ENGR 122 - Hardware and Software

The Living WITH the Lab first year experience boosts hands-on learning through student ownership and maintenance of the “lab.” Each is provided with a robotics kit, a programmable controller, sensors, servos, and software to provide the basis for a mobile laboratory and design platform. Students are also provided with a set of tools and two software programs 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. Students are responsible for purchasing their own laptop computer.

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


items provided to students
description and purpose
box cutter

Description: Box cutter.

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


Description: Mathcad

Purpose: For performing scientific calculations.

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