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Lecture Materials for ME 120 - Fall 2016

This page contains links to individual lectures for the Fall 2016 version of ME 120. Much of the same material is also available on the Course Topics web page, where the links to topics are organized by concept, not by the order in which the material was presented in class.

This page also contains links to all homework assignments. Unless explicitly noted, all homework assignments are due at the beginning of class. Two formats are expected for solutions to the homework

To avoid confusion, the required format will be specified for each problem on each homework assignment.

Week Date Lecture Content Assignments due
Week 1 25-26 Sep Lecture 1 Course Introduction, Ohm's Law
27-28 Sep Lecture 2 Power consumption in resistors. Resistors in series and parallel Online quiz1 on D2L
Week 2 2-3 OctLecture 3 Multimeters, breadboards, resistor codesHomework 1
4-5 OctLecture 4 Arduino LED circuit, Excel Plotting
Week 3 9-10 OctLecture 5 Quiz 1, Variables, built-in Arduino functions Homework 2 Weather data
11-12 OctLecture 6 Voltage dividers, potentiometers, photoresistors and more Arduino Programming
Week 4 16-17 Oct Lecture 7 Simulating variable output with PWM, The Breathing LEDHomework 3
18-19 OctLecture 8 Loops, introduction to desktop fan, servo-motor
Week 5 23-24 OctLecture 9 User-defined functionsHomework 4
25-26 OctLecture 10 Midterm
Week 6 30-31 OctLecture 11 SolidWorks demo, DC motor, soldering instructions
1-2 Nov Lecture 12 Arduino buttonsFan Project - Part 1 SolidWorks Drawing due at 12:00 noon on Friday 03 Nov for ALL SECTIONS, hand sketches due beginning of Lecture 12
Week 7 6-7 NovLecture 13 Bending of acrylic parts, overview of pump project, SolidWorks 3D, Intro to milling machine
8-9 NovLecture 14 Linear Regression, Desktop fan hands-on, Pump machining
Week 8 13-14 NovLecture 15Fan presentation (Rubric), Linear RegressionSolidWorks Impeller Drawing
15-16 NovLecture 16 Quiz 2, Least Squares Polynomial Regression, Pump Fabrication, Pump Assembly, Pump Testing Fan assignment
Week 9 20-21 NovLecture 17 Pump assembly, pump testing Homework 5
22 Nov No Thursday class due to Thanksgiving holiday
Week 10 27-28 NovLecture 18 Pump assembly, pump testingHomework 6, sample_pump_data.xlsx
29-30 NovLecture 19 Pump testing, Final Review Pump report , Calculation example
Finals Week Final
lecture_notes_fall.txt · Last modified: 2017/11/22 17:40 by gerry