Electrical, computer and energy engineering students gathered in the new Rustandy Building in December to show off the projects they'd spent the semester developing as part of ECEN 1400 Introduction to Digital and Analog Electronics.
This course introduces students to electrical and computer engineering centered around creative projects in a team-based setting. They chose their own projects, with a general prompt of coming up with a product that will help someone. Through the design and implementation of their functional product, they gain an understanding of the engineering design process, using real-world design tools such as prototyping, computer-aided design, 3D printing, laser cutting, printed circuit board manufacturing and testing. Students gain hands-on experience with the creation of systems using sensors, actuators, programming microcontrollers, prototyping circuits using breadboards, and designing systems.