Here are a few important things to keep in mind as you make use of the E.E. student laboratories.
Please inform the EE Shop at once if there are any problems in the labs - equipment broken or missing, software not working, temperature too hot or cold, electronic locks not working. You can come see us in WSEC 122, call us at 472-1969. We want to get any trouble taken care of as quickly as possible.
If you just have a suggestion about anything you think would make the lab better - equipment, software, etc. - we'd also like to hear from you.
Be gentle with the equipment. Most of it is quite expensive and not always readily replaceable on short notice; when it is damaged that is one less tool available for students to do their work.
You can read many of the lab equipment manuals here.
Here's how to get Electronic Lock Combinations. Almost anyone can get their own, so DON'T GIVE YOUR COMBINATION TO ANYONE ELSE.
Never remove any equipment from an E.E. lab without first checking with the EE Shop. We have had many problems with stolen equipment (more on this in a moment), and equipment that vanishes without notice has to be considered stolen. If we cannot locate it, the electronic lock logs for the time in question are given to the police investigator. If there is any equipment you need, or you want to relocate some of it, just talk to the Shop first and we will do our best to help you out.
Keep the labs neat. Electronic prototyping and computer work tend to generate big messes (just peek in the Shop sometime!) but when you are done for the day, please straighten things up for the next person who will need to use the equipment.
The security equipment - electronic locks, cable bike locks, cameras - are a big annoyance, but result from many expensive thefts of computers and test equipment.
Don't block the doors open unless an instructor is present. Some thefts may have been by non-students roaming the building after hours. If your combination isn't working, contact us at once so we can figure out why and fix it.
Report any attempts to remove or damage equipment. People doing so may not be students, and they are stealing stuff you and your classmates need.