EE382: Introduction to Design

Spring 2002 Schedule: TR 2:00pm-5:00pm in Workman 117


Course Objectives:

  1. Design and build a golfing robot capable of locating a golf ball given GPS coordinates, transporting the golf ball, and placing the golf ball into a hole with given GPS coordinates. Emphasis will be placed on the sequence of events leading from an idea to a finished product and consideration of a variety of solutions before choosing a particular approach.
  2. Develop teaming skills, oral and written communication skills, and ability to decompose a large problem into interconnected subsystems.

Course Prerequisites:

Topic Prerequisites:

  1. In-depth knowledge of the MC68HC12 microcontroller.
  2. Analog and digital circuit design.
  3. Principles of linear time-invariant systems.
  4. Proficiency in C programming.

Reference Texts: see resources page


Additional Requirements:

  1. Robots will be constructed by five teams working together. Robot subsystems tasked to each group include ball and hole/flag location, smart chassis, robot location, robot navigation, and remote station communication.
  2. Each subsystem will have "smarts" (i.e., a programmable device), communication with other subsystems, and additional I/O device(s) as needed.
  3. Each group will provide HC12 evaluation board, multimeter, logic probe, wire strippers, proto-board, and other basic tools (e.g., screwdrivers, pliers, etc.)