Engineering 121 and Honors 121 - Engineering Problem Solving II

Spring 2018 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 - Mar 7
R - Mar 8
L, T, M, R

Course Overview
Introduction to the Fishtank Project
Assembly and Calibration of Temperature Sensor

fishtank project intro
thermistor calibration
homework 1

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

Conservation of Energy
Data Types and Programming Tips

conservation of energy
data types
homework 2

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

Conservation of Energy
Heater Control (setpoint, LCD & UCL)
Programming to Simulate Heater Control

conservation of energy problems
heater control with UCL & LCL
homework 3

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

Reservoir Fabrication
Conductivity Sensor Fabrication
Semiconductors and Transistors
Switching of LEDs with a Transistor Circuit

reservoir fabrication
conductivity sensor fabrication
transistor circuit
homework 4

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

Conservation of Energy Problems - Two Materials
Implement a PiezoSpeaker
Program a Temperature Alarm

conservation of energy problems
implementing piezospeakers
fishtank platform fabrication
homework 5

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

Quiz 1
Conservation of Energy Problem
Relays
Cascading Switching using a Transistor and a Relay

conservation of energy problem
relays
cascading switches
homework 6

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

Programming Fundamentals Review
Fishtank Platform Assembly

programing fundamentals
homework 7

8
T - Apr3
W - Apr 4
L, T, M, R, FT

Salt Water Mixtures
Configuring Your Fishtank System for temperature Control

salt water mixtures
preparing fishtank for temp control
homework 8

temperature evaluation checksheet

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

Conductivity Sensor Introduction
How the Conductivity Sensor Works
Programming the SparkFun LCD
Global & Societal Issue #1 Presentation and Discussion
Exam Review

conductivity sensor introduction
SparkFun LCD
homework 9

10
T - Apr 10

college wide exam 2 from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
students must show their student ID when submitting their exam
this is a closed book exam
sections 001, 002 and 003 meet in Adams Hall Classroom (AHCL) 161 - enter behind Adams Residence Hall

three-point questions and solutions
five-point questions and solutions
2015 exam and solution
2016 exam and solution

homework 10

11
W - Apr 11
R - Apr 12
L, T, M, FT, W

Conservation of Mass
Preparing for Evaluation of Temperature System Control

conservation of mass
homework 11

peer evaluation form

12
M - Apr 16
T - Apr 17
L, T, M, FT, W

Conservation of Mass Problem
Evaluation of Temperature System Control

conservation of mass problem
homework 12

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

Conservation of Mass Problem
Conductivity Sensor Calibration

conservation of mass problem
conductivity sensor calibration
homework 13

14
M - Apr 23
T - Apr 24
L, T, M, FT, W

Conservation of Mass Problem
Simple Salinity Control Strategy

conservation of mass problem
simple control of salinity
homework 14

system evaluation sheet

15
W - Apr 25
R - Apr 26
L, T, M, FT, W

Conservation of Mass Problem
Intelligent Salinity Control Strategy
(Proportional Gain, Deadtime Compensation)

Final Presentation Suggestions and Requirements
Global & Societal Issue #2 Presentation and Discussion

conservation of mass problem
intelligent control of salinity
presentation on presentations
homework 15

16
M - Apr 30
T - May 1
L, T, M, FT, W

Quiz 2
Work on Fishtank Systems

homework 16

17
W - May 2
R - May 3
L, T, M, FT, W

Work on Fishtank Systems
Instructor Available to Check Working Fishtank Systems
homework 17

18
M - May 7
T - May 8
L, T, M, FT, W

Instructor Performs Final Check of Fishtank Systems

homework 18

parts return check sheet
peer evaluation form

W - May 9
R - May 10
L, FT Parts

Seven Minute Team Fishtank Project Presentations
Return of Parts (valves, heaters, reservoirs, relays, . . .) to Bogard 222
Exam Review

presentation grading rubric

R, May 10 and F, May 11

PLEASE RETURN PARTS DURING ONE OF THE FOLLOWING TIMES
Thursday, May 10, 9:00A-11:30A
Thursday, May 10, 2:00P-4:30P
Friday, May 11, 9:00A-11:00A

 

20
T - May 15

college wide exam 2 from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
students must show their student ID when submitting their exam
this is a closed book exam
sections 001, 002 and 003 meet in Adams Hall Classroom (AHCL) 161 - enter behind Adams Residence Hall