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 ENGN 1000 - Projects in Engineering Design

 FALL 2012


         Time:

Thursday 4:00 - 6:20 pm

Location:

B&H 155

      Instructors:

Kipp Bradford (B&H 447)

 

Christopher Bull (Prince Lab 207)

         TA:

 

Office Hours: Tuesday 4-5:30, Thursday 12-1:30

 

 


Projects in design for concentrators in chemical, electrical, materials, and mechanical engineering. 

Students work in teams on projects that are defined through discussions with the instructor. A new product or system that optimally satisfies a set of engineering criteria is the goal of the semester’s effort. Students will establish initial requirements before iterating through a multi-step design process including research, conceptualization, feasibility assessment, analysis, construction, testing, and evaluation.

Design of robotic systems, mechatronics, and automated systems will be emphasized by the instructor.

Prerequisite: completion of engineering core program. Enrollment limited to 40. 

 

 

Current Projects

 

ENGN1000_2013_Spring

 

Example Proposals (click this link to download PDF file)

 


Previous Projects

 

SPRING

FALL

2012 Spring 2012 Fall
2011 Spring  2011 Fall
2010 Spring  2010 Fall
2009 Spring 2009 Fall
2008 Spring 2008 Fall

 

 

 


Class Videos

 


Syllabus

 

Grading:

  • 45%: Completing 3 iterations of the engineering design cycle
  • 20%: Meeting requirements. 
  • 15%: Class participation: Comments on Lecture and other teams' design
  • 20%: Final Presentation

 

Calendar - 2012 Fall Lecture & Assignment

 

Administrative Details & Meeting Time Calendar 

 

Project Proposal Template

 

PCard Order Form

 

 


Course Summary

 

Engin1000 is a capstone design class which presents concepts of the design process, and strengthens students theoretical engineering abilities by introducing project requirements and real-world constraints. Students will gain first-hand experience with the design process while using engineering skills to solve technical challenges in their projects.

 

Please fill out the Project Preference Survey   [Survey Results]

 


Links and Outside Resources

 

Project Ideas:

MIT D-Lab

TreeHugger

Design for the Other 90%

Yet2 - Open technology sharing site

SBIR - Government funded requests - many companies live off these, some neat ideas

Thingiverse

Instructables

 

Mechanical Rapid Prototyping

Ponoko - 3D Printing, fewer materials, and 2D Laser Cutting

Shapeways - 3D Printing, many materials

 

Electrical Rapid Prototyping

PCB-Pool

Sunstone Circuits

 

Parts/Components

Octopart - Online Electronics Search Tool

Inventables - New, undeveloped, or advanced materials

SparkFun - Simplified or developer kit electronics

Adafruit Industries

MakerSHED

McMaster-Carr - Anything and everything

Digikey - Anything electronic (including sensors and more)

Mouser - Same as Digikey

Jameco Electronics

Northern Tool

Tower Hobbies - RC Electronics and miniature mechanical components

Robot Marketplace - Many kinds of robot components: motors, controllers, batteries

 

Laser Cutting for Balsa Wood

http://www.specializedbalsa.com/contact/index.php

http://ak-models.com/lasercutservices.htm

 

 

Other

Brown University

Patent Resources

MIT Design Links

Gantt Chart with Google Spreadsheets

NASA Engineering Design

 

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