04/30/04: (LabVIEW experiment update)
For those who signed up for doing LabVIEW experiment last week, the lab handout is available for download. A GPIB programming manual is at http://we.home.agilent.com/upload/cmc_upload/All/6C0633120A_USERSGUIDE_ENGLISH.pdf. An example of a command can be seen on P.136.
04/30/04: (Due date of HW 10 changed)
The last homework assignment will be due on Wednesday (next week) instead of Monday.
Patrick's office hour is changed to 10am-noon on Thursday because a group of students would like to do the lab on Thursday. Please email him if you have any questions.
There will be display and discussion of computer components up to the present by Ferenc Kovac and Khossrov from the EECS Electronics Support Group during the class time, 4-5 Wednesday April 21. Come with your questions!
04/14/04: (Important Notice for HW 8)
Due to popular demand, you can delay handing in your LogicWorks counter simulation until class time Monday April 19.
Matt's office hour from 5-6pm today is changed to 11am-noon tomorrow. Sorry for the delay of the notice.
Patrick's office hour tomorrow is held from 11:30am to 1:30pm because a group of students would like to do the lab from 11:30am. Please send him an email if you have any questions.
Very Important! (Visit to Microfabrication Laboratory)
About the visit to Microfabrication Laboratory in Cory Hall, gather Wednesday
Mar. 17 at 4 pm at the 4th floor passenger elevator by the illuminated display
of micromotor pictures. The TA Matt will meet you there and give a tour of
the lab where we make integrated-circuit, microelectromechanical and superconducting
We will not have class on Wednesday 3/17. Instead we will visit the Microfabrication Laboratory.
WHEN: 4pm, 3/17, Wednesday
WHERE TO MEET: 4th floor passenger elevator in Cory Hall
WHO WILL GUIDE: Matt
The midterms are available in 497 Cory, along with the key, and that graded HW5 papers are there also, along with a corrected solution sheet for HW5.
Patrick will change his office hour from 9:30am-11:30am tomorrow to 12:00pm-2:00pm on Thursday because a group of students wants to do extra lab and is not available on Tuesday. This change is only valid this week.
As some of you requested, solutions of some of the questions of the sample midterm exam is available.
(1) The midterm exam will be held on March 10th, instead of March 3rd. Study hard for it! (2) HW5 is up. It is due on next Wednesday.
(1) HW4 is up. It is due on next Wednesday. (2) Patrick will hold his office hour on Tuesday next week because the homework is due on Wednesday. Last week he told the people he would change his office hour from Tuesday to Monday if the homework is due on Monday. Now the homework is due on Wednesday, so changing the office hour does not help anymore.
(1) The Smart Dust lab is available for download. There are pre-lab questions and a lot of background info. about Smart Dust. We are not going to do step 8 (LED) for Smart Dust, so you can skip reading that part. (2) For people who go to the Monday lab, the Monday lab is cancelled. We are going to do the lab in the 6th week. As there are only 10 labs to do for this semester, we will have enough time to finish them all. (3) Next week Patrick is going to hold his office hour on 9:30-11:30am on Tuesday, as the homework is due on Wednesday.
We have 2 things to update. First the HW3 is due on Wednesday instead of Monday. Second, the midterm exam will be on March 3rd.
Patrick's office hour is changed from 9:30am-11:30am on Tuesday to 9:30am-11:30am on Monday next week. He will hold the office hour in 145 Cory. This change is valid only next week.
Patrick's office hour is on Tuesday. Realizing that HW2 is due on Monday, he can change his office hour. If you need any help do HW2, he is available for you on Friday or Monday. Please send him an email and tell him what time you are available on Friday or Monday.
The homework 2 is now online. Sorry for putting it so late. As everybody will do lab 2 in the next week, please remember to read the lab 2 info., answer the pre-lab questions of lab 2, and remember which lab experiment you plan to do in the 5th week.
Please remember to print the lab info. of lab 1, read the experiment instructions and answer the pre-lab questions before coming to the lab. Also decide which lab experiment you are going to do in the 4th week. We highly recommend you to do lab 2 - Series and Parallel Components.
EECS 1 Labs
Labs will start in the second week of the term. The labs will be held in Room 145 Cory Hall.
In the first lab meetings, the Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs) will introduce and demonstrate the oscilloscope, which will be the subject of the first actual lab that you should do (in the third week of the term).
Note that you can access on the class web site (www-inst.eecs/~ee1/) and print any of the labs that you choose to do. One version of the labs has been stripped of blank pages to reduce the amount of printing needed (see description in the Course Syllabus).
The information of your student accounts is available now. It includes the username, the initial password, and the expiration date of your account. Your account lets you access any Windows 2000 machines in Cory or Soda Hall. Please send an email to your GSI if you have any questions.