Engineering 1-2


Syllabus:

2017_Fall_Syllabus_Eng1_Block_7_Baharav.pdf
More detailed academic syllabus: UC_A2G_Engineering_1_Arduino_Syllabus.pdf

Book

"Sparkfun Inventor's Kit for Arduino - V3.3 with New Simon says Circuit Experiment". It is a kit of hardware AND a book. The lessons will follow most of the book, and they will use the hardware.
Book:Amazon ; SparkFun

Wiki pages

We will be using extensively (for projects, homework) the wikipages:

Resources for materials etc


Content below:



Useful tips and tricks

  1. Powering arduino:
    1. By 9V battery: Instructables.
    2. Buying on Amazon.

Classes Table



TOPIC(S) DETAILS
('need to know')
HOMEWORK LINKS+
UNIT 0:
Micro controller and Arduino
Intro
  • Run "Hello world" on Arduino (LED on board blinking).
Setting up the environment.
Follow directions in here: Unit0_Arduino_SettingUp.pdf ; [docx]
Additional resources and background:
  1. Syllabus, WikiSpace, projects. Final project.
UNIT 1:
LED off board and Morse-code
Intro
  • Run "Hello world" on Arduino (LED off board blinking).
Project: "Morse Code"

Sample solution files:
  1. LED_Blink
  2. LED_MORSE
Additional resources and background. We'll talk in class a little bit about semiconductors, but if you ignore the 'p' and 'n' topics in the below, they are very useful:
WikiSpace project pages
  1. SIK guide: 5V board (USB); How breadboard works. What is LED (SIK Guide). Software: OnBoard LED blinking.
  2. Choosing LED resistor: Example web ; Good data sheet OK data sheet . Software: OffBoard LED blinking.
UNIT 2:
Circuits
Ohm's Law and Kirchhoff's rules
Experiments from the SIK guide (you can get the PDF on the web, see link above):
  • Experiment 2: potentiometer
  • Experiment 4: Multiple LEDs
Project: "Array of LEDs"
A code-controlled chain (or matrix) of light emitting diodes, and turning these on and off in a predefined sequence.
  1. Measure also the voltages and currents in various points in the circuits.
  2. Schematic!! Use Fritzing.
  1. WikiSpace project pages
  2. Unit2_Circuits1.pdf
  3. Finish stuff on wikispaces, start on Final project.
  4. Schematic: Use Fritzing.
  5. Practice Quiz
UNIT 3:
Digital and Analog
PWM, Logic circuits
Experiments from the SIK guide (you can get the PDF on the web, see link above):
  • Experiment 3: Color LED
Project: "Color LED"
A code-controlled color sequencing.
  1. Input from console. Communication resource, Processing and Arduino: Tutorial
  1. WikiSpace project pages

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Final Project Table

Resources for parts:


Week DETAILS
('need to know')
MILESTONE RESOURCES+
Week 1:
Intro + Ideas
Intro
  • Scope of project.
  • Structure of the project work.
  • Process.
  • List of possible ideas.
  • Pros and cons for each, complexity, risk.
Additional resources and background:

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Questions/Comments: Zbaharav at Kehillah dot Org or Zachi at Baharav dot Org .