Course Description (For Fall 2014, this lab course is in the process of being rebundled with ESE215, the syllabus is being rearranged)This course is the companion lab for ESE215. The laboratory exercises illustrate and reinforces the concepts covered in the class and gives you hands on experience. You will get an opportunity to work with Arduino based microcontroller boards, sensors + robotics, analog circuits and state-of-the-art electronic test and measuring equipment. The laboratory is equipped with industry standard equipment from Agilent and widely used software including LabVIEW, Matlab and Multisim.
Course outcomes include:
- Enhance the students' understanding of important analytical principles developed in ESE 215 by engaging them in the real-world application of these principles in the laboratory.
- Introduce the concepts of transduction and transducer in the laboratory practice.
- The student will learn to construct electric circuits, carry out measurements, record, display and analyze data.
- By maintaining a lab notebook and writing weekly reports, the students will learn technical writing skills.
Class Schedule / Syllabus
Class Meets in the Detkin Lab (Moore 101). Google Calendar link.
IMPORTANT : PLEASE READ SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS HERE
Lab 1. Introduction to Circuits and Arduino
Lab 2. Flashlight Follower
Lab 3. XBees and LCDs and Accelerometer...oh my.
Lab 4. Digital Logic and Transistors
Lab 5. Op-amps (Intro and Amplifiers)
Lab 6. Op-amps ( Mini project, Light Intensity Meter)
Lab 7.Capacitors .1 , Capacitors . 2
Lab 8. Step Response of RLC Circuits
Lab 9. Rangefinder
Lab 10. Mintyboost, http://learn.adafruit.com/minty-boost
Lab 11. Networking using Arduino .pdf
ESE 205 FINAL EXAM IS ON 12/14/13 - SCHEDULE WILL BE POSTED SHORTLY.
Last week : work on your extra credits !
Prersentation to Students about Technical Writing .pdf
There will be 3 written report submissions.
1. Report based on Arduino / robotics labs *Report due first week of October (1 week from your lab section)* .pdf
2. Report based on Op-Amp labs *Report Rubric for Op-Amps* .pdf,
3. Report based on Capacitor and Inductor Labs due 11/11/13 (use previous rubrics as guidelines)
Report Writing Guidelines .pdf
Written Report Structure .pdf
Grading40 % Lab Reports, 30%Final, 10% Lab Book, 10% Lab Attendance.
Tuesday:William L. McDermid <wmcd_at_seas.upenn.edu>, Jeff Shih <jeshih_at_seas>, Spencer Lee <lesp_at_seas.upenn.edu>.
Wednesday:Nebil Ali <nebilali_at_seas>, 1p-3p Mark Eisen< maeisen_at_seas>
Thursday:William L. McDermid <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Jeff Shih <jeshih_at_seas>, Spencer Lee <lesp_at_seas.upenn.edu>.
Friday : William L. McDermid <email@example.com>, Jeff Shih <jeshih_at_seas>, Mark Eisen, <maeisen_at_seas>, Spencer Lee <lesp_at_seas.upenn.edu>.