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Lab in a Box: Good for the USA, Good for India

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Vishal Prajapati
Vishal Prajapati
9/23/2013 7:30:16 AM
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Re: Getting more engineering undergrads
I still feel that for the learning part of programming or network configuration in the routers it is good to use cloud. But if someone wants to actually learn the practical analog circuit design, it is still advisable to go for the kits mentioned in the blog. It provides real practical exposure to component selection, design specification match and physical problems related to actual circuits, which can not be learned online or virtual labs.

 

I like the lab in the box idea very much.

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JAYARAMAN KIRUTHI VASAN
JAYARAMAN KIRUTHI VASAN
9/23/2013 2:05:55 AM
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Jay,

This is wonderful. This reminds me of the days when I was learning valve radio assembling. We had a large board with valve socket positions and each component is solderable on pins. This way, one could demonstrate what happens if a wrong coupling capacitor is chosen and so on. We could even simulate problems and document the symptoms against each of these failures and possible solutions.

Very interesting as a a student. Missing it a lot.

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jkvasan
jkvasan
9/23/2013 1:30:47 AM
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Constructive Exercise
Jay,

This is wonderful. This reminds me of the days when I was learning valve radio assembling. We had a large board with valve socket positions and each component is solderable on pins. This way, one could demonstrate what happens if a wrong coupling capacitor is chosen and so on. We could even simulate problems and document the symptoms against each of these failures and possible solutions.

Very interesting as a a student. Missing it a lot.

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etnapowers
etnapowers
9/18/2013 8:54:24 AM
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Re: Getting more engineering undergrads
Eafpres, It's an high-promising program,high school students can be initiated to the basics of engineering having fun in laboratories to apply the theory that they study. Great idea!

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samicksha
samicksha
9/18/2013 5:19:26 AM
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Re: Getting more engineering undergrads
#eafpres: You are right, even i hope it should not cost much as most of the part will include remote access...sounds like cloud getting new significance.

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eafpres1
eafpres1
9/16/2013 8:43:39 PM
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Getting more engineering undergrads
As the blog rightly points out in the opening sentence, "There's a growing focus on increasing the number of students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields"

This looks like a wonderful program.  I hope it can be implemented at low budget community colleges, and even into some high schools, where a lot of bright minds are competed for by various disciplines, especially the allure of software or internet careers.  I built kits as a kid and the hands-on attitude that formed shaped much of my early career.  I always loved lab courses.  Perhaps if some students get excited by "building things" from a program like this they will go into engineering.

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DaeJ
DaeJ
9/16/2013 6:05:53 PM
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Re: Welcome
Sharing information remotely is beneficial for both education institutes in the engineering education viewpoint. I am wondering if education institute could access remotely all testing tools and manual among school and Labs. Also, networking among engineering school is the most important parts to educate effectively the students. I knew that there is a virtual lab to let all students access it.

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antedeluvian2
antedeluvian2
9/16/2013 3:08:27 PM
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PSoC
Whilst it is no substitute for woking woith real analog circuitry with the ramifications of oscillations, decoupling and all the other issues, a PSoC development board actually allows easy reconfiguration to try different analog circuits out, as well as the ability to bring the inner points to output pins to make measurements,

Try these two videos on the use of the PSoC at MIT

 

 

 

http://video.cypress.com/video-library/video/Web-Series/PSoC-Today-Advancements-in-Education-Part-I/1813354158001

http://video.cypress.com/video-library/video/Corporate/PSoC-Today-Advancements-in-Education-Part-II/1821421092001

 

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samicksha
samicksha
9/16/2013 2:33:48 PM
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This really is good initiative, i totally agree with author, we indian are tend gain more theoritical knowledge than practical and reason is obvious books are cheaper than equipments but with same fact is you can learn lesson without you experiance it..i remember my college days, wherein we had project on CMOS Analog IC design to learn biasing, noise, single stage amplifiers, differential amplifiers, but with it only ended with limited knowldege and practical exp.

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