Monthly Archives: March 2007

What Computer is Best For Engineering?

About this time of the year I get a few requests from parents of high-school students for recommendations on computers and/or calculators. Generally these will be graduation gifts to high-school seniors who are planning on enrolling in a collegiate engineering … Continue reading

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Update: Logic Design in EGR 204 Lab

My EGR 204 Microprocessor and Digital Logic class has just finished the hardware design and construction phase of their first project. These were rather standard projects, such as a simple circuit that adds small whole numbers or a circuit that … Continue reading

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Electronics Lab: Building and Testing a Radio

In my Electronics II Lab (EGR 323) we are building an AM/FM radio. Not only are we building the radios, the students are also doing all the alignments and any necessary troubleshooting (to correct mistakes which are infrequent but inevitable) … Continue reading

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