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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 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 Oct||Lecture 3||Multimeters, breadboards, resistor codes||Homework 1|
|4-5 Oct||Lecture 4||Arduino LED circuit, Excel Plotting|
|Week 3||9-10 Oct||Lecture 5||Quiz 1, Variables, built-in Arduino functions||Homework 2 Weather data|
|11-12 Oct||Lecture 6||Voltage dividers, potentiometers, photoresistors and more Arduino Programming|
|Week 4||16-17 Oct||Lecture 7||Simulating variable output with PWM, The Breathing LED||Homework 3|
|18-19 Oct||Lecture 8||Loops, introduction to desktop fan, servo-motor|
|Week 5||23-24 Oct||Lecture 9||User-defined functions||Homework 4|
|25-26 Oct||Lecture 10||Midterm|
|Week 6||30-31 Oct||Lecture 11||SolidWorks demo, DC motor, soldering instructions|
|1-2 Nov||Lecture 12||Arduino buttons||Fan 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 Nov||Lecture 13||Bending of acrylic parts, overview of pump project, SolidWorks 3D, Intro to milling machine|
|8-9 Nov||Lecture 14||Linear Regression, Desktop fan hands-on|
|Week 8||13-14 Nov||Lecture 15||Fan presentation (Rubric), Linear Regression||SolidWorks Impeller Drawing|
|15-16 Nov||Lecture 16||Quiz 2, Least Squares Polynomial Regression, Pump Fabrication, Pump Assembly, Pump Testing||Fan assignment|
|Week 9||20-21 Nov||Lecture 17||Pump assembly, pump testing|
|22 Nov||No Thursday class due to Thanksgiving holiday|
|Week 10||27-28 Nov||Lecture 18||Pump assembly, pump testing||Homework 6|
|29-30 Nov||Lecture 19||Pump testing, Final Review||Pump report , Calculation example|