Engineering 120 - Engineering Problem Solving I

Spring Quarter 2014 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 12
R - Mar 13

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 - Mar 17
T - Mar 18
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 - Mar 19
R - Mar 20
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 - Mar 24
T - Mar 25
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 - Mar 26
R - Mar 27
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 - Mar 31
T - Apr 1
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 - Apr 2
R - Apr 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
M - Apr 7
T - Apr 8
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 - Apr 9
R - Apr 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
homework 9

10
M - Apr 14

college wide exam 1 from 7 - 9 p.m.
this is a closed book exam
both sections meet in Davison 209

2007 practice exam
2007 practice exam solution
2010 exam 1
2011 exam 1
2012 exam 1

11
W - Apr 16
R - Apr 17
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
T - Apr 22
W - Apr 23
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
R - Apr 24
M - Apr 28
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
T - Apr 29
W - Apr 30
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
R - May 1
M - May 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
T - May 6
W - May 7
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
R - May 8
M - May 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
T - May 13
W - May 14
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
R - May 15
M - May 19
L, R, M
exam review
robot challenge
homework 17
20
W - May 21

college wide exam 2 from 7 - 9 p.m.
this is a closed book exam
both sections meet in Davison 209

practice problems
practice problems solution
formula sheet for exam
2010 exam 2
2011 exam 2
2012 exam 2