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ART 511.1 Spring 2012

San Francisco State University

Electronics and Robotics in Conceptual Design

 

Week 2

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

 

Greetings:

Review:

  • electricity
  • conductors/insulators
  • open circuit, closed circuit, short circuit
  • power supply, load
  • voltage, current, resistance
  • Ohm's law (theory)
  • Ohm's law (practice)

Lecture:

  • Second light bulb: how do we connect it?
  • first method:
    • what is current?
    • What is voltage?
    • What is total voltage?
    • What is effective resistance? 
  • second method:
    • what is current?
    • What is voltage?
    • What is total voltage?
    • What is effective resistance?
  • conservation of matter, conservation of energy 

Homework due Wednesday, February 1, 2012 :

  • Create your own reference sheet. Show me, but do not hand in:
    • Define voltage, current
    • Scientific notation and eng. prefix (milli, micro, nano, Mega, Kilo, etc.)
    • Resistor color code 
    • Equation for equivalent resistance of multiple resistors in series
    • Equation for equivalent resistance of multiple resistors in series
  • Research and read about KVL and KCL
  • Explain KVL and KCL in your own words
  • Exercises 65 and 66 at https://teachmetomake.wordpress.com/basic-electronic-exercises/ 
  • Read the chapter Basic Concepts of Electricity  in All About Circuits, a free online text book

 

Week 3

Monday, January 30, 2012

 

Greetings:

Review:

  • power supply, load
  • open circuit, closed circuit, short circuit
  • voltage, current, resistance
  • Ohm's law (example)
  • Effective resistance of 2 Rs (depending on how they are connected) 
  • Did we discuss non-linear components? If so, review
  • Did we discuss current limiting resistor? If so, review  

Lecture:

  • LED
    • graph
    • over-current damage
    • how to control?
    • current limiting resistor 
  • conservation of matter, conservation of energy
  • Resistive vs. non-resistive components   

break?

check out kits

Lab:

  • Current limiting resistor with LED
  • Measure voltage in resistor, calculate current
  • Measure voltage on LED
  • Add voltages
  • Time permitting, add second LED  : voltage drop, current limit

Lecture part b (time permitting):

  • Transistor!

Additional Homework due Wednesday, February 1, 2012 (in addition to that assigned last week):

Homework due Monday, February 6, 2012

  • In your folder, create a page called "resources".
  • Identify an alternate source and read about how transistors work. Your source can be online or in print. Name and link to this source in your resource page. 
  • Create a page called "Inspiration" in your folder. 
  • On your "Inspiration" page, escribe and link to  art and/or artists you find inspiring

 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

 

Greetings:

Review:

  • voltage, current, resistance
  • Ohm's law (example)
  • Effective resistance of 2 Rs (series, parallel)
  • Same current (series)
  • Same voltage (parallel)

Lecture:

  • Equivalent resistance in complex circuits
  • Power
  • Voltage divider
  • Transistor 

Lab:

  • 555

Homework due Monday, February 6, 2012

  • In your folder, create a page called "resources".
  • Identify an alternate source and read about how transistors work. Your source can be online or in print. Name and link to this source in your resource page. 
  • Create a page called "Inspiration" in your folder. 
  • On your "Inspiration" page, describe and link to  art and/or artists you find inspiring
  • Exercises  67, 68, and 70 at https://teachmetomake.wordpress.com/basic-electronic-exercises/
  • Research, provide a link, and read about how a 555 timer works. I do not expect you to understand it completely, but I do want you to have some familiarity when I lecture on this next week. 

 

Monday, February 6, 2012

Lecture:

  • Transistor as a switch, binary, digital

 

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Lecture:

  • Common mistakes
  • Introduction to Arduino 

Lab:

  • Blink LED with Arduino

Homework due Monday, February 13, 2012:

 

Monday, February 13, 2012

 Lecture:

  • The basic 4: input/output, digital/analog
  • Software: polling, controlling 
  • Look at Arduino project inspirations

Lab:

Homework due Wednesday, February 15:

  • Read and understand the basic 4 IO functionality of Arduino:
    1. digitalWrite():  http://arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/Blink
    2. digitalRead(): http://arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/Button
    3. analogWrite():  http://arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/Fading
    4. analogRead(): http://arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/AnalogInput 

 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Lecture:

  • Serial
  • Functions
  • Motors

Transition

  • Sort out Arduino

Lab:

  • do all 4 functions at once
  • Use conditionals (if) and loops (for) 

Homework due Monday, February 20:

  • There is school on Monday! We will continue working with Arduino . Bring in your laptop.
  • I did not get the homework up in time so you have no homework due on Monday

Homework due Wednesday, February 22:

  • Read and understand how to make an Arduino sketch communicate with a program on your laptop, e.g. at http://arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/Graph. We will do this exercise using Processing

 

Monday, February 20, 2012

Lecture:

  • Binary system

Lab

 

Homework due Wednesday, February 22:

  • See above

 

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Announcements

  • visiting artists, scholarships

Lab: Design and implement a system:

  • Inputs:
    • A photoresistor or other analog sensor
  • Outputs:
    • analog output (PWM) of 1 LED
    • 3 bit binary display of 3 LEDs
  • Behavior:
    • The value of the analog sensor is indicated in 3 places:
      • PWM  output
      • Same value indicated as a 3 bit binary number

