ELE 700/800, COE 700/800, BME 700/800 Design Project
This course provides the student with a significant experience in self-directed learning. Project topics are provided from which the
students select a topic. The topic selection information search, designs and component sourcing are completed as part of the Fall term
course. The student individually or in a group, where the topic is a group project, will research the topic, design, implement and make operational a design of currency in the
fields of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Professional guidance is provided by faculty on a weekly basis in the laboratory. The completed project must be demonstrated operational by the last week of the term. A final bound project report that conforms to professional guidelines is required. The students must demonstrate their working project at an Open House in April.
Labs: ENG 306, ENG 307
Engineering Support: Jim Koch ENG418 ex 6118
- You have probably noticed that there are no test leads in
ENG306 and ENG307, this is because in past years attempts to keep
leads in the lab have met with theft and damage of the leads.
If you need a test lead or scope probe, they may be borrowed from
ENG418, note supplies are limited.
- Access to power tools, we have a small work shop where
students have use of tools, drill press, shear,
bending break, chassis punches, and table saw. The shop is available
from 1 to 6 on Fridays. Other times by appointment only.
- Circuit Boards for your EDP project, the department has a
program called Eagle, a schematic capture and PCB layout tool, files
from this program can be used to mill a circuit board on the
department's circuit board milling machine (A small fee is charged
for supplies). A free version is available from Cadsoft USA.
Note: The free version's files are not compatible with the
departments version, so use one or the other. The free version
limits the size of the board to 3” x 4”. Only files created by
the department's version or the free version are readable by the
milling machine. A side note, if you have never used a circuit board
cad package before I would suggest you hard wire your circuit on
proto-board, learning this package will take a couple of weeks which
you really don't have.
- EDP reports can be found in the library on the 8th
- Purchasing parts, go by the “Buy 3 rule and buy early”,
why buy 3 because you burn the first one out the first time you try
it because you didn't read the data sheet properly , the second one
gets burned out the night before it's due because you are dead tired
and not paying attention to what you are doing. Leaving you one left
to hopefully get you through the demo and show at open house. Buy
early, some parts can take several weeks to arrive. Also double
check the package style you are ordering, most devices now come as
surface mount, which can be hard to work with and may require
adapter boards etc.
- Donated parts, from time to time we receive electronic parts,
some have been placed in the green drawers in ENG306/7, others are
with Jim Koch in ENG418.
- After the winter break you will start receiving emails
detailing steps you must take to reserve space and equipment for the
Safety Note: Scope Ground and Power circuits.
- When measuring the outputs of a power circuit (IGBT module,
motor driver circuit, H bridge etc.) on an oscilloscope one should
always use a differential scope probe. The ground of the scope is
connected to earth ground, which means it is also connected to the
ground of the Function Generator's outputs and the
serial/USB/printer cable of the PC, and any device that you plug in
that has a 3 pin grounded line cord (eg. your laptop), that is
connected to your circuit. Placing the ground of a regular scope
probe in the circuit any where other than ground causes a short
circuit which will damage the test equipment and your circuit.
Differential scope probes are available for loan from my office
EDP project reports from 2013 and back can be found on the 8th floor of
the library. Reports from 2014 and on are in soft copy format and will be available for viewing some time in the future.
GENERAL LAB RULES
The following rules apply to all labs:
- No food or drink allowed in the lab.
- No offensive computer screens.
- No tampering with wires or network cables.
- No use of illegal software.
- No attempting to compromise network security.
- Don't share your password.
- Report any unsafe conditions to Engineering Support or your Lab Instructor immediately.
Further lab safety information can
be found at: https://www.ee.ryerson.ca/guides/labsafety/