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Fall 2013. Welcome to Circuits Lab. Take a seat in either room! Take a syllabus! (On the TA desk in S385). Dr. Len Trombetta. Relation to ECE 2300. Theory vs. Practice Reinforcing Circuit Theory Ideas Learning Basic Skills Prototyping Basic Lab Equipment Troubleshooting

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Welcome to circuits lab

Fall 2013

Welcome to Circuits Lab

Take a seat in either room!

Take a syllabus!

(On the TA desk in S385)

Dr. Len Trombetta


Relation to ece 2300
Relation to ECE 2300

  • Theory vs. Practice

  • Reinforcing Circuit Theory Ideas

  • Learning Basic Skills

    • Prototyping

    • Basic Lab Equipment

    • Troubleshooting

  • Preparation for Design!!!


Components of ece 2100
Components of ECE 2100…

  • Informal Reports (6) 35%

    • Complete analytical work at home: Pre-Lab

    • Perform lab work in class

    • Use open lab hours to complete lab if needed

  • Project: Methods Section 10%

  • Project: Formal Report 30%

  • Final Exam 25%


Ece 2100
ECE 2100…

  • The Lab

    • S383/S385

    • Lab TAs

      • On duty when the lab is open

      • Assigned to a particular course

    • The Electronics Shop: S388 (Robert Dial; Ralph Brown)

  • The Equipment

    • Lab Kits: prototype board and components

    • Basic bench-top equipment

      • Multimeter

      • Oscilloscope

      • Function Generator


Course web sites
Course Web Sites

  • Server: www.egr.uh.edu/courses/ece/ece2100

    • Calendar and syllabus

    • Lab assignments

    • Project and Formal report instructions (not posted yet)

    • Class PowerPoint presentations

    • NERD Documentation: information about lab practice

  • Blackboard: (http://elearning.uh.edu)

    • Grade Posting

    • Email


Safety considerations
Safety Considerations

  • Be neat; be careful; be courteous.

  • There are no foods or drinks allowed in the lab at any time, even if you are not consuming them.


Safety the tas
Safety: The TAs

  • No one is allowed to work in the lab without TA or Instructor supervision.

  • The TAs are in charge. Do what they say.


Safety equipment
Safety: Equipment

  • Do not attempt to disassemble, repair, or calibrate the instrumentation (unless instructed to do so).

  • Do not touch live, high-voltage circuits with both hands: put one hand behind your back.


Safety emergencies
Safety: Emergencies

  • In case of emergency, call 911 or campus police at x 3-3333.


If you use the open hours lab
If You Use the Open-Hours Lab

  • When you arrive:

    • Sign in with name and the lab bench.

    • Give your ID to the TA

  • While you are working:

    • DO NOT take equipment from another bench.

    • DO NOT take cables from another bench.

    • Broken or Missing Equipment? Fill out a form; change benches

  • When you are finished:

    • Clean up.

    • Sign out.

    • Get your ID.


Lab kits
Lab Kits

  • You will get:

    • A breadboard (prototyping board).

    • A bunch of parts

      • Wires

      • Resistors

      • Capacitors

      • Op Amps

      • Transistors

      • Voltage Regulator

  • These will be good for:

    • 2100, 3155, 3456, design projects…


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