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

1
W - Mar 7
R - Mar 8

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

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
homework 2

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

electrical power
resistors in series and parallel

circuits: power
circuits: series and parallel resistors
homework 3

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

using "for loops" to control LEDs

discovery – KVL proof using an Arduino

why won't my Arduino work?
control LEDs with for loops
prove KVL with resistor circuits
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
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

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

homework 10

11
W - Apr 11
R - Apr 12
L

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

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

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
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

formula sheet