Welcome back from the break! We’re excited to kick things off in a new semester- we’ve got some new and exciting things planned, some new and returning projects to talk about, and we’ll finish up by getting a bit of work done on those projects.
Stop by Beatty 420 tonight at 6:30!
Welcome back, everyone! We hope you’ve enjoyed the break. It’s a new semester, and a new crowd, so we’re excited to share what we’ve come up with for this semester.
One of the new things is that we’re in a different room- our first meeting will be in Beatty 420 on Thursday at 6:30. Stop by to hear about all of our projects, or get in touch (firstname.lastname@example.org) to start up a new one! We’ll also be talking about some of the new things we want to try this semester, so we’d love your feedback on that.
See you there!
Our election year is coming to a close, and elections are coming up in the IEEE!
On November 30th, we’ll be holding our annual elections. The positions that any IEEE member can run for are as follows:
- Vice President
- Lab Manager
Nominations and elections will occur on the same day (the 30th). Each candidate will give a brief speech about their views for the role, and will be voted on anonymously. Members can run for more than one role, but can only fill one role. This means that not getting elected to a position won’t kick you out of the e-board, but it doesn’t mean that you can pick and choose which spot you want- once someone is elected to a role, that’s the one they’re in.
Members may also propose that a new role be added, if they feel that there is a particular need for it. The role will be proposed and voted on at the President’s discretion.
Control loops, and specifically PID’s, are a commonly used method of ensuring that a system is able to get to and maintain a value. They blend mechanical systems, electrical systems, code, and mathematics to create automated and functional systems like those found in thermostats, self-driving cars, robotic arms, and much much more.
In tonight’s meeting, Stephen walked us through the mathematics and theory of PID’s. He also showed us techniques for finding those critical P, I, and D constants, as well as figuring out how to apply this knowledge.
For our first workshop of this year, Stephen gave a workshop on 3D Printing. Members learned about common terms and features, what the technology can and can’t do, and some handy tricks for making the best prints possible.
The presentation started with a basic 3D file created in SolidWorks, turned it into an .stl file, put the .stl into a slicer, and discussed how to put the sliced file into our octoprint server.
If you missed it, check out the slides from the presentation, (coming soon!), or check out the 3D printing project for a bunch of people that are happy to discuss 3D printing.
If you’re interested in learning about a certain topic, leave some thoughts here! We’re happy to put together a brief workshop on any technical topic.
(I used the photo of us at our booth since I have nothing else to use here…)
It’s been a while, welcome back!
It’s a new year, and we’re excited to share all the exciting stuff we’ve got with you. We’ll be introducing a bit of new stuff to make things easier for the eboard to run, for new members to join, and for existing members to get the most out of our club. We’d love to hear your thoughts on this, so be sure to stop by and speak up!
Among the topics discussed will be the following:
- Re-naming our space the ‘IEEE Makerspace’ or ‘IEEE Hackerspace’, because this is a more accurate name that is less likely to be confused with other places on campus
- Adding a more formal leadership structure, to allow for more progress to happen in the projects and to allow the eboard to better assist the teams in getting whatever resources they need
- How we can use the website as a tool to keep members updated and to seek out funding
This meeting will be held in Wentworth 310 at 6:30, just like all other general body meetings. We hope to see you there!
This is the official page of WIT IEEE, a student branch of the IEEE at Wentworth. The IEEE is the largest association of technical professionals worldwide, and as a student branch, we are open to all students of all majors at Wentworth.
Check out our active projects to learn more about what we do, or take a look at our schedule to learn more about when we meet and what events we have coming up (all open to both members and non-members).
Interested in a workshop? Let us know!