Engineering 121 and Honors 121 - Engineering Problem Solving II

Winter 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 - Nov 29
R - Nov 30
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 - Dec 4
T - Dec 5
L, T, M, R

Conservation of Energy
Data Types and Programming Tips

conservation of energy
data types
homework 2

3
W - Dec 6
R - Dec 7
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 - Dec 11
T - Dec 12
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 - Dec 13
R - Dec 14
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 - Dec 18
T - Dec 19
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 - Jan 3
R - Jan 4
L, T, M, R

Programming Fundamentals Review
Fishtank Platform Assembly

programing fundamentals
homework 7

8
M - Jan 8
T - Jan 9
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
W - Jan 10
R - Jan 11
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 - Jan 16

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
section 001 meets in Bogard Hall 129
sections 002 and 003 meet in Carson Taylor (CTLH) 328
section 004 meets in Bogard Hall 325
sections 005 and 006 meet in Carson Taylor (CTLH) 322
sections H01, H02, H03, H04, H05 and H06 meet in Adams Hall Classroom (AHCL) 162 - 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 - Jan 17
R - Jan 18
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 - Jan 22
T - Jan 23
L, T, M, FT, W

Conservation of Mass Problem
Evaluation of Temperature System Control

conservation of mass problem
homework 12

13
W - Jan 24
R - Jan 25
L, T, M, FT, W

Conservation of Mass Problem
Conductivity Sensor Calibration

conservation of mass problem
conductivity sensor calibration
homework 13

14
M - Jan 29
T - Jan 30
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 - Jan 31
R - Feb 1
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 - Feb 5
T - Feb 6
L, T, M, FT, W

Quiz 2
Work on Fishtank Systems

homework 16

17
W - Feb 7
R - Feb 8
L, T, M, FT, W

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

18
R - Feb 15
M - Feb 19
L, T, M, FT, W

Instructor Performs Final Check of Fishtank Systems

homework 18

parts return check sheet
peer evaluation form

T - Feb 20
W - Feb 21
L, FT Parts

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

presentation grading rubric

20
R - Feb  22

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
section 001 meets in Bogard Hall 129
sections 002 and 003 meet in Carson Taylor (CTLH) 328
section 004 meets in Bogard Hall 325
sections 005 and 006 meet in Carson Taylor (CTLH) 322
sections H01, H02, H03, H04, H05 and H06 meet in Adams Hall Classroom (AHCL) 162 - enter behind Adams Residence Hall