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Week of 15 May:

  1. We are rapidly approaching the end of the semester, and I wanted to give you a run-down of the time we have left. Please read the following carefully.

    • Remaining Schedule

      • This week will have our final software lab (finishing up DL13), during which you will be running the mapping/pathfinding procedures on the real robot and racing in the real world.
      • There is no design lab this week (week 14). However, we will have the lab open as extra office hours during all design lab times during week 14. This time may be used to make up missing work, or for help reviewing for the final exam.
      • Regular office hours will run as normal until Sunday, 21 May (inclusive).
      • Our final exam will be held on Tuesday, 23 May, from 1:30-4:30p on Johnson Track.
    • Final Deadlines

      • Missing checkoffs must be made up by next Thursday (18 May) at 10pm. The office hours on the following Sunday (21 May) will be exclusively for help reviewing for the final exam.
      • The tutor will close at 9am on Monday, 22 May. Any submissions received after that time will not impact your grade. Automatic extensions will also be finalized at that time.
      • Please double-check your "Progress" page on the web site, and if anything seems amiss, please let us know.
    • Final Exam Review

      • Review materials for the final exam are available here.
      • We will also hold an optional review session for the final (Sunday, 21 May; 2-4pm; 32-141).
    • Surveys

      We take your feedback on the course very seriously. If you did not have a chance to finish the survey during nanoquiz last week, it is available here. In addition, please fill out the Institute-wide subject evaluations here. We really appreciate your feedback!

Week of 8 May:

  1. The exercises released in week 12 contains some material from week 12 and some material from week 13. All of these exercises will come due on the last day homeworks are allowed to come due, on Friday (12 May) at 5pm.

    There will be no new required exercises in week 13, but we will release additional optional exercises in week 13 to give you some additional practice before the final exam.

  2. Review materials for the final exam have new been posted: Final Exam Review Materials

Week of 17 Apr:

  1. Monday and Tuesday (17 and 18 April) are holidays, and so we will not have a lecture or software lab on those days. We will not hold office hours on Sunday (16 April), but we will have office hours from 4-10pm in 34-501 on Tuesday evening.
  2. Scores and statistics for 6.01 midterm two are now available at the following page: Midterm 2 Scores/Stats

    After logging in and going to that page, you should see your score. Near the top of the page is a link to a PDF copy of your exam (as well as a blank copy and an answers document), and if you scroll down, you can see some more details about your exam.

    • Meetings: If you are concerned about your performance on the midterm, or your performance in the class in general, please send email to your section instructor or to Adam, and we will gladly meet with you to figure out a plan for improving as we move forward in the course.

    • Regrades: If you find an error in grading, please post a private note to Piazza describing in detail the error you found. We will review your concern and regrade the entire exam in an attempt to eliminate the error you found, as well as any other grading errors. If you want your exam to be regraded, you must let us know by Sunday, 23 April at 5pm.

Week of 10 Apr:

  1. 6.01's second midterm will be held on Thursday, 13 April, from 7:30-9:30pm in Walker Gymnasium (50-340). It will cover material up to and including software lab 9.
  2. Midterm 2 Review Materials are now available (and have also been linked from the calendar page under week 7's exercises).

Week of 27 Mar:

  1. Notes regarding 6.01's schedule with regard to spring break:

    • We will have our normal office hours on Thursday, 23 March, but we will not have office hours on Sunday 26 March, nor on Tuesday or Thursday during spring break. ormal office hours will begin again on Sunday, 2 April.
    • Week 7's homework exercises will come due on Sunday, 2 April.
    • The lateness penalty for late/missed assignments will not accrue over spring break.

Week of 20 Mar:

  1. Notes regarding 6.01's schedule with regard to spring break:

    • We will have our normal office hours on Thursday, 23 March, but we will not have office hours on Sunday 26 March, nor on Tuesday or Thursday during spring break. ormal office hours will begin again on Sunday, 2 April.
    • Week 7's homework exercises will come due on Sunday, 2 April.
    • The lateness penalty for late/missed assignments will not accrue over spring break.
  2. Week 7's software lab will consist solely of finishing Design Lab 6.

Week of 13 Mar:

  1. Scores and statistics for 6.01 midterm one are now available at the following page: Midterm 1 Scores/Stats

    After logging in and going to that page, you should see your score. Near the top of the page is a link to a PDF copy of your exam (as well as a blank copy and, in the near future, an answers document), and if you scroll down, you can see some more details about your exam.

    • Meetings: If you are concerned about your performance on the midterm, or your performance in the class in general, please send email to your section instructor or to Adam, and we will gladly meet with you to figure out a plan for improving as we move forward in the course.

    • Regrades: If you find an error in grading, please post a private note to Piazza describing in detail the error you found. We will review your concern and regrade the entire exam in an attempt to eliminate the error you found, as well as any other grading errors. If you want your exam to be regraded, you must let us know by Friday, 24 March at 5pm.

