MCHE 201: Intro to Engineering Design

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    The MicroPython pyboard
  • The MCHE201 Kit
    The First Version of the MCHE201 Kit
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    The Spring 2015 Champions
  • MCHE201 Champions Fall 2015
    The Fall 2015 Champions

Lecture: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:30-4:20pm, Rougeou Hall, Room 324

Lab: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:30-5:20pm, Rougeou Hall, Various Rooms

Official Course Description: Techniques for creating, evaluating, synthesizing, implementing, and documenting solutions to open ended engineering problems, team and project management.

Prerequisites: MCHE 101, ENGR 211 — Prerequisite Form

Syllabus: pdf

Schedule: pdf

Textbook: Introductory Mechanical Design Tools by W. Singhose and J. Donnell — Hardcopy, iBooks — Yes. It's only about $40, but it's a good book. With the money we'll save, let's buy a ...

Robot Kit: This custom kit from SparkFun.

Paper: This paper describes a similar class at Georgia Tech that Dr. Vaughan helped develop.

Webcam: If you're on campus, you can check out the activity in the MCHE201 design studio via our webcam.

Pictures: We also have a flickr album with pictures and videos from the class.


Seating Chart


Spaghetti Tower Design
Mechanical Dissection
General Information


Supplemental Material