Week 1 – Intro to Principles of Engineering

Date 8/31

Week 2 – What is engineering design?

Date 9/14

Week 3 – Physical Fabrication Basic

Date 9/21

Week 4 – Physical Fabrication Woodworking 1

Date 9/29

Week 5 – Physical Fabrication Woodworking 2

Date 10/5

  • Topic: Physical Fabrication – woodworking 2
  • Pre-class: Plan for your making project
  • In-class: Build the wood product (2/2)
  • Assignment: [Lab report 2] Post your project report on your online portfolio.

Week 6 – Arduino Basic

Date 10/14

Topic: Digital Fabrication 1 (Arduino Basic)

  • Pre-class: Watch Arduino Intro video “What is Arduino?” by Programming Electronics Academy
  • In-class:
    • Explain what Arduino is? What makes Arduino unique among other computing tools?
    • Setup Arduino development environment. Watch this video “Arduino IDE Setup Tutorial”
    • Analog input/output practices with the instructor.

Week 7 –  Arduino Advanced

Date 10/19

  • Topic: Digital Fabrication 2 ( Arduino Advanced)
  • Pre-class
    • Research the capability of Arduino of what we can do using Arduino.
    • Google with keyword “Arduino projects” “Arduino project ideas”.
    • Visit Instructables.com and search Arduino projects.
  • In-class
    • Present Arduino projects that you found.
    • Discuss the working mechanism of Arduino on the projects.
    • Explore how you can use Arduino to solve real world problems.
    • Assignment: [Lab report 3] Post the research results on your online portfolio

 

Week 8 – 3D printing & Laser cutting

Date 10/26

  • Topic: Digital Fabrication 3 (3D printing & Laser cutting)
  • Pre-class
  • In-class:
    • Quick 3D design & print on 3D printer
    • Demonstrate laser cutting
    • Discuss the capabilities of 3D printer & laser cutter
    • Assignment: [Lab report 4] Post the research outcomes on your online portfolio

Week 9 – Capstone design methodology

Date 11/2

Week 10 – Capstone design: problem identification

Date 11/9

  • Topic: Capstone design 1
  • In-class:  Problem identification & ideation

Week 11 – Capstone design: ideation

Date 11/16

  • Topic: Capstone design 2
  • In-class: Ideation & solution development

Week 12 – Capstone design: building solutions 1

Date 11/23

  • Topic: Capstone design 3
  • In-class: Develop the selected solution
  • Assignment: Project progress report on online portfolio

Week 13 – Capstone design: building solutions 2

Date 11/30

  • Topic: Capstone design 4
  • In-class: Develop the selected solution

Week 14 – Capstone design: building solutions 3

Date 12/7

  • Topic: Capstone design 5
  • In-class: Develop the selected solution
  • Project Final due Dec 7 11 pm

Week 15 – Capstone design: final presentation

Date 12/14

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