  2. Updated due to Snow: 6.01's first midterm will be held on Wednesday, 15 March, from 7:30-9:30pm in 3-270 (last names beginning with A-K) or 6-120 (last names beginning with L-Z). It will cover material up to and including week 5. Midterm 1 review materials are now available here. If you have a conflict, please e-mail hartz@mit.edu by Tuesday afternoon.

Week of 6 Mar:

  1. 6.01's first midterm will be held on Tuesday, 14 March, from 7:30-9:30pm in Walker Gymnasium (50-340). It will cover material up to and including week 5. Midterm 1 review materials are now available here. If you have a conflict, please e-mail hartz@mit.edu by this Friday.

Week of 27 Feb:

  1. 6.01's first midterm will be held on Tuesday, 14 March, from 7:30-9:30pm in Walker Gymnasium (50-340). It will cover material up to and including week 5.
  2. Midterm 1 review materials are now available here.
  3. The first round of circuits course notes and mini-lectures are now available.

Week of 20 Feb:

  1. 6.01's final exam has been scheduled for Tuesday, 23 May, from 1:30-4:30pm on Johnson Track.
  2. We recommend reading through this set of supplemental notes and working through the first three exercises in this week's homework set before your design lab this week.
    • We will also offer a 30-minute tutorial on complex-valued poles at Tuesday's office hours (21 Feb), from 7:30-8pm in 34-501.

Week of 13 Feb:

  1. Monday, 20 Feb is an Institute Holiday. Because of this, 6.01's schedule for week 3 will be altered slightly:
    • The week 2 homeworks will come due on Monday (20 Feb) at 11pm instead of Sunday. The deadline for Design Lab 2 checkoff 2 will also be on Monday.
    • We will not hold our normal office hours on Sunday (19 Feb); rather, these office hours will also be moved to Monday (4-10pm in 34-501).
    • There will be no software lab in week 3 for any of the sections.
    • We will have a lecture on Tuesday, 21 Feb (which runs on a Monday schedule), at 9:30am in 4-270.
  2. The Institute will be closed on Monday, 13 Feb. Because of the snow day, 6.01's schedule this week will be altered slightly:
    • There will be no lecture or software lab on Monday, 13 Feb.
    • We will have software lab on Tuesday (14 Feb) for section 3, to go over some introductory material and get some experience with the robots.
    • The first three exercises in this week's homework set will be due at the start of your design lab section. The rest of the exercises will be due on Sunday evening at 11pm as normal.
      • Note that the course notes (sections up to and including 1.4.2) contain the relevant material for these exercises, and that we are available to help as you work through the exercises (on Piazza, and at office hours on Tuesday evening 7-10pm in 34-501).
    • Design Lab will happen as normal on Wednesday/Thursday, and will begin with a nanoquiz.
    • Next Tuesday (21 Feb) runs on a Monday schedule, so we'll finally have our first lecture that day, in 4-270 at 9:30am.

Week of 6 Feb:

  1. 6.01's lectures have been moved; they will now be held in room 4-270 instead of the previously-announced room of 32-123.
  2. Sections: We are currently in the process of restructing 6.01's sections. Please enter your section preferences here by 8pm on Tuesday (7 Feb), and we will respond to them by the following morning.
  3. Piazza: We will be using Piazza for all course-related discussion this semester, and it is also a convenient way to ask for help from the course staff and your peers. Because we will also be making announcements through Piazza, you should sign up as a 6.01 student on Piazza.
  4. Information, Policies, and Collaboration: You are responsible for familiarizing yourself with the course information and policies available from the links above, particularly those related to grading and collaboration. If you have any questions about any of the course policies, please post a question on Piazza!
  5. First Class Meeting: Our first class meeting will be this Wednesday (8 Feb) or Thursday (9 Feb), in 34-501 at your scheduled design lab time. We will not have a course meeting on Tuesday this week.
  6. Prerequisites: 6.01 has 6.0001 as a prerequisite or 6.s080 as a corequisite. The intention behind this prerequisite is to ensure that, after the first three weeks of the semester, all students have some amount of experience with programming (and, particularly, with Python), so that you can get as much as possible out of the later parts of the course.
    • If you do not satisfy the prerequisite, but you have other prior programming experience (even if not in Python), please e-mail hartz@mit.edu with a description of your background.
    • If you do not have prior programming experience, you should either register for 6.S080 concurrently with 6.01, or switch to 6.0001 and take 6.01 in a future semester.
  7. Homework Assignments will be delivered through the web site. This week's homework exercises will release on Wednesday at 1pm. They will be available from a link below (and on the calendar page of the web site) at that time, and they will come due on Sunday, 12 February, at 11pm. For the rest of the semester, homework exercises will be released on Monday mornings at 11am each week, and will come due on Sunday evenings at 11pm.