TA Office Hours

Held weekly in the senior design lab (ECEB 2070/2072).
Name Time
Zipeng "Bird" Wang Monday 11am-12pm
Kexin Hui Monday 2pm-3pm
Eric Clark Monday 3pm-4pm
Vignesh Sridhar Tuesday 11am-12pm
Jackson Lenz Tuesday 2pm-3pm
Michael Fatina Tuesday 3pm-4pm
Dongwei Shi Wednesday 10am-11am
Yuchen He Wednesday 11am-12pm
Jacob Bryan Wednesday 2pm-3pm
Luke Wendt Wednesday 3pm-4pm
John Capozzo Thursday 10am-11am
Jose Sanchez Vicarte Thursday 11am-12pm
Daniel Frei Thursday 3:15pm-4:15pm
James Norton Friday 10am-11am
Sam Sagan Friday 11am-12pm
Daniel Gardner Friday 2pm-3pm

Summer 2017 Instructors

Name Area
Prof. Scott Carney (Instructor)
4061 Beckman
physics, optics, human potential, leveraging synergies of our core competencies, visioning new verbs
Prof. Arne Fliflet (Instructor)
microwave generation and applications
Prof. Seth Hutchinson (Instructor)
Prof. Michael Oelze (Instructor)
ECEB 2056
Biomedical Imaging, Acoustics, Nondestructive Testing
Prof. Karl Reinhard (Instructor)
Jacob Bryan (TA)
3038 ECEB
Speech signal processing, DSP, control systems, machine learning, optimization
John Capozzo (TA)
1538 Beckman
I specialize in Infomation Communication systems and pipelines. Proficient in: Time Series Analysis, HPC, Machine Learning, Exploratory Data Analysis, Data Reliability & Reproducibility, Statistics, Modeling Biological Data
Eric Clark (TA)
Computer Architecture, IC Design, FPGA, Embedded Systems, Distributed Systems and Networks
Michael Fatina (TA)
embedded systems, microcontrollers, robotics, PCB design, EMG
Daniel Frei (TA)
Security, Networks
Daniel Gardner (TA)
RF, wireless communications, circuits, PCB design, embedded systems
Yuchen He (TA)
ECEB 3038
Robotics, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing, Control Systems
Kexin Hui (TA)
Digital/Analog IC Design
Jackson Lenz (TA)
Electric Machines/Drives, Power Electronics, Batteries
James Norton (TA)
139 Coordinated Science Laboratory
Physiological Monitoring (EEG, EMG, etc.), Digital Signal Processing, Cognitive Neuroscience
Sam Sagan (TA)
425 CSL
Electrostatic Discharge, RF, Machine Learning, Audio, Embedded Systems, Electromechanical Systems
Jose Sanchez Vicarte (TA)
Computer Architecture, Machine Learning, Embedded Systems, Linux
Dongwei Shi (TA)
Computer Vision, Parallel Computing, Robotics
Vignesh Sridhar (TA)
Sensor Fusion, Virtual Reality, Economic Forecasting
Zipeng Wang (TA)
206H Talbot
Atmospheric Remote Sensing, CubeSat, Analog Computing, Evolving Hardware, Satellite Attitude Determination and Control.
Luke Wendt (TA)
[] Adaptive Control, Robotics, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Optimization

Other Important People

Name Office Phone Email Area
Scott McDonald 1049 ECE Building Machine Shop
Mark Smart 1041 ECE Building Electronics Services Shop
Casey Smith 3064 ECE Building Instructional Lab Coordinator
Waltham Smith 1041 ECE Building Electronic Services Shop
Skot Wiedmann 1041 ECE Building Electronic Services Shop
Prof. Scott Carney 4061 Beckman Institute Course Director

Cypress Robot Kit

Todd Nguyen, Byung Joo Park, Alvin Wu

Cypress Robot Kit

Featured Project

Cypress is looking to develop a robotic kit with the purpose of interesting the maker community in the PSOC and its potential. We will be developing a shield that will attach to a PSoC board that will interface to our motors and sensors. To make the shield, we will design our own PCB that will mount on the PSoC directly. The end product will be a remote controlled rover-like robot (through bluetooth) with sensors to achieve line following and obstacle avoidance.

The modules that we will implement:

- Motor Control: H-bridge and PWM control

- Bluetooth Control: Serial communication with PSoC BLE Module, and phone application

- Line Following System: IR sensors

- Obstacle Avoidance System: Ultrasonic sensor

Cypress wishes to use as many off-the-shelf products as possible in order to achieve a “kit-able” design for hobbyists. Building the robot will be a plug-and-play experience so that users can focus on exploring the capabilities of the PSoC.

Our robot will offer three modes which can be toggled through the app: a line following mode, an obstacle-avoiding mode, and a manual-control mode. In the manual-control mode, one will be able to control the motors with the app. In autonomous modes, the robot will be controlled based off of the input from the sensors.