Engineering 120 and Honors 120 - Engineering Problem Solving I

Fall 2016 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
R - Sept 8
M - Sept 12

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
T - Sept 13
W - Sept 14
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
R - Sept 15
M - Sept 19
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
T - Sept 20
W - Sept 21
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
R - Sept 22
M - Sept 26
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
T - Sept 27
W - Sept 28
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
R - Sept 29
M - Oct 3
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
T - Oct 4
W - Oct 5
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
R - Oct 6
M - Oct 10
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
fixing a robot that keeps resetting itself
homework 9

10
T - Oct 11

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 H01, H02 and H03 meet in Carson Taylor (CTLH) 328
Secitons H04, H05, H06, H07, H08 and H09 meet in Adams 161 (Entry behind Adams Residence Hall)
sections 001, 002 and 003 meet in Adams 162 (Entry behind Adams Residence Hall)
sections 004 and 005 meet in DAVH 113 (Davison Hall)
section 006 meets in Bogard Hall 129
section 007 meets in Bogard Hall 304
section 008 meets in Bogard Hall 327
section 009 meets in Bogard Hall 328

2007 practice exam
2007 practice exam solution
2010 exam 1
2011 exam 1
2012 exam 1
2013 exam 1 plus (solution)
2014 exam 1 plus (solution)
2015 exam 1 plus (solution)

11
W - Oct 12
R - Oct 13
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 - Oct 17
T - Oct 18
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 - Oct 19
R - Oct 20
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 - Oct 24
T - Oct 25
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 - Oct 26
R - Oct 27
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 - Oct 31
T - Nov 1
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 - Nov 2
R - Nov 3
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
M - Nov 7
T - Nov 8
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
W - Nov 9
R - Nov 10
L, R, M

exam review
robot challenge
homework 17
20
M - Nov 14

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 H01, H02 and H03 meet in Carson Taylor (CTLH) 328
Secitons H04, H05, H06, H07, H08 and H09 meet in Adams 161 (Entry behind Adams Residence Hall)
sections 001, 002 and 003 meet in Adams 162 (Entry behind Adams Residence Hall)
sections 004 and 005 meet in DAVH 113 (Davison Hall)
section 006 meets in Bogard Hall 129
section 007 meets in Bogard Hall 304
section 008 meets in Bogard Hall 327
section 009 meets in Bogard Hall 328

practice problems
practice problems solution
formula sheet for exam
2010 exam 2
2011 exam 2
2012 exam 2
2013 exam 2 plus solution
2014 exam 2 plus solution