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Recent Announcements

Week 10: Retuning Robot/Bridge hardware, external group looking for additional members

General Announcements
Final report typo
In the conclusion section, you are not expected to discuss the performance of the final competition as the report is due prior to the competition. A discussion of Week 7 performance is expected in that results from the preliminary competition may have caused you to modify your design.
Returning Robot and Bridge Materials
All robots and bridges must be disassembled and kits must be returned this week. For students in the robotics module, all parts must be sorted in the kit prior to returning.

Ansys fluid dynamics case studies
For those interested in some simulation case studies based on what was discussed in lecture today, see ANSYS website below. In particular, see the 'Examples' link at the top left.


Externally Advised Group Looking for Additional Members

The following group is looking for additional members for their externally advised project. If interested please contacted the listed member.

RFID-Arduino Automatic Door Opening System
This project will utilize an RFID chip reader connected to an Arduino to allow automatic opening of doors. The unit will be battery powered, and allow people with disabilities to open doors without the need to grasp a key or handle. Please contact student Adam Baechler (abaechler@comcast.net) directly with your interest.

Week 9 info: open lab time, design groups looking for members, teamwork evals

Please note the following.
Open Lab Times for Week of 3-3
Note the additional open lab times and locations for this week.
Monday, March 3, 9 am - 5 pm in Lebow 132 for Robotics and Bridge
Tuesday, March 4, 10 am - 2pm in Main 005 for Robotics
Wednesday, March 5, 9 am - 1 pm in Lebow for 132 Robotics and Bridge
Thursday, March 6, 10 am - 2pm in Main 005 for Robotics

ENGR-103 Projects Looking for Students
The following externally advised groups are looking for additional members. If interested, please contact the listed member directly.

Haptic Interface Design for the Simulation of Hand Motion
The goal of the project is to design an attachment for the existing Force Dimension OMEGA.3 haptic interface, to extend its functionality.  Specifically, the attachment will allow the interface to create touch sensations on the user's fingertip, which will simulate sliding one's finger along objects of various shapes and textures.  This project is a multi-disciplinary task, as C++ programming, microcontroller programming, electronics design, CAD/3D printing, and MATLAB data analysis will be utilized to design and test this device. Interested students should contact Gabriel Casciato (gjc47@drexel.edu).

Remote Structural Analysis by Optical Heads Up Displays and Autonomous Unmanned Ariel Vehicles.
This project willuse Google Glass to control and interact with an Autonomous Unmanned Ariel Vehicle.The project will involve writing Google Glass Android based applications. Interested students should apply to learn and test real life structures and analyze them over time through collected data. Interested students should contact Jacob Zeitzew (jjz45@drexel.edu).

Teamwork Evaluation #2 due this week

Metagenomics Course
In last Monday's lecture, Dr. Gail Rosen (gailr@coe.drexel.edu) presented a course sequence being offered in the fall. Please see the attached slides for information about the course and contact Dr. Rosen with any questions.