Engineering Fundamentals

ENGR 1242 Engineering Fundamentals is a student favorite.  ECE students take it second semester freshman year, and in it they build an autonomous robot, write its operating system, and have it navigate a course.  ECE students learn how to control hardware with software, and how to gather information from the world and use it as input to a microprocessor.

Watch a video of this year's robots.

Engineering Fundamentals Hall of Fame

The students begin with a basic design, but when they get that one working they may design their own robot. Here are our favorites.

Robot

Year

Student

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2014

Millennium Falcon   

2013  

Dan Sheldon

Millenium Falcon

Wall-E

2013

Bryan Buxton

Train of Thought

2013

Scott Hill

Mobile Home

2013

Ian Boyes

Catapult

2013

Jesse Erickson

Mario-Kart

2013

Brennym Kaelin

Robot Couple

2013

Murrow & McMannama

Batman

2013

Drew Harris

Eagle

2012

Sarah Bell

Naboo Fighter

2012

Grant Tucker

Harry Potter

2012

Brent Kucharo

Unicorn

2011

Kristen Lindsey

Doug the Dog

2011

Connor Davenport

Sports Car

2008

Steven Bell

Black Pearl

2008

Tommy Winberry

Tank

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R2D2

2006

Cody Reagan