ENGR 015b, Fall 2016

Design of Digital and Embedded Systems

Links Labs


  • Lab 1 (Some Soldering & Some Software)
  • Lab 2 (Arduino Draws).
  • Lab 3 (Independent Project)

files link has link to files including PowerPoints, old exams, code examples from class....

Course information

Instructor: Erik Cheever, Hicks 305, x8076
Meeting time & place: Early Section: Tu-Th, 8:30-9:45, Sci 181
Late Section: Tu-Th, 11:20:12:35, Sci 101
Lab time & place: Lab is in Hicks 212 on either Monday, Wednesday or Thursday afternoon. Labs start in week 3 of the course.
Text: I will occasionally refer to Beginning C for Arduino, Second Edition : Learn C Programming for the Arduino by Jack Purdum
There is an electronic copy at the library: https://proxy.swarthmore.edu/login?url=http://trico.eblib.com/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=3567475
Meeting with me: Check my schedule for office hours (I will try hard to be available then), but feel free to drop by anytime I am in my office. If you are having trouble contacting me, either call or email me.

Grading (approximate)

Coursework Weight
Midterm exams #1, #2
(Lower exam counts 1/2 as much)
(Lowest homework will be dropped)
Project 20%

Policy on working together

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: I expect labs to be done as a group.  Each group will submit a single report (with all members of the group listed). 
Groups should work independently of one another - you may discuss particular issues, but do not share data or reports.
Projects: Projects may be either individual, or as a group of up to four students.
Exams: Exams are to be solely your own work.  The format of exams will vary, but it is never permissible to seek help from another individual.

Statement on Accommodations

If you believe that you need accommodations for a disability, please contact Leslie Hempling in the Office of Student Disability Services (Parrish 130) or e-mail lhempli1@swarthmore.edu to set up an appointment to discuss your needs. Leslie Hempling is responsible for reviewing and approving disability-related accommodation requests. As appropriate, she will issue students with documented disabilities an Accommodation Authorization Letter. Since accommodations require early planning and are not retroactive, please contact her as soon as possible. For details about the Student Disabilities Service and the accomodations process, visit http://www.swarthmore.edu/student-life/academic-advising-and-support/student-disability-services.xml.

You are also welcome to contact me privately to discuss your academic needs. However, all disability-related accommodations must be arranged through Leslie Hempling in the Office Of Student Disability Services.