Engineering 121 and Honors 121 - Engineering Problem Solving II

Spring 2019 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
T - Mar 12
W - Mar 13
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
R - Mar 14
M - Mar 18
L, T, M, R

Conservation of Energy
Data Types and Programming Tips

conservation of energy
data types
homework 2

3
T - Mar 19
W - Mar 20
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
R - Mar 21
M - Mar 25
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

fishtank parts list

5
T - Mar 26
W - Mar 27
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
R - Mar 28
M - Apr 1
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
T - Apr 2
W -Apr 3
L, T, M, R

Programming Fundamentals Review
Fishtank Platform Assembly

programing fundamentals
homework 7

8
R - Apr 4
M - Apr 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
T - Apr 9
W - Apr 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
R - Apr 11

exam 1
college wide exam 2 from 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

students must show their student ID when submitting their exam
this is a closed book exam
sections 001, 002, 003, & 004 in AHCL 161

three-point questions and solutions
five-point questions and solutions
2015 exam and solution
2016 exam and solution
2018 exam

homework 10

11
M - Apr 15
T - Apr 16
L, T, M, FT, W

Conservation of Mass
Preparing for Evaluation of Temperature System Control

conservation of mass
homework 11

peer evaluation form

12
W - Apr 17
R - Apr 18
L, T, M, FT, W

Conservation of Mass Problem
Evaluation of Temperature System Control

conservation of mass problem
homework 12

13
T - Apr 23
W - Apr 24
L, T, M, FT, W

Conservation of Mass Problem
Conductivity Sensor Calibration

conservation of mass problem
conductivity sensor calibration
homework 13

14
R - Apr 25
M - Apr 29
L, T, M, FT, W

Conservation of Mass Problem
Simple Salinity Control Strategy

conservation of mass with overflow
conservation of mass rate problem
simple control of salinity
homework 14

system evaluation sheet

15
T - Apr 30
W - May 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
R - May 2
M - May 6
L, T, M, FT, W

Quiz 2
Work on Fishtank Systems

homework 16

17
T - May 7
W - May 8
L, T, M, FT, W

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

18
R - May 9
M - May 13
L, T, M, FT, W

Instructor Performs Final Check of Fishtank Systems

homework 18

parts return check sheet
peer evaluation form

19
T - May 14
W - May 15
L, FT Parts

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

presentation grading rubric

T - May 14, W - May 15,
R - May 16, F - May 17

PLEASE RETURN PARTS TO BOGH 222 DURING ONE OF THE FOLLOWING TIMES:

TBA

Please DO NOT bring parts outside of these hours.
Bring the checksheet (signed by all group members) along with the parts being returned.

parts return checksheet

20
T - May 21


exam 2
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, 003, & 004 in AHCL 161