Homework due Monday, February 27:

  • Add the following inputs: 
    • Two switches or other digital sensors
  • Add the following output:  
    • A single LED on a digital output
  • Add the following behavior
    • The blinking LED initially blinks at a frequency of 1 Hz
      • One of the digital sensors speeds up the blinking, 100 ms for every press
      • The other  digital sensor slows down the blinking, 100 ms for every press 

 

Monday, February 27, 2012

 

Greetings:

  • Attendance  
  • Show me your working homework

Lecture:

  • Finish viewing inspiration

Lab

  • Continue with homework assignment due today

 

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

 

Lab

  • Continue with homework assignment due 2/27

 

Monday, March 5, 2012

Chain reaction lab:

  • The goal is to get something done quickly
  • What you've used: LEDs/light sensors/switches
  • What you have learned but not used:: motors/relays/other sensors 
  • Stick with what you know for now: LEDs and light sensors. We'll get fancier later.
  • Other things (Motors, etc.) are OK if you know how to use them but remember the goal
  • Have a couple of LEDs so when you get the signal blink a little before passing on to the next piece
  • Have a button to activate your trigger so that the next person can test
  • Use Serial.println to tune your sensor values
  • Use electrical tape if necessary  

 

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Review:

  • What have we learned?

Discuss:

  • Projects

Lab:

  • Servo sweep
  • Servo: analogIn 

Homework

  • View "smart spaces" and write report due Wednesday March 14. The gallery is open Wednesdays - Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. link to the gallery
  • Short presentation on your project concept and plan due Monday March 12.
  • Rough project plan, to be handed in, due Wednesday March 14.

 

Monday, March 12, 2012

Presentations

  • Everyone is to make a short presentation on their project concept and plan. I will have the projector and a computer (not mine) set up.

 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Announcements:

Lecture:

  • Block diagrams (hw, sw)
  • Motor + transistor + PWM + relay
  • Second power supply
  • Non-functional vs. destructive
  • Polarity!!!
  • Principles and schematic for each lab

Lab:

  • Blink without delay()
  • Motor, transistor, PWM, relay, second power supply
  • How to solder ; make tri color LED wand

Homework due 3/26

  • Projects:
    • Make a page for your project  on the wiki, in your folder.
    • Describe your project (ok to use the very same text you hanIded in for homework today)
    • Include anything else that might be interesting: links to video or audio, links to siimlar work or work that inspired your project, etc. 
    • Add two etailed block diagrams of your project: one for hardware, one for software. If your project does not involve Arduino then no software is necessary. If your hardware is a kit, try to learn how it works and document that.
    • Magic boxes allowed at this point, but eventually you will either solve them or design the project to avoid them.
    • Start gathering materials for your project
    • Start researching various details of your project. No need to document yet. 
  • Find and read a tutorial on how to use Arduino to control motor speed and direction. Suggested keywords: Some or all of: Arduino, relay, PWM, motor, reverse
  • Read these 4 tutorials on how to solder
  • Read this comic book on how to solder

 

Monday, March 26, 2012

Lecture:

  • Resources: stores (mcmaster, grainger, jameco, digikey), mailing lists (dorkbot, sfuc, parts, dprg, noisebridge), places(nb, dorkbot), surplus catalogs(bring)
  • Process: Where to start on your project?

Lab:

  • Solder

 

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

 

Announcements:

  • Zero1
  • Maps and Systems
  • Jonathan, Amal, others? 

Homework due Monday 4/2

  • Project journal
    1. what is the current highest risk item
    2. what is the plan to alleviate that risk
    3. what you plan to do for/in each class 
    4. what you actually managed to do
    5. problems you ran in to
    6. plan forward
    7. what parts, information, and assistance do you need
  • Senior art expo: Add your info to this page
    • Your name and major/emphasis 
    • Title
    • Dimensions
    • All media used
    • Brief statement of work, 50 words max. 

 

Homework due Wednesday 4/4

  • Book reviews
    • Add full title, author, and ISBN number
    • You do not need to read the entire book. Read a couple of chapters and skim the rest. 
    • Did you find the book helpful? 
    • Was it clear and well written?
    • Would you recommend it to someone new to Arduino and electronics?
    • Would you buy it?

 

Monday, April 2, 2012

Announcements:

  • withdrawal deadline is April 16th

  • Root division show April 14th

 

Hand in homework

  • Info for Senior Art Expo

 

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Hand in homework

  • Book reports

 

Monday, April 9, 2012

Lecture

  • Review:
    • Parallel voltage, series current 
    • Maximum current source 
  • New topics:
    • Active both high/low vs. single sided
    • Current sinking
  • Calendar/schedule
  • Project status 

 

Monday, April 30, 2012

  • Return ALL books from first round of reports
  • Second round of book reports are due on 5/9
  • Return of Arduino, kits, sensors , motors, or other things you may have borrowed: Finals week?
  • End-of-semester show
  • QUICK review of all projects. I especially want to hear from people I don't usually spend time with 

 

Posters!

art511poster

art511poster2

art511poster3

 

Comments (3)

greggah@... said

at 1:41 pm on Mar 26, 2012

How to find parts for projects:
http://www.ladyada.net/library/procure/index.html

Arion Sandoval said

at 3:12 pm on Apr 11, 2012

Ryan Gingerich said

at 12:44 am on May 14, 2012

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