This week, Chris and Andrew talked about motors and the technologies that make them possible, like PWM. This also allowed us to talk about the advantages and disadvantages of each technology and how they’re controlled.
Egg Drops are a classic challenge. We gave it our best shot a our most recent meeting, and had a lot of fun doing it! Each team of 2-3 people was given access to string, paper, recycled bags, and other recycled materials, then 20 minutes to build before the 3-story drop. We’re proud to report that every egg survived!
This week, we talked about a project Chris Thierauf worked on over the summer: digitizing spectra. We talked about what spectra are, the historical importance of this technology, and some lessons learned from this experience.
The electrical team has some schematics planned out, and now it’s time to test them before having them manufactured. Some new designs for the sensor board were discussed, and they got solenoids working!
Next week, Wentworth IEEE will be visiting Wentworth’s Computer Science Society to talk about the radio telescope project. This project aims to create a radio telescope that will be used by our physics department to track the moons of Jupiter. Their talk will discuss the technology of radio telescopes, the problem to solve, and how they’ve gone about solving it. The project gave their presentation to us for us to check out.
Often, the hardest part of learning a new programming language is knowing where to start. In this 2-part workshop, we made sure all attendees got set up with a compiler so that they could write code and keep learning on their own. We also made sure that attendees knew the basics of the language.
In part 2, we’ll be getting a little bit more advanced with the basics, and then leaving everyone with their own learning resources that they can work with.
In this week’s general body meeting, we learned about integrated circuits. A mask, wafer, and checkplot from the IC creation process was shown off, and some ceramic microcontrollers were passed around. Using a hammer, we were able to crack them open and check out what was inside under a microscope.
Check out these pictures of our meeting, and if it looks interesting to you, feel free to stop by any of our events! Check out our schedule to find out more.
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!