ENGR 122 - Required Hardware and Software

The freshman curriculum, called Living WITH the Lab, provides a boost in hands-on learning by putting the ownership and maintenance of the “lab” into the hands of the students. Each student will purchase a robotics kit with a programmable controller, sensors, servos, and software to provide the basis for a mobile laboratory and design platform. Students will also purchase tools and software to allow them to work on projects independently outside of the classroom. Student-owned hardware and software broaden the spectrum of projects and design topics that can be addressed.

You will need all of the items that you purchased for ENGR 120 and 121 (see the ENGR 120 and 121 websites for details) as well as the items listed below.

You will need to purchase your own parts and supplies for the ENGR 122 "smart product" project.

Some local suppliers (for more suppliers, click here):

Radio Shack (I-20 and HWY 167 N) Louisiana Tech Bookstore
Tool City (HWY 167 N just past city limits) Pierce Hardware (HWY 80 across from Church's Chicken)
Backus Hardware (I-20 and HWY 167 N) Do-It Center (HWY 33 N of I-20)
Lowes (shopping center behind Walmart) Walmart (service road on N side of I-20)

Some online suppliers:

Harbor Freight Tools: www.harborfreight.com (retail store in Shreveport) Radio Shack: www.radioshack.com
Omnitron Electronics: www.omnitronelectronics.net McMaster Carr: www.mcmaster.com
Parallax: www.parallax.com Jameco Electronics: www.jameco.com
MSC Industrial Supply: www.mscdirect.com MPJA Online: www.mpja.com


description, sources and approximate cost
box cutter

Description: Box cutter (the knife you bought for ENGR 120 may work)

Purpose: For cutting miscellaneous materials, such as foam board.

Source: Various sources, including Walmart ($1.50)


Description: Packing tape (you can share with others in your group since you won't need an entire roll)

Purpose: For taping things together (primarily foamboard).

Source: Various local sources ($3.50)


Description: Mathcad

Purpose: For performing scientific calculations

Source: Installed in a special after hours class

2013-14 Cost: $60

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