Electrical Engineering 192 — Mechatronic Design Laboratory (4 Units)
The purpose of EE192 is to provide a semester-long project where students use theory and apply it in practice, in this case producing an autonomous racecar. Students will work in group environments to apply ideas from the electrical, software, and mechanical fields. They will be able to produce a project that may be used to submit in the NATCAR competition.
- EE16B, 120
- Motor Controls
- Power Systems
- Control Systems
- One Semester Long Project
- Reports and Assignments
- Project Checkoffs
Outside of class, expect to spend around 10 hours a week, with possible weeks of 20 hours due to project checkoffs and group state.
Choosing the Course
When to take
Students generally take EE 192 their senior year. The skill set of group members should include embedded programming (i.e. 61C), controls (i.e. 120, 128), circuits (i.e. 16B, 105).
Given the style of the class and it being taken usually in people's final semester, there is no direct classes to be taken after this, but it applies well in any class with any robotics component.
Usefulness for Research or Internships
Topics covered in this class are directly relevant to Robotic-related fields.
Find a project group well in advance.