Draft Syllabus

Course Title: Class Information:

CEMS 095 Robotics 3 credits
Summer Academy Session II Physical Meeting Times: July 14, 2014 – July 25, 2014 Monday through Thursday, Mornings from 9:00am – 12:00pm and afternoons from 1:30pm – 3:30pm Online Course Completion July 26 – August 8, 2014 Joseph Chase ph: 802-363-2168 available 30 minutes before and 1 hour after class sessions This is a course that guides the learning of beginning and intermediate students through the fascinating and interdisciplinary field of Robotics and Physical Computing. Merging the language of computer code with physical inputs and outputs results in a fascinating blend of technologies that often lead to surprising results. Students in this class will develop fluency with the physics of small robots, an understanding of physical inputs and outputs, and programming tools that enable autonomous behavior. Text: All references are online and are Open Source Lab Fee: $200 that provides the student with their own Arduino microcontroller and support materials Students will apply engineering and physics principles to analyze a problem, design, test, and evaluate solutions. 2. Students will demonstrate proficiency with basic analog and digital circuits. 3. Students will use programming tools to edit, compile, and download programs to a microcontroller. 4. Students will demonstrate proficiency in accessing custom libraries of functions to control a wide range of inputs and outputs. 5. Students will apply a variety of physical controls to affect motion, including DC gear-head Motors, Servos, and Stepper Motors. 6. Students will use a variety of sensor strategies appropriate to a given environment. 7. Student will use a variety of display technologies to enhance robot-human communication. 8. Students will identify a situation having an adverse effect on human quality of life and then design, build, and test its effectiveness. 9. Student will demonstrate proficiency in communication skills including reading and writing. 10. Students demonstrate effective online research skills. 30% Final Project: to be completed during the 2 week online portion of the course. 30% Mini-Challenges: consisting of small design challenges that showcase specific software, hardware, and skill sets. 30% Quizzes: verify proficiency levels in basic knowledge and skills. 10% Participation: includes demonstrating teamwork, collaboration, and attendance. Students are expected to be respectful to staff and peers at all times. Academic integrity is also highly valued. Presenting someone else’s work as your own is academically dishonest and will face consequences. See UVM's policy on academic integrity below. 1.

Instructor Information: Course Summary and Goals Required Materials Course Learning Objectives

Grading Criteria / Attendance Policy Classroom Environment Expectations

Course Schedule:
07/14 am Topics: Engineering and Design “Paper Rocket Challenge” Intro to Analog Circuits 07/15 am Topics: Level 1.0 Inputs and Outputs Sensing Light Sensing Touch Controlling Motors 07/15 pm Topic: “The Rover Challenge” 07/16 am Topic: Better Programming Functions Syntax of Control Level 2.0 I/O Light and Sound 07/16 pm Topic: Welcome to “Processing” 07/17 am Topic: Liquid Crystal Displays Level 3.0 I/O Precision

07/14 pm Topics: The Magic of Semiconductors Ciao Arduino!

07/17 pm Topic: Making Your Own Shield Project Proposal 1.0

07/20 am Topics: Robotics Arm Servo Control Mechanical Advantage 07/20 pm Topics: Grab and Go Challenge

07/21 am Topics: Field Trip to Logic Supply

07/21 pm Topics: Project Proposal 2.0

07/22 am Topics: Communication Ethernet Wifi Radio 07/22 pm Topic: Hackables

07/23 am Topics: Project Proposal 3.0

07/23 pm Topics: Project Presentation Party

Final Project Due August 8 Student Learning Accommodations: In keeping with University policy, any student with a documented disability interested in utilizing accommodations should contact ACCESS, the office of Disability Services on campus. ACCESS works with students to create reasonable and appropriate accommodations via an accommodation letter to their professors as early as possible each semester. Contact ACCESS: A170 Living/Learning Center; 802-656-7753; access@uvm.edu; www.uvm.edu/access

UVM’s policy on disability certification and student support: www.uvm.edu/~uvmppg/ppg/student/disability.pdf Religious Holidays: Students have the right to practice the religion of their choice. If you need to miss class to observe a religious holiday, please submit the dates of your absence to me in writing by the end of the second full week of classes. You will be permitted to make up work within a mutually agreed-upon time.

Academic Integrity: The policy addresses plagiarism, fabrication, collusion, and cheating. http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmppg/ppg/student/acadintegrity.pdf Grade Appeals: If you would like to contest a grade, please follow the procedures outlined in this policy: http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmppg/ppg/student/gradeappeals.pdf

Grading: For information on grading and GPA calculation, go to www.uvm.edu/academics/catalogue and click on Policies for an A-Z listing. Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities: www.uvm.edu/~uvmppg/ppg/student/studentcode.pdf

FERPA Rights Disclosure: The purpose of this policy is to communicate the rights of students regarding access to, and privacy of their student educational records as provided for in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974. http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmppg/ppg/student/ferpa.pdf

Promoting Health & Safety: The University of Vermont's number one priority is to support a healthy and safe community: Center for Health and Wellbeing http://www.uvm.edu/~chwb/ Counseling & Psychiatry Services (CAPS) Phone: (802) 656-3340 C.A.R.E. If you are concerned about a UVM community member or are concerned about a specific event, we encourage you to contact the Dean of Students Office (802-656-3380). If you would like to remain anonymous, you can report your concerns online by visiting the Dean of Students website at http://www.uvm.edu/~dos/ Final exam policy: The University final exam policy outlines expectations during final exams and explains timing and process of examination period. http://www.uvm.edu/academics/catalogue201314/?Page=allpolicies.php&SM=policymenu.html&policy=Exams

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