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Welcome to General Engineering 1003

Kit Return Process


Our apologies for the spam emails over the weekend. The problem has been resolved. For only this week (10 - 14 December), the modelshop is open for kit returns. Here are some guidelines to help you prepare for the process:

A Robot kit should include but is not limited to:

  • Kit Box, EV3 Brick, Connection Cables, USB Cables, Batteries, Motors, Mini Motor(s), Touch Sensors, Ultrasonic Sensors, Light Sensor(s), Gyroscope Sensor(s), DC Charger.

An AUV also should include but is not limited to:

  • Kit Box, AUV Case, RCX Motors, EV3 Brick, Battery, DC Charger, USB Cable, AUV Touch/Light Sensor (if applicable).


You must return all the parts given to your group at the semester. If your kit is missing a numbered piece from your contract, you have to purchase the missing piece or the EV3 equivalent part. We do not accept cash. You can drop off the piece at 515A or ship to Gunter Georgi, 6 MetroTech Center Room 515A, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Please email order confirmation to

Lecture Today

As a reminder, there is lecture today. This is the last lecture of the semester, however next week will be RAD presentations, which you are all encouraged to attend.

Fusion 360 Workshop in Makerspace

Hello all!

The Makerspace is hosting a Fusion 360 workshop tomorrow, Wednesday November 28th. We encourage you to attend to learn valuable skills! The description for the workshop is below:

A representative from Fusion 360 will be flying out to teach a workshop on the various applications of Fusion 360 this Wednesday, November 28th, at 5pm and 7pm. Come learn CAD/CAM/CAE and simulations in this interactive workshop! Free pizza will also be served and you can come and go depending on which part of the workshop you would like to learn!

You must sign up through the following link to be able to attend:

Thanksgiving Break Open Lab Schedule

Hello All,

Open lab will have adjusted hours over the holiday, as seen below:

Wednesday, 11/21: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Friday: 11/23: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Saturday: 11/24: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunday: 11/25: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Please take advantage of this time you have off to work on commissioning! Enjoy your holiday!

3D Printing Information

The approval deadline for 3D printing extra credit was November 9. If you submitted a design but have not gotten approval, you can no longer come in for approval. The only groups allowed to 3D print from now on are RAD groups. HIR groups, reach out to your recitation TA for more information about 3D printing for commissioning.

Lecture Today and Survey

Hello all,


Additionally, this is the link to the survey you will be filling out during lecture (also found below). Please be as honest and detailed as possible in your answers.

Thank you!

No Lecture Today (11.8.2018)

Hello all,

As a reminder, there is no lecture today due to CSAW. Open lab will, however, be open today during lecture time. We advise you to use this time wisely.

[IMPORTANT] AUV Modifications

Hey Everyone,
AUV Benchmark and Commissioning requirements have been modified for the remainder of the semester. Please find the new requirements below:

Benchmark B: 50 points and a one-week extension from the original Benchmark B deadline.

Commissioning: 70 points and the regular commissioning deadline.

3D Print Deadline Extended

Hello All,

The deadline to submit 3D print files for extra credit has been extended to November 9, which is the week of Milestone 3. As a reminder, if you want to print in the MakerSpace on your own, you still have to have the file submitted by Milestone 3 to be approved. If you have any other questions you can see a protolab TA. November 9th is the last day you can submit 3D print files.

[MANDATORY] Mid-Semester Teamwork Survey

Hello All,

Please fill out this mandatory mid-semester teamwork survey, due on FRIDAY October 26th at 5 pm. Your responses will remain confidential.

Thank you and have a nice week!


Writing Workshop Presentation

Hello all and happy Tuesday/fake Monday!

Linked here is the Writing Workshop Presentation that writing consultant Duncan Osbourne gave. Please take the time to look through it for help on your lab reports.

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Fall Break and Weekend Open Lab

Hello everyone, below are the new changes regarding next week's EG schedule:

  • C and F recitations are canceled. 
    • Your Lab 4 presentations are due Monday (October 8th) 11:59 pm.
    • Presentations graded using only the submitted PowerPoints.
  • A and E labs are canceled.
    • The Benchmark A deadline for only A and E students will be Sunday (October 14th) 4 pm.
  • Weekend Open Lab starts Saturday (October 13th).

You can check your section's schedule for more information. The open lab schedule is updated to reflect weekend open lab. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to your recitation TA for further clarification.

Schedule Change

Hello Everyone!

There has recently been a minor schedule change to your syllabus. During the week of October 8th - 12th, you will be presenting on Lab 4, the CAD Competition Lab, instead of lab 5. Your Milestone Presentations are still occurring this week October 2nd - 5th, and there will be no presentation due for lab 5. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to your recitation TA.

Best of luck with your Milestone presentations!

EG Workshops

Hey Everyone!

Hope you’ve all been having a great first couple of weeks of classes. We would like to inform you of a new program called the Design Lab Workshops hosted by EG1003 in the Makerspace. These workshops will teach a variety of technical engineering skills that are great for your engineering future! These workshops will be held once every two weeks with the Eventbrite posted below. We hope to see a lot of you there!

-General Engineering 1003

Arduino Workshop (10/2/2018):

Soldering Workshop (10/16/2018):

PCB milling Workshop (10/30/2018):

Intro to Raspberry Pi Workshop (11/12/2018):

Carbon Fiber Workshop (10/27/2018):

Lab 4 Procedure

Good evening everyone,

As a reminder, please bring your EV3 kits to your lab session this week or risk losing 5 points on your lab quiz. If you have yet to check out an EV3 kit, we highly encourage you to visit the Model Shop (JAB573) to receive your kit. The schedule for open labs is under "Course Information" section > "Open Lab Schedule." All team members must be present for you to check out the kit. 

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please reach out to your Recitation TA.

Writing Workshop [Rewrite Opportunity]

Good Evening Everyone!

This Tuesday, September 25th, 12:30-2:00 pm, writing consultant Duncan Osborne will be giving a writing workshop in Pfizer auditorium. This workshop will help in writing your lab reports for the rest of the semester. If (and only if!) you attend this workshop, you have the opportunity to rewrite your first lab report for a new grade. This is a fantastic opportunity, and I encourage everyone to take advantage of it.

Have a good weekend!

Lecture Cancelled 09/27

Hello Everyone!

As mentioned on Thursday, this coming week's lecture, on September 27th, is cancelled. Open lab will be open at this time for you to work with your groups on your SLDPs. You are strongly encouraged to use your time wisely and try to get work on your projects done while all of your group members are free.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Welcome Fall 2018 Students!

Hello Everyone,

For staffing information for the course you may click on "Sections" found on the left menu portion of this webpage under "Course Information" heading. Room numbers for recitations and labs may also be found on the same page. Lectures will take place at the Dibner building, in the Pfizer Auditorium. Recitations and Labs are mainly run by TAs. You may familiarize yourselves with all of the EG TAs by clicking on "Teaching Assistants" and looking up your TAs by their names.

You can download the syllabus and the schedule for your section from the the left menu portion of the webpage.

If you have any further questions regarding the course, assignments, staffing, or anything else you may direct them to Have a successful semester!