Schedule


 Week     Tuesday Lecture Thursday LectureSection and Other Activities 
Week 0

9/28-9/29




 

Intro to Mechanical Design & Mechatronics

Assignment: HW#0 Pre-Assignment,
Pre-quiz (handed out in class) 
Lectures: Lecture_00A, Lecture_00B
 
No section
Week 1


10/2 - 10/6  
 
 Sensors and Measurements

Lecture: Lecture_01.pdf
 
Actuators. (DC motors)

Due: Pre-quiz take home worksheet

Assignment: Homework 1

Lectures: Lecture_02.pdf, Lecture_notes.pdf
Resources: odefun.m, motor_sim.m
 
Section: Electronics & Sensors Intro (Chris Cassidy)

Meet in EBU2-311

Assignment: Section_1_challenge.pdf (Due in section 2)

Due: Pre-lab section



Week 2


10/9 - 10/13 


DC Motors continued

 

Power transmission systems
Due: Homework 1

Assignment: Homework 2

Lectures:


Section: Motor electronics and driving (Steve Roberts)

Assignment: Section_2_challenge.pdf

Due: 
Section 1 challenge

Meet in EBU2-311
 
Week 3 

10/16 - 10/20



 

Transmission dynamics, timing belts, and intro to bearings

Lectures: 
Lecture_05.pdf




 Bearings (cont.) and rotary motion


Assignment: Homework 3 


Section: Bearing layout and friction

Assignment: Section_3_lab.pdf
Due: Section 2 challenge

Meet in EBU2-311
 
Week 4 

10/23 - 10/27

Optimization challenge

Lecture: Lecture_07.pdf
Assignment: Optimization challenge task 1 (Due in class 10/31/2017)

Due: Homework 3, at 5PM in 311


Actuators in machines + solenoid overview

Lecture:

Section: Machine Shop
Meet in EBU2-B31
 
 Week 5

10/30 - 11/3


Design for rapid prototyping

Lecture: Lecture_09.pdf

Due: Optimization challenge task 1 

Announce sponsored projects



Frictional Elements & Brake system

Lecture:
 

Section: Machine Shop
Meet in EBU2-B31 


 
Week 6 

11/6 - 11/10






Brakes continued &
design review

Lecture: 
Lecture_11.pdf 

Due: Brake design review in class

Announce team Assignments


 
Brakes continued + midterm review

Lecture: Lecture_12.pdf

 

Section: Machine Shop
Meet in EBU2-B31

 
Week 7 

11/13 - 11/17




 

Optimization challenge
Meet in design studio 

Due: In class open-loop challenge with crane and brake assembled 


 Midterm




 

Section: Machine Shop
Meet in EBU2-B31
 


 
Week 8

11/20 - 11/24 






Gears

Lecture: 
Lecture_13.pdf

Due: 1 page optimization writeup
& kick-off meeting with project sponsor
 


Holiday (Thanksgiving)






Section: Machine Shop
Meet in EBU2-B31

 
Week 9 

11/27 - 12/1





Team meetings: Teams 1-7

Lecture: Lecture_14.pdf
 

Mini-Lecture -- Fasteners

Lecture: Lecture_15.pdf

Problem Definition Meeting (20 mins): Teams 2,4,6
 
Machine Shop
Meet in EBU2-B31


 
Week 10 

12/4 - 12/8






Lecture 16: Lecture_16.pdf

Problem Definition Meeting: Teams 1,3,5,7
 


Mini-Lecture -- Real-world project success

Final team meetings (10 mins): Teams 1-7
 

Risk Reduction Tests

Finals Week

12/11 - 12/15


 

No Class

 
Final

8:00 am-10:59 am




 




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