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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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