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 Thursday Lecture Lab Tuesday - Friday
 
Week 1

4/1 - 4/5

Course Intro

Intro Lecture
 
Clock Project

Design

Physics Review
Session

Meet in Computer Lab: EBU2-239

AutoCAD

Lab HW1

Week 2 

4/8 - 4/12
 
Clock Project

Analysis




Hand Sketching

DFM Extra Credit

Meet in Computer Lab: EBU2-239

Shop Intro

Lab HW2

Week 3 

4/15 - 4/19

Robot Contest

Overview



 
Creativity

Creativity Lecture

Sketching Extra Credit

Meet in Design Studio: EBU2-315

Clock Fab and Contest Review 

Lab HW3


 Week 4

4/22 - 4/26

 
Energy Analysis
 
Teamwork

Teamwork Lecture

Meet in Design Studio: EBU2-315

Team Intro. & Concept Gen. 

Lab HW4

Week 5 

4/29 - 5/3

 
Intro to Inventor

- Parts -

Free Body Diagrams (FBDs)

Meet in Computer Lab: EBU2-239

Inventor 

Lab HW5

Week 6 

5/6 - 5/10
 
 Intro to Inventor

Assemblies -

Degrees of Freedom


Mechanical Advantage

FBD HW Due in Lecture

Meet in Design Studio: EBU2-315

Robot Risk Reduction  

Lab HW6

Week 7 

5/13 - 5/17
 
Midterm review: TBD

Midterm

Midterm Topics

 
Dimensioning

Meet in Design Studio: EBU2-315

Demo Powered Part  

Lab HW7

Week 8 

5/20 - 5/24

 
Technical Presentations and Animations
 

Individual Robot Analysis


Meet in Design Studio: EBU2-315

 Score 5 Points 

Lab HW8



Week 9 

5/27* - 5/31
 
Redesign

Machine Design Case Studies




Meet in Design Studio: EBU2-315

Beat the Golem
Meet Lead TA for Robot Analysis 

Lab HW9

Week 10 

6/3 - 6/7

 
Research in Robotics
 
Contest Instructions



Individual Robot Analysis (15% of course grade)


 
Meet in Computer Lab: EBU2-239

Oral Present and Section Contest 

Lab HW10
 Finals  
Final Peer Review due Sunday June 9
 
TUESDAY 6/11
11:30am-2:30pm
 

*5/27 is Memorial Day Observance




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