Lectures

Fall 2019 Lecture Material:

Pre-Lecture #1:


(before class on Jan 15th, 2019)

Brainstorming and Ideation

  • Brainstorming and Ideation slides (pptx)
  • Videos (watch before coming to class)

Lecture #1:


(Jan 15th, 2019)

Getting Started

Pre-Lecture #2:


(before Jan 22nd, 2019)

Beyond Ideation

Lecture #2:


(Jan 22nd, 2019)

Moving Forward

  • Agenda (pptx)
  • Project Management (pptx)
  • Pitches
  • Lab Rules and Safety (pdf)
  • Design Process (pptx)
  • Block Diagram Activity (pptx)

Pre-Lecture #3:


(before Jan 29th, 2019)

Design and Writing Tips

Lecture #3:


(Jan 29th, 2019)

Last Stop Before RFA

  • Welcome and Q&A (pptx)
  • Project Resources (pptx)
  • Effective Communication (pptx)
  • Intellectual Property (pptx)
  • Writing Tips (pptx)
  • Building a Good R&V Table (pptx)
  • Communication Tips (pptx)
  • Ethics and Closing Remarks (pptx)

Spring 2019 Video Lectures:

Brainstorming

Finding a Problem (Video)
Generating Solutions (Video)
Diving Deeper (Video)
Voting (Video)
Reverse Brainstorming (Video)
Homework for Everyone (Video)

Important Information

Using the ECE 445 Website (Video)
Lab Notebook (Video , Slides)
Modular Design (Video, Slides)
Circuit Tips and Debugging (Video , Slides)
Eagle CAD Tutorial (Video)
Spring 2018 IEEE Eagle Workshop (Slides)
Spring 2018 IEEE Soldering Workshop (Slides)

Major Assignments and Milestones

Request for Approval (Video, Slides)
Project Proposal (Video, slides)
Design Document (Video, slides)
Design Review (Video, slides)
Writing Tips (Video, slides)

Filtered Back – Projection Optical Demonstration

Tori Fujinami, Xingchen Hong, Jacob Ramsey

Filtered Back – Projection Optical Demonstration

Featured Project

Project Description

Computed Tomography, often referred to as CT or CAT scans, is a modern technology used for medical imaging. While many people know of this technology, not many people understand how it works. The concepts behind CT scans are theoretical and often hard to visualize. Professor Carney has indicated that a small-scale device for demonstrational purposes will help students gain a more concrete understanding of the technical components behind this device. Using light rather than x-rays, we will design and build a simplified CT device for use as an educational tool.

Design Methodology

We will build a device with three components: a light source, a screen, and a stand to hold the object. After placing an object on the stand and starting the scan, the device will record three projections by rotating either the camera and screen or object. Using the three projections in tandem with an algorithm developed with a graduate student, our device will create a 3D reconstruction of the object.

Hardware

• Motors to rotate camera and screen or object

• Grid of photo sensors built into screen

• Light source

• Power source for each of these components

• Control system for timing between movement, light on, and sensor readings