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Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

6.070/SP.705
Electronics Project Laboratory
Also SP.705J
Ed Moriarty, Anthony Caloggero
Mon, Wed, Fri, Jan 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 21, 23, 26, 28, 30, 10am-01:00pm, 4-409

Selection by departmental lottery. Do not pre-register on WebSIS.
Enter lottery by: 12-Dec-2003
Limited to 12 participants.
No listeners
Prereq:
Level: U 6 units Standard A - F Grading   

Introduction to electronics test equipment such as oscilloscopes, meters (voltage, resistance inductance, capacitance, etc.), and signal generators. Hands-on format emphasizes individual instruction and development of skills, such as soldering, assembly, and troubleshooting. Students build and keep an electronics kit, such as a radio, to serve as the vehicle for learning about electronics test and measurement equipment. Intended for students without a previous background in electronics. Enrollment may be limited.
Enrollment by lottery. To enter the lottery, please email
Amy Fitzgerald (amyfitz@mit.edu) by December 12th. Those
selected will be notified by 12/17.
Web: http://web.mit.edu/edgerton/outreach
Contact: Amy Fitzgerald, 4-406, x3-7931, amyfitz@mit.edu

6.185
Special Laboratory Subjects in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
"6.270 Autonomous Robot Design Competition"
6.270 Organizers
Thu Jan 29, 06-10:00pm, Kresge, Final Competition

Selection by departmental lottery. Do not pre-register on WebSIS.
Enter lottery by: 03-Oct-2003
Limited to 180 participants.
Listeners allowed, space permitting
Prereq:
Level: U 6 units Graded P/D/F Can be repeated for credit   
Fee: 150.00 for to reserve place and cover cost of kit

Groups of two or three design, build, and program robots (made of LEGO and various sensors) for the annual final contest at the end of IAP. This student-taught class is open only to MIT students; freshmen are strongly encouraged to participate. No experience is necessary; you'll learn how to play with LEGO, basic programming and soldering. A lottery is held in mid-October because this class is very popular. It's time (and fun) intensive, running from the start of IAP, at ludicrous speed to the exciting public final competition at the end. Participants can't have other major time commitments. Please see our website, http://web.mit.edu/6.270/. (Class has 6 EDPs.)
Web: http://web.mit.edu/6.270/www/index.html
Contact: 6.270 Organizers, 6.270-organizers@mit.edu

6.186
Special Laboratory Subjects in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
MASLab - Mobile Autonomous Systems Laboratory
Prof. Donald Troxel, Edwin Olson
Mon-Fri, Jan 5-9, 12-16, 20-23, 26-30, 12am-08:00pm, 34-501

Selection by departmental lottery. Do not pre-register on WebSIS.
Enter lottery by: 24-Oct-2003
Limited to 60 participants.
No listeners
Prereq: Programming Experience Helpful
Level: U 6 units Graded P/D/F Can be repeated for credit   
Fee: 150.00 for team fee to defray the cost of materials

MASLab/6.186 is a student-run activity in which students build autonomous robots that navigate an unknown playing field, locating and retrieving items of interest. While similar in structure to 6.270, 6.186 has a more challenging contest and uses more sophisticated components. A friendly contest will take place Friday, January 30, 6:30 PM in 26-100. 6 EDPs.
Web: http://maslab.lcs.mit.edu
Contact: Edwin Olson, NE43-203, x3-2155, eolson@mit.edu

6.187
Special Laboratory Subjects in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
6.370: The ACM/IEEE Programming Contest
Michael Ernst, Aaron Iba, David Greenspan
Fri Jan 30, 06-10:00pm, 34-101, Final Competition

Pre-register on WebSIS and attend first class.
Listeners allowed, space permitting
Prereq: Programming Experience
Level: U 6 units Graded P/D/F Can be repeated for credit   

6.370 is the MIT ACM/IEEE Chapter's annual programming
contest. Students will work in teams of 1-3, programming robots to
play RoboCraft, a real-time strategy game similar to WarCraft. The
competition will culminate in a live RoboCraft tournament held
publicly on Jan. 30. The top three teams will receive cash prizes of
$1500, $900, and $600 respectively. 6 Engineering Design Points.

Students must preregister both on WEBSIS, for 6.187, AND
on the 6.370 website by December 31st.
Web: http://web.mit.edu/6.370
Contact: Aaron Iba, 6.370@mit.edu


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