Lego Robot Engineering
Lab assignments will typically have both a construction component and a programming component. All assignments will be designated as "team laboratory programs." See the honor code guidelines at the end of this document for details.
|Class:||Basics of using IC; Constructing a Handybug; Tutorial on IC and Handyboard|
|Reading:||"The Art of Lego Design"|
|Homework:||Complete Handybug + maze dead reckoning|
|Optional Class/Lab:||(Highly recommended) session on conditionals and simple loops for those with less programming experience|
|Lab office hours for everyone|
|Class:||Introduction to digital sensors; Soldering instructions|
|Class:||Introduction to light sensors; Construct new robot|
|Homework:||Line following with new robot|
|Class:||Servos and range sensors; More on IC programming|
|Homework:||Begin range sensor project|
|Class:||More on IC programming; Work on range sensor project|
|Homework:||Complete range sensor project|
|Week 3||Class:||Work on projects|
|Homework:||Work on projects|
|Class:||Work on projects|
The Honor Code for Courses in Computer Science
For programming assignments in Computer Science courses, the honor code is interpreted in very specific ways. When a program is assigned, your instructor will identify it as a "practice," "test," "laboratory," or "team" program. The Honor Code applies to each as follows (unless otherwise specified by the instructor):
Practice Programs. These are provided to help you gain an understanding of a
topic, and are not graded.
Guideline: Help on these programs is unrestricted.
Test Programs. Any assignment designated as a test program is to be
treated exactly as a take-home, open-book test. You are allowed to read
your textbook, class notes, and any other source approved by your
instructor. You may not consult anyone other than your instructor. The
instructor encourages the asking of questions, but reserves the right not
to answer, just as you would expect during an exam.
Guideline: Any work that is not your own is considered a violation of the Honor Code.
Laboratory Programs. Laboratory programs are expected to be the work of the
individual student, designed and coded by him or her alone. Help locating
errors and interpreting error messages are allowed, but a student may only
receive help in correcting errors of syntax; help in correcting errors of
logic is strictly forbidden.
Guideline: Assistance in the design or coding of program logic will be considered a violation of the Honor Code.
Team Programs. Team programs are laboratory or test programs to be worked on
in teams of two or more students. You are allowed to discuss team programs
with your partners, but work with others is otherwise restricted by the
appropriate rules above.
Guideline: Any work that is not the work of your team is considered a violation of the Honor Code.
If you do not understand how the Honor Code applies to a particular assignment, consult your instructor.
Students should be aware of the Computer Ethics outlined in the Student
Handbook. Violations (including uninvited access to private information and
malicious tampering with or theft of computer equipment or software) are
subject to disciplinary action.
Guideline: To protect your work dispose of printouts and copies of your work carefully, and avoid leaving your programs on hard disks in labs and other public storage areas.
The Department of Computer Science takes the Honor Code seriously. Violations are easy to identify and will be dealt with promptly.