Engineering Practice and Design Studio II (EPADS) is usually taken in the spring semester of your freshmen year. You will work in teams and undertake a client-oriented project to learn the design process by creating, designing, and building an apparatus. You will be introduced to project specification, idea formation, conceptual and detailed design, analysis, documentation, fabrication, and testing.
Concurrently you will learn manufacturing processes, such as welding, brazing, turning, milling, and grinding, to fabricate components in the shop. As well as learning to breadboard electrical circuits that interface with a microcontroller and sensors to control actuators, such as electrical motors.
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