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2016 Fall

 Week      Tuesday Lecture  Thursday Lecture   Section and Other Activities 
Week 0

Course Overview and Motor Dynamics

Motor Primer

Matlab ODE Workshop
Friday 9/23 12pm-1pm in EBU2-239

Week 1


Electronics for MEs 

Reading Before Class: 
Electronics for MEs

Design Studio Office Hours 5pm-7pm to (bearing installation)

Velocity Estimation, and Smoothing vs Filtering

Due at Beginning of Lecture:
Pre-Quiz at Home
Lec HW 1: Motor Sim

Due Before Lab Section

Section: Electronics & Sensors Intro

Meet in EBU2-311


C Basics Workshop
Friday 9/30 12pm-1pm in EBU2-239
Week 2 

10/3 – 10/7


Parameter Estimation

Real-Time Programming

Closed Loop Control 

Due at Beginning of Lecture

Lec HW 2: Motor Measurement

Due Before Lab Section

Section: Motor Drivers

Meet in EBU2-311


Week 3 

10/10 – 10/14

Equivalent Inertia  

Friction Estimation

Due at beginning of Lecture:

Lec HW 3: Added Friction and Inertia

Due Before Lab Section

Section: PID Control

Meet in EBU2-311

 Week 4

10/17 – 10/21

Theoretical Optimization

Friction Reduction and Sensitivity Analysis

Due at beginning of Lecture:

Lec HW 4: Non-Optimized Dual Shaft

Section: Machine Shop
Meet in EBU2-B31

Week 5 

10/24 – 10/28

Optimization of Mass Raising a Pulley

Due at beginning of Lecture:
HW 3

Intro of Closed Loop Design Challenge 

Lec HW 5: Theoretical Optimization of Dual Shaft

Section: Machine Shop
Meet in EBU2-B31

Week 6 

10/31 – 11/4


Sponsored Project List

Project Preference Form Due Nov 5th Midnight

In Class Demos

Lec HW 6: Experimental Optimization of Open Loop System

Section: Machine Shop
Meet in EBU2-B31

Week 7

11/7 – 11/11 


Announce Sponsored Project Teams


Succeeding in Real-World Projects

Mechanical Components 1

Section: Machine Shop

Meet in EBU2-B31

Set Meeting with Sponsor

Week 8 

11/14 – 11/18

Guest Lecture

Engineering Staff Support

Demo of Closed Loop Design Challenge

Section: Machine Shop
Meet in EBU2-B31


Kickoff Meeting with Sponsor

Week 9 

11/21 – 11/25

Team Schedule and CES Training

Problem Definition Meetings

Thanksgiving Holiday
Machine Shop
Meet in EBU2-B31


Set Up Project Workspace

Week 10 

11/28 – 12/2

Mechanical Components


Team Meetings with Instructor 
Vacuum Forming at EnVision


Risk Reduction Tests


Monday 12/05 3pm-6pm


Risk Reduction Presentations


In Class Presentation Feedback:

Documentation and Logistics

Sponsored Team Peer Review