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Fall 2018 Lectures

This page contains links to individual lectures for the Fall 2018 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.

  1. Lecture 1: Course Introduction, Ohm's Law
  2. Lecture 2: Power consumption in resistors. Resistors in series and parallel
  3. Lecture 3: Multimeters, breadboards, resistor codes
  4. Lecture 4: Arduino LED circuit. Plotting in Excel
  5. Lecture 5: In-class Quiz 1, Arduino variables and built-in functions
  6. Lecture 6: Voltage dividers, potentiometers and photoresistors. More Arduino programming
  7. Lecture 7: Pulse-width modulation (PWM). Introduction to the breathing LED project
  8. Lecture 8: Loops. Servo motors. Introduction to the desktop fan project
  9. Lecture 9: User-defined Arduino functions. 2D drawings in Solidworks
  10. Lecture 10: In-class Midterm Exam
  11. Lecture 11: DC motors. 2D drawings in Solidworks
  12. Lecture 12: Design of structure for the desktop fan. Button input in Arduino programs
  13. Lecture 13: Bending of acrylic parts. Introduction to the pump project. 3D modeling in Solidworks. Introduction to milling machines.
  14. Lecture 14: Linear regression. Hands-on work on the desktop fan projects
  15. Lecture 15: Student presentations of fan project. More linear regression
  16. Lecture 16: In-class Quiz 2. Least squares regression. Pump body fabrication.
  17. Lecture 17: Pump testing
  18. Lecture 18: Pump testing
  19. Lecture 19: Pump testing. Course review
lecture_notes_fall_2018.txt · Last modified: 2019/09/29 22:34 by gerry