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2016-Fall

Class Schedule and Assignments


Assignments and Grades

  • Assignments are due at the date shown in the schedule below at the BEGINNING of lab or lecture!
  • No late assignments accepted.
  • Grades will be posted on Ted, and any discrepancies or requests for re-grades must be submitted within one week of grade posting.


 Week      Tuesday Lecture Lab Tuesday & Wednesday Thursday Lecture Lab Thursday & Friday
 
Week 0

9/22-9/23

   
Course Intro
N&M  
  Meet in Computer Lab: EBU2-239

Inventor


Lab HW1
 
Week 1

9/26-9/30


Clock Project

Design
N

Physics Review
Session
TBD
   Meet in Computer Lab: EBU2-239

Inventor

Lab HW1


 
Clock Project

Analysis
N


Meet in Computer Lab: EBU2-239

Shop Intro / AutoCAD

Lab HW2

Week 2 

10/3 – 10/7    
 


Hand Sketching 
N

DFM Extra Credit
(turn in at beginning of lecture)
Meet in Computer Lab: EBU2-239

Shop Intro / AutoCAD

Lab HW2  



Robot Contest Intro
M


Meet in Design Studio: EBU2-315

Clock Fab and Contest Review 

Lab HW3

Week 3 

10/10 – 10/14    


Creativity
N


Sketching Extra Credit
(turn in at beginning of lecture)


Meet in Design Studio: EBU2-315

Clock Fab and Contest Review 

Lab HW3  
 

Energy Analysis
N

Meet in Design Studio: EBU2-315

Team Intro. & Concept Gen. 

Lab HW4 


 Week 4

10/17 – 10/21    

 
Teamwork
N&M
Meet in Design Studio: EBU2-315

Team Intro. & Concept Gen. 

Lab HW4  
 
Inventor 
and
3D Printing

- Parts -
M

Meet in Computer Lab: EBU2-239

Inventor 

Lab HW5

Week 5 


10/24 – 10/28    
 
Free Body Diagrams (FBDs)

FBD Handout

N
  Meet in Computer Lab: EBU2-239

Inventor 

Lab HW5

Inventor Assemblies
and
Dimensioning

M



Meet in Design Studio: EBU2-315

Robot Risk Reduction  

Lab HW6

Week 6 

10/31 – 11/4

 

Mechanical Advantage

Meet in Design Studio: EBU2-315

Robot Risk Reduction  

Lab HW6  


Degrees of Freedom
and Bearings

FBD HW Due at beginning of Lecture


Meet in Design Studio: EBU2-315

  

Lab HW7 


Week 7 

11/7 – 11/11   
 

Midterm

Midterm Topics

Midterm review: TBD
Meet in Design Studio: EBU2-315



Lab HW7  
 


Gear and Car Design

Extra Credit:
Chopsticks
Derivation 

N

Meet in Design Studio: EBU2-315

(Fri. Veterans Day)

 Score 3 Points 

Lab HW8 


Week 8 


11/14 – 11/18   
 

 
Individual Robot Analysis

M
  Meet in Design Studio: EBU2-315

 Score 3 Points

Lab HW8 
 



  Linkages and
Mechanism Design

M




Meet in Design Studio: EBU2-315

Beat the Golem
Meet Lead TA for Robot Analysis 

Lab HW9


Week 9 

11/21 – 11/25   
 


Technical Presentations and Animations

N
  Meet in Design Studio: EBU2-315

Beat the Golem
Meet Lead TA for Robot Analysis 

Lab HW9




Thanksgiving Holiday




Thanksgiving Holiday

Week 10 


11/28 – 12/2

 
Research in Robotics 

Extra Credit Car on a Hill due at beginning of lecture

N & M
Meet in Computer Lab: EBU2-239

Oral Present and Section Contest 

Lab HW10  
 
Beyond MAE 3
 Contest Instructions


Individual Robot Analysis (10% of course grade)


 
Meet in Computer Lab: EBU2-239

Oral Present and Section Contest 

Lab HW10
 Finals  
Final Peer Review due Sunday before finals week
 Logistics of Finishing MAE3 Robot Contest 
Wed 

12/07/2016

at Main Gym

11:30am-2:30pm
 

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