Engineering 121 and Honors 121 - Engineering Problem Solving II

Winter Quarter 2015-16 Schedule

Things to bring to class: L = Laptop R = Robot M = Multimeter T = all Tools W = water bottles  
Color code for topics: Projects / Hands-on Fundamentals  Software Communication Broadening / Design Assessment
class topic download
1
W - Dec 2
R - Dec 3
L, T

Course Overview
Icebreaker

Introduction to the Fishtank Project
Fabrication of Fishtank Platform

fishtank project assignment
fishtank platform fabrication
homework 1

2
M - Dec 7
T - Dec 8
L, T, FT

Fabrication of Conductivity Sensor - Group A (teams of 2)
Fabrication of Reservoir - Group B (teams of 2)
Assembly of Fishtank Flow Loop & Wiring

conductivity sensor fabrication - PowerPoint
(video1, video2, video3, video4, video5)
fishtank reservoir fabrication - PowerPoint
(video1, video2)
homework 2

3
W - Dec 9
R - Dec 10
L, T, R, FT

Salt Water Chemistry - Conductivity Sensor Circuit
LCD Wiring & Programming
Fabrication of Conductivity Sensor - Group B (teams of 2)
Fabrication of Reservoir - Group A (teams of 2)
Assembly of Fishtank Flow Loop & Wiring

conductivity sensor intro: PP and PDF
LCD wiring & programming
conductivity measurement system
homework 3

4
M - Dec 14
T - Dec 15
L, FT, M, W

Salt Water Chemistry - % Weight
Calibration of Conductivity Sensors

salt water chemistry - % weight
conductivity sensor calibration
homework 4

5
W - Dec 16
R - Dec 17
L, M, FT

Global & Societal Issue #1 Presentation and Discussion
Conservation of Mass - Introduction and Batch Problems
Implement Transistors on Breadboard to Switch LEDs
Run Program to Switch LEDs

Semiconductors and Transistors

conservation of mass - introduction
extended solution for class problem
using a transistor to switch an LED
transistor theory
homework 5

6
M - Jan 4
T - Jan 5
L, T, FT

Quiz 1
Conservation of Mass - Rate Problems
Switching with Relays - Robot Current Limits, Power Supplies, Coil Voltage
and Current, Switched Current, On-Board Voltage Regulator (1A), . . .


conservation of mass - rate problem
relays
cascaded switching of a solenoid valve
homework 6

7
W - Jan 6
R - Jan 7
L, R, M

On-Off Control of Salinity
Upper & Lower Control Limits
Deadtime Compensation
Material Balance for Fishtank Salinity Control

control of salinity
material balance problem
homework 7

8
M - Jan 11
T - Jan 12
L,M,FT,W

Preparation for Salinity Control Testing
(Recalibration, Random Error Determination, Deadtime Compensation,

Fitting, UCL, LCL, Control Equations, LCD Display Requirements)

preparation for salinity testing
flowchart for sketch
fishtank programming tips
evaluation of salinity control
homework 8

9
W - Jan 13
R - Jan 14
L,T,FT,W

System Troubleshooting / Exam Review

homework 9

10
T - Jan 19

college wide exam 1 from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
this is a closed book exam
001 and 002 meet in DAVH 209 (Davison Hall)
003, 004 and 005 meet in Adams 161 (enter behind Adams Hall)
H01, H02, H03, H04 meet in Adams 162 (enter behind Adams Hall)
H05 and H06 meet in DAVH 206 (Davison Hall)


formula sheet
material balance problems

material balance solutions
2011 exam 1
2012 exam 1
2013 exam 1
2014 exam 1 (solution)

11
W - Jan 20
R - Jan 21
L, M, T, FT, W

Global & Societal #2 - Discussion
System Troubleshooting
Salinity System Evaluations

homework 10

12
M - Jan 25
T - Jan 26
L, M, T, FT, W

Salinity System Evaluations


homework 11

13
W - Jan 27
R - Jan 28
L, T, FT, M

Temperature Measurement
Conservation of Energy - Response Time of Heather
System Wiring & Programming or Thermistor Waterproofing

measurement of temperature
conservation of energy
thermistor waterproofing
homework 12

14
M - Feb 1
T - Feb 2
L, FT, M

System Wiring & Programming or Thermistor Waterproofing

heater fabrication
temperature control wiring
homework 13

15
W - Feb 3
R - Feb 4
L, T

Calibration of Thermistors

calibration of thermistors
homework 14

16
R - Feb 11
M - Feb 15
L, FT, W

Quiz 2
Final Fishtank Programming


evaluation of fishtank control
homework 15

17
T - Feb 16
W - Feb 17
L, FT, W

Fishtank Systems Due
Instructor Checks for Working Systems
presentation tips
grading sheet for presentations
homework 16

18
R - Feb 18
M - Feb 22
L, FT

Seven Minute Team Fishtank Project Presentations

homework 17

19
T - Feb 23
W - Feb 24
L, FT Parts

Course Assessment
Return of Parts (valves, heaters, reservoirs, relays, . . .)
Exam Review

homework 18

20
M - Feb 29

college wide exam 1 from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
this is a closed book exam
001 and 002 meet in DAVH 209 (Davison Hall)
003, 004 and 005 meet in Adams 161 (enter behind Adams Hall)
H01, H02, H03, H04 meet in Adams 162 (enter behind Adams Hall)
H05 and H06 meet in DAVH 206 (Davison Hall)