EGR 120 - Introduction to Engineering
Tidewater Community College
Engineering Program

Instructor:  Paul Gordy

Note:  This is NOT the home page for the EGR 120 hybrid course.  The online course uses different lectures and assignments and should be accessed through Blackboard (http://mytcc.tcc.edu).  

Available Information:
Course Information (syllabus)
        EGR 120-D01B (TR 1:00 – 4:15pm) – Summer 2017

Homework Assignments
Media Assignments
Lecture Notes
Miscellaneous Documents

Contact Paul Gordy:  PGordy@tcc.edu

Check the Due Dates Table to see when assignments are due.  In general, all assignments are due one week from the day they were assigned.  10 points will be deducted for late assignments and no assignments will be accepted more than two weeks late or after the last day of class.

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Homework Assignments
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Individual Assignments

Team Assignments

Homework #1 (Graduation Plan) 
Homework #2 (Engineering transfer) 
Homework #3 (Engineering Societies, Licensing, and Accreditation) 
Homework #4 (Engineering Ethics) 
Homework #5 (Significant Digits and Units 

Homework #6 (Excel A) 
Homework #7 (Excel B)
Homework #8 (Excel C)
Homework #9 (PowerPoint)
Homework #10 (Information Literacy)

Team Assignment #1 (Communicating with the Arduino-BOT)
Team Assignment #2 (Testing the Arduino-BOT Servos)
Team Assignment #3 (Navigating the Arduino-BOT with Dead Reckoning)
Team Assignment #4 (Navigating the Arduino-BOT using Whiskers)
Team Assignment #5 (Navigating the Arduino-BOT using Infrared Sensors)

Team Assignment #6 (The Design Process and Team Presentation on the ASEE Model Design Competition)
Team & Self Evaluation Form
Instructor’s Evaluation Form for Team Assignment #6 Presentations

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Media Assignments
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Media Assignment #1 ("The 787 Dreamliner") 
Media Assignment #2 ("To Engineer Is Human") 

Media Assignment #3 ("Get Licensed, Get Ahead") 
Media Assignment #4B ("Gilbane Gold") 

Media Assignment #4A ("Incident at Morales") 

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Lecture Notes (PowerPoint Presentations)
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Lecture #1 (Introduction to EGR)
Lecture #2 (EGR careers, education, and degrees)
Lecture #3 (EGR accreditation and societies)
Lecture #4 (Engineering Licensing)
Lecture #5 (Engineering Ethics)
Lecture #6 (The Ethics Challenge)
Lecture #7 (Ethics Case Studies)

In-Class Assignment related to Lecture #7

Information Literacy

Significant Digits & Systems of Units

Excel2013 – Lecture A

Excel2013 – Lecture B

Excel2013 – Lecture C

PowerPoint 2013 (Presentation on using PowerPoint 2013)
Lecture for Team Assignment #6 - The Design Process & the ASEE Model Design Competition


Arduino-BOT Lecture #1 (Ppt – Introduction to the Arduino-BOT)
Arduino-BOT Lecture #2 (Ppt – Servos and the Arduino-BOT)
Arduino-BOT Lecture #3 (Ppt - Navigating the Arduino-BOT with dead reckoning)
Arduino-BOT Lecture #4 (Ppt - Navigating the Arduino-BOT with whiskers)
Arduino-BOT Lecture #5 (Ppt - Navigating the Arduino-BOT with infrared sensors)
Video -  Navigating the Arduino-BOT with dead reckoning
Video -  Navigating the Arduino-BOT with infrared sensors
Video -  Whisker Test Program
Video -  Navigating the Arduino-BOT with whiskers
Whisker Navigation Arduino Program
Servo Applications

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Miscellaneous Documents
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NSPE Code of Ethics
Ethics Problems
Redefining the kilogram - article
Mars Orbiter Article

Unit Conversion Table – Stephan textbook

WorldPopulationTable.xls – used in HW #8

FE Reference Manual

Equation Editor and Drawing Tools

Excel Reference Page (Examples)
Test #1 Review
Test #2 Review

Salary for BS, MS, and PhD degrees

Women Engineering Graduates
Ethics Challenge Score Sheets
Article on Moonlighting
Article on Reverse Engineering

Robotics Version 2.2
BASIC Stamp Manual Version 2.1
STAMP Comparison Table
Whisker Navigation Program
Problem-Solving Format

Study Guide – Indicent at Morales

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