Simulation Assignment


The simulation assignment is a basic simulation exercise that ensures ECE 445 students in the online section understand how to simulate their circuits in order to test and validate them without being in the lab. Students must have a recent version of EAGLE installed on their computer. The details of the simulation assignment can be found in the assignment sheet.

We have also provided a detailed tutorial to help students get off the ground simulating basic circuits with the SPICE tool built into EAGLE.

Requirements and Grading

The simulation assignment is worth 10 points and is graded via inspection by a TA. This will happen during a live demo over zoom in office hours.

Submission and Deadlines

The completed simulation must be presented to a TA before the deadline listed on the Course Calendar.

Pocket Pedal - A Bluetooth Controlled Effects Box

Kaan Erel, Alexander Van Dorn, Jacob Waterman

Pocket Pedal - A Bluetooth Controlled Effects Box

Featured Project

Our idea is to make an inexpensive alternative to traditional pedal powered guitar effects boxes. Essentially, we hope to implement a single aftermarket effects box that can be remote controlled via a mobile app. This low-power, Bluetooth connected application can control the box to change effects on the go. The hardware within the effects box will be able to alter the guitar's signals to create different sounds like echoing, looping, and distortion effects (and possibly more). These effects will be implemented using analog circuits that we will design and construct to be controlled by an app on your phone.

This project eliminates the expensive buy-in for a guitarist hoping to sound like any number of famous musicians with multiple effects pedals. On top of this, it also aims to get rid of the clutter that comes with the numerous pedals and boxes connected to an amplifier. Many pedals today don't even have a visual interface to select effects through some sort of menu. The app will also provide a much more handy and portable visual representation of the possible effects all from the phone in your pocket!


Jacob Waterman jwaterm2

Kaan Erel erel2

Alex Van Dorn vandorn2