The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) is making a fundamental change in the way we teach engineering concepts to students. We're innovating teaching and learning by energizing the curriculum with exciting, hands-on platforms for learning.® Our aim is to put the fun and excitement into EECS and thus retain and inspire interest among students in engineering. Unique to Oregon State and seed-funded by Tektronix, this program helps students understand how class content is interconnected. It also gives them hands on experience in applying theoretical concepts to their robots, turning theories into realities.
- 3D Printer :
The 3D Printer gives the ability of making plastic prototypes from a 3D designed model. These 3D models could be as large as 10" deep x 10" wide x 12" tall. The format which our 3D printer uses is "STL" which stands for: STereoLithography.
- Laser Cutter :
The laser cutter helps with cutting sheets of wood, plastic, and cardboard. You can export a .DXF file of your model from most CAD software (SolidWorks is available to OSU students for free). Currently we can only accept .DXF files that have been exported in mm.
- PCB(NA) :
Students at OSU can create their own PCB prototypes. How ever this link will redirect you to another department for the job.