Luan Colombo; Fun with Computer Electronics; ISBN: 0-8362-2306-3 (Optional, purchase if you do not have experience with digital / analog electronics.)

Course Objectives

This course is primarily built around hands on labs and projects.

Skills taught:

  • Familiarity with basic electronic components, analog and digital circuits.</li>
  • Soldering and other circuit prototyping techniques.</li>
  • Safe use of hand and basic power tools.</li>
  • 3D design using CAD tools.</li>
  • Prototyping techniques and tools, including 3D printer and laser cutter.</li>
  • Interfacing sensors to computers for input.</li>
  • Computer control of actuators for output.</li>
  • Use of electronic measurement tools such as multi-meter and oscilloscope.</li>
  • Project documentation skills; Presentations & written.</li>


Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
12:05pm - 12:55pm
College of Computing, Rm. 102

Letter Grades

Letter grade assignments are given according to the following cutoffs with no rounding:

90.0 <= A <= 100
80.0 <= B < 90.0
70.0 <= C < 80.0
60.0 <= D < 70.0
0 <= F < 60.0

Grading Policies

There is no curve in this course. The grading breakdown is as follows:

  • Attendance: 16%
  • Documentation: 15%
  • Quizzes: 10%
  • Projects: 30%
  • Presentations: 15%

Attendance Policy:

You will begin the class with a 106% grade in the attendance category. Every day you do not attend class your attendance grade will drop by 2%. This means that you can skip any 3 days of your choosing while maintaining a perfect 100% score in the attendance category. (Or, you may maintain perfect attendance and take the 6% extra credit.) If you have a Dean of Students excused absence it will not count against your attendance grade. It is your responsibility to sign the attendance sheet before it is collected.

Timely handling of grade disputes:

Disputes of grading on assignments, exams, etc must be discussed within one week of their return or posting.

Late Work and Missed Exam Policy:

Assignments are due before the date and time indicated. There are no makeups for missed exams. Any request for exceptions to this policy should be made in advance when at all possible.

Email Policy for this Course

Use your official Georgia Tech email when sending email to the TA or instructor.
Send all requests to the TA first!
Please attach [APIA] to the beginning of the subject of your email!
Please also indicate who you are within your email. :)

Assignment Submission

Email all assignments to the TA.
Assignments turned in electronically should be submitted using PDF or plain text files. Do NOT submit .doc, .docx, .odt, etc. In general, assignments should be written in 12 pt, Times-Roman font (or similar) and double spaced.

When submitting multiple files, such as videos and project websites submit everything as a single ZIP file.

File names should be of the format FIRSTNAME_LASTNAME_ASSIGNMENT.[pdf/zip]

Assignments & Collaboration

Include a header at the top of each file you turn in detailing the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your gt email address
  • The name or assignment number
  • The names of any classmates you collaborated with

Plagiarism is the “use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own original work.” [ Wikipedia ] and is considered academic dishonesty and an honor code violation.

Keep in mind that you are allowed to work with other students currently in CS3651. Do give credit though by listing your group collaborators and citing others work when appropriate.

Course Expectations

  • Lecture attendance is required.
  • Keep up with the reading. Readings should be completed before class on the date indicated on the Calendar.</li>
  • Take responsibility for your course work submissions; it is your job to make sure that you successfully turned in what you meant to turn in. Be sure to verify your submission. This is how you make sure that you get credit for the work you do.
  • Be prepared when you go to get help from a TA or your instructor. Bring your work with you.</li>
  • Take initiative. Begin your assignments early and if you think you need help, come prepared. Use the resources that are provided for you, and be determined to succeed from the start.</li>
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