Engineering 120 and Honors 120 - Engineering Problem Solving I

Spring 2018 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 - Mar 7
R - Mar 8

course overview
introduction to electricity
engineering solution methodology and format
robot assembly

circuits: intro to electricity
what's in your kit
intro to living with the lab
robot assembly
homework 1

2
M - Mar 12
T - Mar 13
L, R, M, T

Ohm's Law
experimenting with the breadboard by building circuits
building your robot (punch holes as time permits)

circuits:Ohm's Law
building circuits on breadboard
homework 2

3
W - Mar 14
R - Mar 15
L, R, M, T

electrical power
resistors in series and parallel

Making an LED blink with your Arduino

circuits: power
circuits: series and parallel resistors
making LED blink with Arduino
homework 3

4
M - Mar 19
T - Mar 20
L, R, M, T

check blinking LED homework
using "for loops" to control LEDs
Troubleshooting your Arduino

discovery KVL proof using an Arduino
Connecting Your Switches

why won't my Arduino work?
control LEDs with for loops
prove KVL with resistor circuits
hooking up your switches
homework 4

5
W - Mar 21
R - Mar 22
L, R, M, T


measuring electrical current
proving KCL using resistor circuits
wiring and taking input from your switches
soldering introduction

measure current and prove KCL
troubleshooting your multimeter
digital input from switches
homework 5

learning to solder

soldering quiz (take quiz on Moodle)

6
M - Mar 26
T - Mar 27
L, R, M, T

introduction to soldering
soldering battery packs
controlling LEDs with switches, If statements and for loops

controlling LEDs with switches
homework 6

7
W - Mar 28
R - Mar 29
L, R, M, T

SolidWorks introduction
using servos to make your robot move
SolidWorks introduction
servos

homework 7

8
T - Apr 3
W - Apr 4
L, R, M, T

quiz 1
robot challenge introduction
controlling servos using the servo library
using functions in Arduino programs

robot challenge intro
robot challenge scoring
robot challenge mat
servo library and functions
homework 8

how to fix a robot that resets itself

9
R - Apr 5
M - Apr 9
L, R, M, T

exam overview
Excel - text, numbers, formulas and plots
pump project overview
SolidWorks tutorial drawing an impeller

Excel introduction
pump project overview
tips for drawing an impeller
homework 9

10
T - Apr 10

college wide exam 1 from 7 - 9 p.m.
students must show their student ID when submitting their exam

this is a closed book exam
sections 001 and 002 - Carson Taylor (CTLH) 328

three-point questions
three-point question solutions
five-point questions
five-point quesiton solutions
computer and work-out problems
computer and work-out problem solutions
2014 exam
2014 exam solution
2015 exam
2015 exam solution
reference sheet

homework 10

11
W - Apr 11
R - Apr 12
L

discussion of exam 1
linear regression by hand and
manually on Excel

linear regression
homework 11

12
M - Apr 16
T - Apr 17
L, R, M, T

conservation of energy pump efficiency
photoresistor circuit - reading analog voltage
tips for line following
distribution of pump parts

pump fabrication presentation
cons of energy - pump efficiency
implementing photoresistors
homework 12

milling machine safety quiz (take quiz on Moodle)

13
W - Apr 18
R - Apr 19
L, R, M, 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

pump fabrication day instructions
using your dial caliper
drawing a barbed fitting
homework 13
14
M - Apr 23
T - Apr 24
L, R, M, 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

homework 14
15
W - Apr 25
R - Apr 26
L, T

pass out impellers
pump testing directions

pump project requirements
pump efficiency
example with units
coefficient of determination (r^2)
linear regression – using trendlines with Excel
(linear, power, exponential, polynomial)

pump performance testing
pump project requirements
r^2 and trendlines in Excel
homework 15

16
M - Apr 30
T - May 1
L, R, M, T
analog and digital signals
revisiting the robot challenge
complete pump assembly
pump testing
work on robot challenge
analog and digital signals
line following tips
homework 16
17
W - May 2
R - May 3
L, R, M, T

complete pump assembly
pump testing
work on robot challenge

homework 17
18
M - May 7
T - May 8
L, R, M, T

quiz 2
work on robot challenge

pump project due
homework 18

19
W - May 9
R - May 10
L, R, M, T

exam review
robot challenge
robot challenge due
20
T - May 15

college wide exam 2 from 7 - 9 p.m.
students must show their student ID when submitting their exam
this is a closed book exam
sections 001 and 002 - Carson Taylor (CTLH) 328

3 point questions
3 point question solutions
5 point questions
5 point question solutions
2014 exam 2 plus solution
2015 exam plus solution

formula sheet