Getting Started with a Project
The student lab is a place where student can work on projects either for class, for a professor, or on their own. The first thing you must do is read the safety informaion. Then to prove you have read and understood it, print out two copies from here and sign and date them both. Keep one copy and give the other copy to John Kazana. Now you can begin looking for a project!There are three ways to do projects in the student project lab. The first is to do yor own project. The second way is to take a class. And finally the thrid way is to do research with a professor that requires a circuit construction.
Doing Your Own Projects
Get ideas for possible projects.
In the SPL there is a selection of simple resistors capacitors and other parts that you could use for your own projects. However you will have to buy any specialized parts. So consider how much you are willing to spend and match that with how complex your project is.
When you have figured out what project you want to do come talk to either John Kazana to the TA to figure out whether the project is feasible and how best to go about it.
Figure out the parts you need and order them.
Find the times when you can work.
The Student Lab is open:
- TA hours: Sunday to Tuesday 7-9pm, Wednesday and Thursday 2-4pm during semester (Fall 2005).
- open hours are: 10am - 4:00pm Mon-Fri.
- if none of these times work email the TA and figure out a time when you can work.
Come to the Student Projects Lab to start work!
Taking a Class
The second way to use the SPL is to take a class. You can use the SPL to finish up a lab for classes like E3081 and E3084 or
or there are classes that have a design project such as E4312 and E4314. Here is the current list of classes that use the SPL and the typical types of projects they have :
- E3081 Circuit Analysis Laboratory (Fall)
- E3084 Electronic Laboratory (Spring)
- E3082 Digital Systems Laboratory (Spring)
- E3390 Electrical Design Lab (Fall/Spring): A capstone design course where you get to design and build a device of your own choosing.
- E4312 Analog Circuit (Fall): design of an amplifier
- E4314 Communications Circuits (Spring): design of a transmitter
- E6904 Electronic Measurement Techniques(Spring):
- all parts will be provided.
Research with a Professor
The final way to use the lab is to do a project for a professor. This is the most indirect way but can be the most interesting. First go to the the undergraduate research website and find a professor who is doing research that you are interested in. Contact them and get them to take you on. Then get them to assign you a project that needs the equipment in the SPL. Come to the SPL and start work! Simple isn't it.