MEAM.Design - MEAM 410/510 - Course Logistics


Time: 3:00-4:20 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays

Location: Berger Auditorium (located in the basement of the Skirkanich Building - just keep going down)


Time: 24 hours (see the calendar on the main 410/510 page for TA lab hours)

Location: General Motors Lab, Towne 193 (all enrolled students should have PennCard swipe access)


We will occasionally offer recitations. These will most often focus on background material and serve to help people unfamiliar with some of the fundamentals to catch up with the rest of the class. Other times this will be used as a sort of group office hours session. Attendance is optional.

Time: 3:00-4:20 p.m. on Fridays

Location: Berger Auditorium


Introduction to Mechatronic Design, 1st edition, 2010
J. Edward Carryer, Thomas Kenny, Matt Ohline
Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0131433563
available in the bookstore and on Amazon

Lab Kits

We have assembled kits of the most common mechatronics tools for you to purchase ($40, cash or check payable to the "Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania"). The kit includes the following:

solderless breadboard ($4)
hookup wire kit ($2)
small screwdriver ($2)
diagonal cutters ($2)
20-30AWG wire strippers ($8)
(5) alligator-clip wires ($2)
(5) mini-grabber wires ($2)
coaxial banana-alligator wire ($4)
2 oz. roll of 25-gauge 63/37 solder ($5)
3-foot mini-B USB cable ($2)
(1) m2 microcontroller ($10) - handed out later

In addition, you may find it very useful to acquire:

oscilloscope probe ($15-$200)
digital multimeter ($25-$600), such as: this or this or this or this or, if you've got too much money, this, or maybe even this