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Hassoun: 11:30 – 1:15, Tuesdays and Thursdays and by appointment (Room 3127
TA: Jim Ou
(email@example.com). Office hours: 10:00 – 12:00, M & W. Room 3116.4
Final Project/Contest: Thursday, April 25, 1:25 –3:45
Home Work # 9
Summarize/organize the Engineering Disciplines
surveys available at: Engineering Disciplines. (at
least 150 words for each discipline). Hardcopy solution is due in class on
Tuesday, April 2.
Home Work # 10
Select and analyze one of the following
Engineering Ethics case studies: Inside
Tool and Die; Health
in the Workplace; Waste
Disposal; [at least two single-spaced pages (font size 12)]. Read
and summarize the Code
of Ethics of the National Society of Professional Engineers and include it
in your report. Hardcopy solution is due in class on Tuesday, April 9.
#2: Thursday, March 28.
points total (30% of final grade)
points max for design originality, robot robustness & successful
points max for the (on-line) report
report should discuss the various designs attempted, failures and successes,
details of the adopted design, description of hardware (bracing, gearing
ratios, etc.) and software (NQC program must be included with ample
documentation and discussion). The contributions of various team members should
be documented (who did what …). Add to your report
pictures, close-ups and (if possible) a video clip of your robot in action. The
report is to be emailed to Prof. Hassoun: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contest Date: Thursday,
April 25 at 1:25 pm.
teams must return their kits* (with all parts
SORTED) on April 25 (immediately after the final contest).
Allow about 15 minutes for the TA to inspect your kit. No
grades will be assigned to all team members whose kit is not received (in its
original condition) by this date.
Complete the Team
Evaluation Questionnaire (one per student) and submit it (hard copy) to Prof. Hassoun at
the beginning of the final contest (5 points are lost if the TEQ is not
completed and submitted).
(Individual) Report is due (emailed to Prof. Hassoun)
Friday, April 26 (BEFORE 5:00 pm, No Late Submission!!)
Kits MUST be SORTED as
shown in the following figures in order for final grades to be assigned. No
(Note: If the
slides display tilted, then right-click on a slide and choose “rotate” from the
Week 6: Sensors Lecture Slides (pdf)
Week 7: RCX Math Lecture Slides
Week 9: RCX
Message Port and Datalog Lecture Slides (pdf)
Week 10: Solving
RCX Port Limitations Lecture Slides (pdf)
Week 11: Averaging and
Arrays Lecture Slides (pdf)
The classroom (2507 EDS)
will be open, for the rest of the semester, during the following times for BE 1200 students to work on their programming assignments
8:00-10:00 am & 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Please follow the
instructions of the student assistant (Luke) for using the college laptops and
the kits: (1) No laptops are to leave the room, (2) No kits are to be left/stored
in the room after you are done.
100 points total (20% of
75 points max for
design/implementation/demonstration (Team effort)
25 points max for the
Project report should
discuss the various designs attempted, failures and successes, details of the
adopted design, description of hardware (bracing, gearing ratios, etc.) and
software (NQC program must be included with ample documentation and discussion).
Add to your report pictures, close-ups and a video clip of your robot in
action. Each team member is supposed to write his/her own report (only
pictures and video clips could be shared). Copying from other team members is
The report must be
emailed in pdf format to Prof. Hassoun.
project demonstrations: Thursday, February 28 (starting at 1:25 pm)
(saved in pdf
format and emailed to Prof. Hassoun) due date: Friday, March 1 (before 5:00 pm, sharp! Submissions
after 5:00 pm will be ignored)
The contributions of
various team members should be documented (by each student). EACH student must complete the Team
Evaluation Questionnaire and bring it to class on Thursday, February 28. Five
points will be deducted if this document is not submitted by the deadline.
Robot Kit Contents: