This is a first year experience course to help new students get a taste of college. It introduces some of the thought processes associated with engineering design.
Succeeding in the Classroom
History of Engineering and Engineering Disciplines
Problem-Solving and Brain-Storming
Homework 1 Assigned: 8/29/12, Due: 9/5/12
Homework 2 Assigned: 9/3/12, Due: 9/10/12
Homework 3 Assigned: 9/5/12, Due: 9/12/12
Homework 4 was handed out in class. Assigned: 9/10/12, Due: 9/17/12
Homework 5 Assigned: 9/19/12, Due: 9/26/12
Homework 6 Assigned: 10/24/12, Due: 10/31/12
Homework 7 Assigned: 11/26/12, Due: 12/3/12
Homework 8 Assigned: 12/3/12, Due: 12/10/12
College Youtube Video of Competition
Winners of the Final Robot Competition … Taimoor & The Excess (good name for a rock group).
Vexed and Confused: Jacob May, Kyle McCraw, Lance Lippig
SemiProcess: Kori Gills, John Williamson, Evan Hartzell
<img src=”http://calliope.ualr.edu/wp-uploads/calliope.ualr.edu//2012/12/robot1.jpg”/>Artificial Intelligence: Kyle York, Hunter Dunne, Rebecca Rainwater, Mark Johnson
<a href=”http://calliope.ualr.edu/wp-uploads/calliope.ualr.edu//2012/12/robot.m4v”>Video</a>The Excess: Jay Joiner, Emad Hajeb Video
Triforce: Josh Shaw, Kevin Williams, Philip Portoni
Megatron: Nicolas Butterfield, Hunter Bell, Jawad AlalShaikh
Nonames: Michael Helbig, Hunter Matthews, Rodneysia Musgraves
NoShows: Ryan Donahue
Taimoor: Taimoor Azfal
Regarding Internships, the place to start looking for information is UALR’s Office of Internships and Cooperative Education (http://ualr.edu/co-op).
If you want to look at the default code for the Vex Microcontroller, it can be downloaded from http://vexforum.com/wiki/index.php/Software_Downloads.
Preparation and Presentation
A single presenter may present for the group or all members of the group may take turns. Sometimes, a presenter might be absent, so all group members should be prepared to execute the entire presentation at need. If every member of the group ditches the scheduled presentation time, the entire group will receive a 0 for it’s Mid-Term Presentation grade (no make-up).
Presentations will start 15 minutes before the end of class and may not run past the end of class. At the end of class, the audience is free to go. On Wednesday, at the start of lab time, the instructor will start lab.
Presenters should bring their presentation documents to class and load them on the computer at least 5 minutes before the start of class (or the previous day if possible). PDF or Powerpoint are preferred formats. Videos should be tested on the computer at least a day prior to class.