Calendar

Please note that the listing of Mile Pebbles and Stones are only guidelines. Lectures only last through the first half of the term. After that, students are working on their machines.


WEEK # TOPICS Mile Pebbles and Stones
1 Lecture 1

Design Process

Generating and Creating Ideas

Lecture 2

Fundamental Principles
Milepebble 1

a) Get Kit and Locker and Play with kit elements and the table

b) Complete Solid Model of the Table
2 Lecture 3

Linkages

Lecture 4

Power Transmission Elements I
Milepebble 2

a) Assemble motors

b) 3 Strategies on FRDPARRC

c) Preliminary analysis: scoring, power budget...
3 Lecture 5

Power Transmission Elements II

Screws and Gears

Lecture 6

Force and Torque Sources
Milestone 1

a) Sketch models and start simple car

b) Best Strategy Selected and FRDPARRC
4 Lecture 7

No lecture! Work on your Machines

Lecture 8

Structures
Milepebble 3

a) Appropriate analysis

b) Bench level experiments

c) 3 Concepts on FRDPARRC sheets
5 Lecture 9

Structural Interfaces

Lecture 10

Bearings
Milestone 2

a) Complete simple car

b) Best Concept, FRDPARRC, 1st-order solid model

c) All Modules defined
6 Lecture 11

Control System

Lecture 12

Manufacturing
Milepebble 4

a) Work on Most Critical Module (MCM)
7 Lecture 13

Manufacturing (cont.)

Lecture 14

Ethics and Professionalism
Milestone 3

a) Demonstrate Most Critical Module (MCM)
8 Lectures 15-16

No lecture! Work on your Machines
Milepebble 5

a) Begin details on other modules

b) Show schedule for rest of semester
9 Lectures 17-18

No lecture! Work on your Machines
Milestone 4

a) All Engineering Complete

b) Begin working on other modules
10 Lectures 19-20

No lecture! Work on your Machines
Milepebble 6

a) Build, test, and integrate modules
11 Lectures 21

No lecture! Work on your Machines
Milepebble 7

a) Build, test, and integrate modules
12 Lectures 22-23

No lecture! Work on your Machines
Milestone 5

a) To-Do list, risks, countermeasures and final plan

b) Demonstrate good working machine
13 Lectures 24-25

No lecture! Work on your Machines
Milepebble 8

a) In-class seeding contest, Get T-Shirt!

b) Pack and "ship" machine
14 Lecture 26

Final Contest
Milestone 6

a) Reflection

b) Final Contest!