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10/31/2020 1:20:25 AMENGR 102 Course Outline as of Fall 2014

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ENGR 102Title:  ROBOTICS DESIGN PROJECT  
Full Title:  Robotics Design Project
Last Reviewed:4/13/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled02 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.00 Contact Total17.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 52.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Students will work in small groups to design, construct, and test a small autonomous robot using the LEGO Mindstorm Robotics Kits. Students gain exposure to mechanical and electrical engineering, as well as computer programming in a team-oriented environment.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Students will work in small groups to design, construct, and test a small autonomous robot using the LEGO Mindstorm Robotics Kits. Students gain exposure to mechanical and electrical engineering, as well as computer programming in a team-oriented environment.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Demonstrate individual and team skills on a narrowly defined engineering task under time and competition pressures.
2.  Design, build, program, test, and troubleshoot a LEGO Mindstorm autonomous robot.
 

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Upon completion of this course, the students are expected to be able to:
1. Describe and apply appropriate team behaviors and time management
  skills.
2. Interpret and augment design specifications to develop detailed design
  goals.
3. Assemble LEGO components into functional autonomous robot.
4. Program LEGO controller modules to perform rudimentary tasks.

Topics and Scope
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 I. Overview of Team Project Skills
   A. Team roles and behaviors
   B. Team time management
   C. Engineering design algorithms
   D. Oral presentation skills
II. Design Specifications
   A. Interpretation of design specifications
   B. Clarification and modification of design specifications
   C. Using design specifications to generate team goals
   D. Measurement techniques for design specification verification
III. LEGO Robotics Components
   A. Structural members and their assembly options
   B. Sensors and their measuring capabilities
   C. Motors and the corresponding torque/power characteristics
   D. Battery pack options and their behaviors
   E. Logic controller module (RCX and NXT)
IV. Module Programming
   A. Direct programming with RCX and/or NXT code
   B. Downloading to controller module
   C. Indirect programming with C++ and associated compiler
   D. Inputting from light and touch sensors
   E. Outputting to motors and speaker

Assignments:
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1.  Participation, orientation and teamwork exercises (2-5)
2.  Self-paced assembly and programming training modules (1-2)
3.  Preliminary technology demonstration
4.  Project planning documents (typically detailed design goals and a
   tabular timeline with responsibilities)
5.  Checkpoint meeting presentations and documents (typically three:
   concept, mechanical and software)
6.  Self and team assessments (2)
7.  Construction of robot
8.  Robotic performance contest

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 40%
Project planning and checkpoint documents
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 40%
Technology skill demonstrations, checkpoint meeting presentations, robot construction, robotics contest
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
None
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 40%
Participation in class exercises and design team activities. Completion of training modules.


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials

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