Engineering 121 and Honors 121 - Engineering Problem Solving II

Winter 2018-19 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 28
R - Nov 29
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 3
T - Dec 4
L, T, M, R

Conservation of Energy
Data Types and Programming Tips

conservation of energy
data types
homework 2

3
W - Dec 5
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 10
T - Dec 11
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 12
R - Dec 13
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 17
T - Dec 18
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 - Dec 19
R - Dec 20
L, T, M, R

Programming Fundamentals Review
Fishtank Platform Assembly

programing fundamentals
homework 7

8
M - Jan 7
T - Jan 8
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 9
R - Jan 10
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 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
TBA

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

homework 10

11
W - Jan 16
R - Jan 17
L, T, M, FT, W

Conservation of Mass
Preparing for Evaluation of Temperature System Control

conservation of mass
homework 11

peer evaluation form

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

Conservation of Mass Problem
Evaluation of Temperature System Control

conservation of mass problem
homework 12

13
R - Jan 24
M - Jan 28
L, T, M, FT, W

Conservation of Mass Problem
Conductivity Sensor Calibration

conservation of mass problem
conductivity sensor calibration
homework 13

14
T - Jan 29
W - 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
R - Jan 31
M - Feb 4
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
T - Feb 5
W - Feb 6
L, T, M, FT, W

Quiz 2
Work on Fishtank Systems

homework 16

17
R - Feb 7
M - Feb 11
L, T, M, FT, W

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

18
T - Feb 12
W - Feb 13
L, T, M, FT, W

Instructor Performs Final Check of Fishtank Systems

homework 18

parts return check sheet
peer evaluation form

19
R - Feb 14
M - Feb 18
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 - Feb 14, F - Feb 15, M - Feb 18

PLEASE RETURN PARTS DURING ONE OF THE FOLLOWING TIMES:

EACH SECTION TBD

 

20
T - Feb 19

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
TBA