- General Information
- General Catalog Course Description:
- Mechatronic and measurement system analysis and design; applied electronics; data acquisition; microcontroller interfacing and programming.
- Class Time/Location:
- MWF 9-9:50 am, Engineering 120
- Laboratory Times/Locations:
- L01: T 8-10:50 am, ENGRG B8
- L02: T 12-2:50 pm, ENGRG B8
- L03: R 3:30-6:20 pm, ENGRG B8
- L04: T 3:30-6:20 pm, ENGRG B8
- Instructor (for lecture, course, and exam
- Lab TAs (for homework, Lab, and project help;
and for grading questions or corrections):
- Noah Meisner (Labs: L01, L02; homework and project proposal/report grader)
office: Engrg B8, hours: M 10am-12n, T 3-5pm; otherwise, by appointment
- Ben Pawlowski (Labs: L03, L04; Lab quiz, summary-sheet and Lab Practical grader)
office: Engrg B8, hours: TR 2:30-3:30pm, W 12n-2pm; otherwise, by appointment
- Lab Support Engineers (for Lab equipment, software, and facilities-related issues):
- Steve Johnson and Chris Garsha
office: Engrg B1, hours: open or by appointment
- Prerequisites (absolutely no exceptions)
- ECE204 - Introduction to Electrical Engineering (a B or better is recommended)
- CIVE261 - Mechanics: Dynamics
- MATH340 - Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations
- MECH231 - Engineering Experimentation
- Required Texts:
to Mechatronics and Measurement Systems, 4th edition
by D. Alciatore and
- NOTE - Make sure you don't purchase the 3rd (or older) edition by mistake.
- It is available in printed form (which is recommended for note taking in class) at the CSU
bookstore. If there are no copies currently available, request that they place an order immediately. They won't order more unless you make an official request.
- An electronic version of this book is also available for purchase from VitalSource here.
- Laboratory Exercises
for "Introduction to Mechatronics and Measurement Systems"
by D. Alciatore
- Make sure you use the 2017 edition, and not one from a previous year.
- The Lab book is available
for free on the Lab Book web page.
- It is recommended that each Lab group print at least one hard-copy per group (e.g., with a spiral binding at FastPrint in the LSC). If not, before each week's Lab, you need to print the procedure and question pages to complete and turn in before leaving Lab. If you have a printed copy of the Lab Book, you can simply tear the completed pages out of the book to turn in. The pages will be returned to you after grading.