ENGR 002 - Interfacing with the Real World, 2016

Link to moodle page


In this class you will learn about "design" from the perspective of an engineer, but without most of the technical depth that often accompanies a full engineering design. You will learn to take an conceptual idea for a concrete thing, and make a physical manifestation to implement the idea. You will be able to:

Class notes

Link to class notes (OneNote)

Google Drive for Examples...

Link to google drive


Though assignments and labs will be posted here, the due dates will be posted on the moodle page, and any work will be uploaded there.


The following links are some useful references for the class and for the Arduino in general. If you find any that you think I should add, let me know.

Course Information

Course Instructor: Erik Cheever, Hicks 305, x8076, echeeve1
Please feel free to drop by anytime for help.  If you are having trouble finding me, please send email.
Course Time and Location: MWF 11:30-12:20, Hick 211
Lab Time and Location: Th 1:15-4:30, Hicks 212
Text: This course has no text. We will use a variety of sources available online.l


Coursework Approximate Weighting
Midterm 30% Exams count equally
except lower grade which is weighted
 half as much as others.
Assignments and Labs 40%
Project 30%

Policy on working with others

Homework: I encourage you to work together on homework, but don't blindly copy another students work. You should fully understand all solutions to homework before submitting them.
Labs & Projects: I expect labs to be done as a group with your lab partners, or alone, depending on the structure of the lab. You may discuss your lab report with others, but you may not copy anything from their reports. If the lab is done as a group, each group will submit a single report (with all members of the group listed).
Exams: Exams are to be solely your own work. The format of exams may vary, but it is never permissible to seek help from another individual. Any outside sources (texts, internet) that are not explicitly allowed in the exam instructions may not be used.

Accommodation Statement

If you believe that you need accommodations for a disability, please contact Leslie Hempling in the Office of Student Disability Services (Parrish 113) or email lhempli1@swarthmore.edu to arrange an appointment to discuss your needs. As appropriate, she will issue students with documented disabilities a formal Accommodations Letter. Since accommodations require early planning and are not retroactive, please contact her as soon as possible. For details about the accommodations process, visit the Student Disability Service Website. You are also welcome to contact me [the faculty member] privately to discuss your academic needs. However, all disability-related accommodations must be arranged through Leslie Hempling in the Office of Student Disability Services.