2. Fall 2017 CalendarΒΆ

Our TA schedule will appear on the official reservations calendar for Hunt A10 at IDeATe PhysComp Lab Calendar. Please note that the Hunt library building does not begin 24 hour operation until as indicated on the Hunt Library Hours calendar.

The following course calendar is tentative and subject to change. For a description of the specific deliverables, please see the assignments page. For the day by day agendas, please see the Log Book or the numbered links in the ‘Class’ column below.

Date Day Class Deliverables Due In-Class Activity
8/28



Mon










Welcome.
Arduino IDE introduction.
Photos.
Introduce Co-Interview assignment.
8/30




Wed








Co-interviews.
Basic circuit theory.
Electrical measurement.
Introduce Background Research assignment.

9/4

Mon



Co-Interview blog writeup.

Labor Day - no classes

9/6






Wed



















Child Clearances session in Hunt cluster.
Resistive components.
Voltage divider circuits.



9/11





Mon










Analog and digital transduction.
(Registrar add deadline.)



9/13





Wed










Drivers and actuators.
Fire safety training.




9/18





Mon










Technical demo 1 (due Sunday at midnight).





Crash course in Arduino C++.
Arduino libraries.
Introduce Tech Demo 2: Temporal Machine assignment.



9/20




Wed













Event loop programming.
State machines.



9/25





Mon










Technical demo 2 (due Sunday at midnight).





Principles of the laser cutter
Laser cutter operation.
Introduce Draft: Tech Demo 3: Mechanism assignment.



9/27





Wed
















Basic mechanical components.
Flat pack mechanical design.




10/02


Mon




Technical demo 3 progress report.


SolidWorks 3D CAD: parts


10/04




Wed













SolidWorks 3D CAD: assemblies
Course project introduction.



10/07 Sat     Tentative: out-of-class field trip to Pittsburgh Children’s Museum.
10/09

Mon


Technical demo 3 (due Sunday at midnight).

Skills practicum examination.

10/11



Wed






In-class field trip to Children’s School.



10/16


Mon




Practicum review.
Ideation review and discussion.
Project group formation.
10/18

Wed






10/23

Mon



(Mid-semester grades due.)
10/25

Wed






10/30

Mon




11/01

Wed






11/06

Mon


Project proof-of-concept.


(Registrar drop deadline.)
11/08 Wed 21    
11/11 Sat   Project phase 1 prototype. Tentative: preliminary tests and documentation at Children’s Museum.
11/13 Mon 22 Progress report with revision plan. In-class project critique.
11/15 Wed 23    
11/20 Mon 24 Revised prototype.  
11/22 Wed     Thankgiving - no classes
11/27 Mon 25   Final preparations for museum site tests.
11/29 Wed 26 Working phase 2 prototype. Final preparations for museum site tests.
12/02 Sat   Project phase 2 prototype. Tentative: final tests and documentation at Children’s Museum.
12/04

Mon


Preliminary documentation.

In-class final project critique
Evening project open house.
12/06

Wed


Final project documentation.

Project disassembly.
Lab cleanup.