This class was tough.
This class has taught me the most about hands on engineering work experience for the real world as well as important concepts about team work and how important it is for proper collaboration to yield the best results for any project which is very important!
I learned how to program an Arduino chip to take measurements of velocity for a free falling object, what errors to consider, and how to calibrate for measurement accuracy. I learned how to make wiring diagrams on the computer and assemble them into working circuits. I also learned that when there is only one person on a team putting forth proper effort, it can make for a very stressful project. Proper team work and timely communication is vital!
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Advice for students:
Do NOT carelessly pick team mates or carelessly choose a team! Assuming you will be working with people who will work as hard as you (if you plan on putting forth proper effort) is a dangerous thing to count on. Become familiar with students that you know to be hard workers and maintain a friendship with them, because this course is absolutely to much for one person to try and take on especially in the shorter summer semester. Make a log or journal starting from the very first day of class and write in it every day what was done for the project, what problems are encountered, and how the problems were resolved. This is essential for a good final report!