Spring 2022 Lecture Material:

Lecture #1:

(February 18, 2022)

Getting Started

  • Welcome to the class! (pptx, pdf)

Pre-Lecture #2:

(before February 25, 2022)

Beyond Ideation

Lecture #2:

(February 25, 2022)

Moving Forward

  • RFA, Proposal, High-Level Requirements, R&V Tables, and Block Diagram details (pdf)
  • Ethics & Safety (pdf)

Pre-Lecture #3:

(before March 4, 2022)

Design and Writing Tips

Lecture #3:

(March 4, 2022)

Last stop before the Proposal

  • Proposal Details (pptx)
  • Proposal Logistics (pdf)
  • Lab Notebooks (pptx)

Lecture #4:

(March 11, 2022)

Jumping into the Project!

  • Modular Design & Circuit Debugging (pdf)
  • Why PCB Exercise? (pptx)
  • Weekly Meetings Info (pptx)

Spring 2020 Video Lectures:


Finding a Problem (Video)
Generating Solutions (Video)
Diving Deeper (Video)
Voting (Video)
Reverse Brainstorming (Video)
Homework for Everyone (Video)

Important Information

Using the ECE 445 Website (Video)
Lab Notebook (Video , Slides)
Modular Design (Video, Slides)
Circuit Tips and Debugging (Video , Slides)
Spring 2018 IEEE Soldering Workshop (Slides)

Major Assignments and Milestones

Request for Approval (Video, Slides)
Project Proposal (Video, slides)
Design Document (Video, slides)
Design Review (Video, slides)
Writing Tips (Video, slides)

LED Cube

Featured Project

LED technology is more advanced and much more efficient than traditional incandescent light bulbs and as such our team decided we wanted to build a device related to LEDs. An LED cube is inherently aesthetically pleasing and ours will be capable of displaying 3D animations and lighting patterns with much increased complexity compared to any 2D display of comparable resolution. Environmental interaction will also be able to control the various lighting effects on the cube. Although our plan is for a visually pleasing cube, our implementation can easily be adapted for more practical applications such as displaying 3D models.