Engineering 120 and Honors 120 - Engineering Problem Solving I

Winter 2018-19 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 - Nov 28
R - Nov 29

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

2
M - Dec 3
T - Dec 4
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 - Dec 5
R - Dec 6
L, R, M, T

electrical power
resistors in series and parallel

circuits: power
circuits: series and parallel resistors
homework 3

4
M - Dec 10
T - Dec 11
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 - Dec 12
R - Dec 13
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 switch
homework 5

learning to solder

soldering quiz (take quiz on Moodle)

6
M - Dec 17
T - Dec 18
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 - Dec 19
R - Dec 20
L, R, M, T

SolidWorks introduction
using servos to make your robot move
SolidWorks introduction
servos

homework 7

8
M - Jan 7
T - Jan 8
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
W - Jan 9
R - Jan 10
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 - Jan 15

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, 002, 003 and 004 meet in Adams Hall Classroom (AHCL) 161 - enter behind Adams Residence Hall

homework 10

11
W - Jan 16
R - Jan 17
L

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

12
T - Jan 22
W - Jan 23
L, R, M, T

conservation of energy – pump efficiency
photoresistor circuit - reading analog voltage
tips for line following
distribution of pump parts

13
R - Jan 24
M - Jan 28
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
T - Jan 29
W - Jan 30
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
R - Jan 31
M - Feb 4
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
T - Feb 5
W - Feb 6
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
R - Feb 7
M - Feb 11
L, R, M, T

complete pump assembly
pump testing
work on robot challenge

homework 17
18
T - Feb 12
W - Feb 13
L, R, M, T

quiz 2
work on robot challenge

pump project due
homework 18

19
R - Feb 14
M - Feb 18
L, R, M, T

exam review
robot challenge
robot challenge due
20
T - Feb 19

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, 002, 003 and 004 meet in Adams Hall Classroom (AHCL) 161 - enter behind Adams Residence Hall

formula sheet