifugal pump assignment

tips for drawing an impeller in SolidWorks

homework 1214

M - Oct 26

T - Oct 27

L, Tlinear regression – power, exponential

hand plots and plots using Excel

adding trendlines

distribution of pump partslinear 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 1315

W - Oct 28

R - Oct 29

L, R, Tpump 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 photoresistorsclass instructions

homework 1416

M - Nov 2

T - Nov 3

L, R, Tpump 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 photoresistors17

W - Nov 4

R - Nov 5

L, Tconservation of energy – pump efficiency, pump curve

example with units

pass out impellers

pump testing directionsconservation of energy: pump efficiency

pump testing directions

pump testing data sheet

homework 15pump testing signup - on door of lab

18

M - Nov 9

T - Nov 10

L,Tquiz 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

W - Nov 11

R - Nov 12

L, R, Mexam review

robot challengehomework 17 20

M - Nov 16college wide exam 1 from 7 - 9 p.m.

this is a closed book exam

sections H01, H02, H03, H04 and H05 meet in Adams 161 ( Entry behind Adams Residence Hall)

sections H06, H07 and H08 meet in CTLH 328 (Carson-Taylor Hall)

sections 001 and 002 meet in DAVH 113 (Davison Hall)

sections 003 and 004 meet in DAVH 209 (Davison Hall)

sections 005, 006 and 007 meet in Adams 162 (Entry behind Adams Residence Hall)

sections 008, 009 and 010 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)