Monthly Archives: November 2014

Contrasting what beginning and informed designers do

The following table is adapted from The Informed Design Teaching and Learning Matrix by David Crismond and Robin Adams (Journal of Engineering Education, October 2012, Vol. 101, No. 4, pp. 738-797). The text in the table is only very slightly … Continue reading

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State machine example: Race to the Wall

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Understandable Rangefinder Example

This is the circuit I used for the basic rangefinder example we looked at during today’s lecture. The connection between the MSP430 and HC-SR04 rangefinder probable merits some explanation: The trig pin on the rangefinder can safely be connected directly … Continue reading

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Workshop available during this week’s RoboSumo lab for fabrication work

It looks as though we’ll have access to one of the mechanical workshops in Church Lane (just across the laneway from the side door into the Annexe in Kevin St) for two hours during tomorrow’s RoboSumo lab. Exact details (i.e. … Continue reading

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