EE382: Introduction to Design

Spring 1999 Schedule: TR 2:00pm-6:00pm in Workman 189 with lectures at 3:30pm

Primary Instructor: Kevin Wedeward, Office: Workman 221, Phone: (505)835-5708, email:

Office Hours: MWRF 11:00am-12:00pm and by appointment

Additional Instructors:

Mentors: Meisha Collins, George McCone, Donald Sheridan, John Sinnott

Course Objectives:

  1. Design and build a mobile robot capable of competing in the Trinity College Fire Fighting Home Robot Contest or other mobile robot project approved by instructors.
  2. Develop teaming skills, oral and written communication skills, and ability to decompose large problems.

Course Prerequisites:

Topic Prerequisites:

  1. In-depth knowledge of the MC68HC11 microcontroller.
  2. Analog and digital circuit design.
  3. Principles of linear time-invariant systems.
  4. Proficiency in C programming.

Required Text: "Mobile Robots: Inspiration to Implementation", 2nd Edition by Joseph Jones, Anita Flynn, and Bruce Seiger

Schedule of Evaluations, Presentations, Reports, and Contests:


Additional Requirements:

  1. All control must be closed-loop
  2. Main program must be in 'C'
  3. No wire-wrapped boards other than HC11 expansions at project end
  4. Only good connectors at project end
  5. Each group will provide HC11 evaluation board and multimeter