Here you will find the latest news and announcements relating to this course

Office Hours:

Prof. Hassoun: 11:30 – 1:15, Tuesdays and Thursdays and by appointment (Room 3127 Engineering).

TA: Jim Ou (fb4032@wayne.edu). Office hours: 10:00 – 12:00, M & W. Room 3116.4 Engineering.

 

Final Project/Contest: Thursday, April 25, 1:25 –3:45

 

Weekly Activities (Includes Reading Assignments)

 

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.

 

Test #2: Thursday, March 28.

 

 Final Project 

100 points total (30% of final grade)

75 points max for design originality, robot robustness & successful demonstration

25 points max for the (on-line) report

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). 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: hassoun@eng.wayne.edu.

Final Contest Date: Thursday,  April 25 at 1:25 pm.

All 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).

 

Final (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 exceptions!

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Top tray

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Homework/Test Solutions:

HW#1

HW#2

HW#3

HW#4

TEST #1 Solution

HW#5

HW#6

HW#7

HW#8

TEST #2 Solution

 

 

Lectures’ Slides:

(Note: If the slides display tilted, then right-click on a slide and choose “rotate” from the displayed menu.)

 

Week 6: Sensors Lecture Slides (pdf)

Week 7: RCX Math Lecture Slides (pdf)

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)

 

Announcement:

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 and projects.

Wednesdays: 9:00-11:00 am

Thursdays:   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.

Midterm Project

100 points total (20% of final grade)

75 points max for design/implementation/demonstration (Team effort)

25 points max for the report (Individual effort)

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 considered cheating!

The report must be emailed in pdf format to Prof. Hassoun.

 

Midterm project demonstrations: Thursday, February 28 (starting at 1:25 pm)

Report (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:

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Top tray

Inside

Tray 1

Tray 2

Tray 3