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ENGR-1101 Introduction to Engineering John J. Helferty (ECE) ECEDHA 9/15/2012
OUTLINE u Course Structure and Content u ECE component u ME Component u Design Project u Student Space Exploration Lab
Syllabus and Course Outline u ABET 2000 Compliant Course Description u ENGR 1101 Introduction to Engineering u u Catalog Description: Provides an understanding of the study and practice associated with civil, electrical and mechanical engineering technology disciplines. Emphasizes the importance of good communications and teamwork skills in a successful engineering environment. Provides practice in problem solving and design. Discipline specific projects with an emphasis hands-on experiments and projects. u u Prerequisites: This is the introductory course in engineering, no prerequisites. u u Textbook: Handouts in each separate section of CEE, ECE, and ME u u Instructors: Civil and Environmental Engineering – Graduate TA’s u Electrical and Computer Engineering – Dr. John Helferty u Mechanical Engineering – Dr. Shririam Pillapakkam u
Syllabus and Course Outline u Course Learning Objectives: u u Successful completion of this course will enable the student to: u u Understand the general areas of study and practice associated with the Civil and Environmental, Electrical and Computer, and Mechanical engineering disciplines. (PO b) u Understand the importance of developing good communication and teamwork skills in a successful engineering career. (PO f) u Understand the basics of the design process. (PO b) u Understand the basic approaches to problem solving. (PO b)
Syllabus and Course Outline u Course Topics u Civil and Environmental Engineering – Graduate TA’s u MATLAB: applications basic engineering analysis to (CLO 1-4) u Electrical and Computer Engineering – Dr. John Helferty u Arduino microprocessors, servo motor control, sensing using photoresistors and ultrasonics, and wireless communications. (CLO 1-4) u Mechanical Engineering – Dr. Pillapakkam u Solidworks in CAD/CAM software, 3D printing, basics of machining (CLO 1-4) u Grading u Each of the above section in CEE, ECE, and ME will carry a weight of 20% each for a total of 60% u Hovercraft Design and final competition 30% u Dr. Baren technical communications 10%
Breakout Groups u Take 150 students and divide them into 3 sections. u Each section attends one of the 3 components for 3 weeks. u Rotation is done for two cycles, that is each section will attend each component twice u Last two weeks are completing the hovercraft
ECE COMPONENT u The Arduino Processor, Robots and Gadgets
A microcontroller is a small computer on a single integrated circuit containing a processor core, memory, and programmable input/output peripherals. The Arduino Uno is a microcontroller board based on the ATmega328. The Arduino Uno is a special micro controller which has all of its I/O pins mapped out for connecting various kind out of sensors and other I/O pheraphial devices. This I/O pins can be controlled directly by providing programming instruction in the Arduino IDE called a sketch.
All the sensors are connected to the digital I/O pins of the Arduino Uno Microcontroller. Once the Hardware is connected (the sensors and the motors) to the board, the software is written on the Arduino IDE in a file called Sketch. The sketch are similar to C++ programming language, but are linked to various precompiled functions that takes care of lot of behind the scene hardware programming involved. Once the desired Sketch is written, the Sketch is uploaded to the flash memory of the Arduino Uno’s flash memory via a USB cable.
The Arduino Uno based robot is based on the concept of digital feedback control network. A feedback control network takes in information from the sensors and goes through a algorithmic decision making process, that drives the Robot. In this case we use a ping ultrasonic sensor that makes a measurement of distance to the left, right and in front of the robot. After making the measurements, the microprocessor compares all the values and makes a decision of going in the direction of the maximum distance.
The ECE Plan: First 2 weeks u Week 1: Introduction to the Arduino Integrated Development Environment u Equipment Used: Arduino Microcontroller and desktop computer u Theory: u Programming instruction set and the integrated development environment, I/O ports u Experiments u Writing code to make blinking LED’s in different sequences u ____________________________________________________________ u Week 2: Introduction open -loop motion control u Equipment Used: Arduino Microcontroller, desktop computer, assorted electronic parts, servo motors, chassis, etc. u Theory: u Introduction to pulse-width modulation control of servo motors, open loop control u Experiments: u Open loop motion control of traversing paths in the form of simple geometric objects
The ECE Plan: Last 2 weeks u Week 3: Closed-loop control using photoresistors and line following u Equipment Used: Arduino Microcontroller, photoresistors u Theory: u Operation of photoresistors, line following using photoresistors as a feedback sensor u Experiments: u Multiple line following exercises u ______________________________________________________________ u Week 4: Ultrasonic obstacle detection and avoidance u Equipment Used: Arduino Microcontroller, ultrasonic sensors u Theory: u Generation of ultrasonic pulses, obstacle detection. u Experiments: u Simple maze navigation techniques. u u Extra Credit: WiFi communications between the keyboard and controlling the Arduino robot.
ME Component u Solidworks in CAD/CAM use of 3D Printing
Open Lab u Open lab is for extra help in completing the in-class projects and also for hovercraft assembly and testing. u Staffed with UG/GA from 12-8 M-F
The Student Space Exploration and Embedded Systems Lab
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High Altitude Ballooning u Launch From TU Ambler u FAA Clearance u Willow Grove Naval Air Clearance u Plot tracks for Possible Landing Locations