There's a page with lists of the surface mount parts that I have on hand. Use this to find footprints and info for your PCB layouts. One peculiar detail that everyone should note is that Schottky diodes do not come in standard 0805 or 1206 packages — this is true for most discrete semiconductor devices. I have chosen a part with decent specs and an "SMB" package that should fairly easy to solder. Be sure to check out the footprint on the data sheet. (RTFDS)
Sep 14, 2019
I've put a list of project groups and project titles on the Projects page. If your group is part of the numbered list, then I have received your Definition presentation and you are ready to present next week. We will do the presentations in the order given (which is approximately the order in which I received them). If there is no number next to your group, then I am waiting for you to submit your file (powerpoint, keynote, or PDF).
On Monday, we have a visitor who will use the first 15 minutes of class to talk about Micron and why you should interview with them. (She is also an EE 333 survivor, so she can empathize with you.) Then we will launch into the presentations — we should be able to at least 5 on Monday. We will continue with presentations during subsequent class and lab days until all are finished.
Sep 8, 2019
There seem to be a few groups who are planning to do the lamp project. To help get started in the right direction with that, I have written up a half-page of info and expectations for the project. Have a look — go to the projects page, expand the projects list, and there should now be a link with the proximity lamp item. I will do something similar for some of the other projects, depending on interest.
Sep 7, 2019
Note that a "Documents" link has been added above. This is where all of the documents that you will be creating for your projects will be located. If you look there now, you will see a single link to a pdf of the definition presentation for Group G. (Group G = your fearless leader). The documents for Group G will define a project that can be used as an example for your own projects. If you look at the pdf for the definition presentation for the example project, the first thing you will see is the abstract. If you haven't yet produced an abstract for Project 1, you can use this as a guide. (Even if you have submitted an abstract, you may want to consider re-writing it after seeing the example.) Also, the documents page has blank templates in PowerPoint or Keynote (Apple) formats that can be used to prepare your design definition presentations.