A point of pride in our department is its great sense of community. However, the department lacked a space for students to access electronics parts, components, controllers, sensors, etc. for use in creative projects inside and outside the classroom.
Workspaces are accessible and available to every student in the department to collaborate on electronics projects inside and outside the classroom with all the necessary tools in one location.
All necessary tools of the trade are available in the makerspace including hardware like function generators, power supplies, soldering stations, oscilloscopes, etc.
Basic circuit components like resistors, capacitors, inductors, diodes, and IC chips like quad comparators, H-bridges, 555 timers, etc. are available as well
Various robotics components, motors, and hardware are available and more will be stocked as the needs of the students are better understood
Several varieties of modern micro-controllers are available including the Arduino Uno, the Beaglebone, and the Raspberry Pi.
Many computer workstations are avialble for student use including some with operating systems Windows, MAC OSX, and Linux
A Raspberry Pi Model 3 workstation is included running the latest version of Raspian.
Students also have access to one of the department's 3D printers and various different printing filament for use in their projects