UNLV ME 425/625 - Robotics Fall 2022 Home Page

ME 425/625 is an undergrad/graduate (senior/masters) level course introducing robotics. This course will use the LEGO NXT Brick (i.e. a computer) and NxC programming language with motors and sensors (i.e. control). The overall objective is to expose students to the underlying mechanisms, electronics and algorithms needed to broadly appreciate the field of robotics.

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Week 01 - 08/29/22

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Week 02 - 09/05/22

Topic: Labor Day - UNLV Holiday - No Classes


Week 03 - 09/12/22

Topic: Simple Machines I: Levers, Shafts and Cranks

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Week 04 - 09/19/22

Topic: Simple Machines II: Cams, Springs and Linkages

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Week 05 - 09/26/22

Topic: Simple Machines III: Ratchets, Drives and Gearing

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Week 06 - 10/03/22

Topic: Project 1 Relay Race Introduction

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Week 07 - 10/10/22

Topic: Project 1 Relay Race PDR and Practicing - No formal class


Week 08 - 10/17/22

Topic: Project 1 Relay Race Competition Day

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Week 09 - 10/24/22

Topic: Mid-term

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Week 10 - 10/31/22

Topic: Motor Theory

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Week 11 - 11/07/22

Topic: Robot Sensing

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Week 12 - 11/14/22

Topic: Robot Actuation

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Week 13 - 11/21/22

Topic: Robot Communications

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Week 14 - 11/28/22

Topic: Robot Interfacing

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Week 15 (Study Week) - 12/05/22

Topic: Teams work on NXT H-Bridge Project (email PDF report, 1 per team by 12/XX/22)

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Week 16 - 12/12/22

Topic: Finals

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