What's ECE5 all about?
This freshman class aims at exposing freshmen students to the different sub-fields within Electric and Computer Engineering through a weekly laboratory based on projects that are executed using the Arduino environment. The class culminates in an end-of-quarter poster session and project demonstration.
The course is organized as follows: In the initial 4-5 weeks, students are introduced to key concepts, devices, and techniques through the prototyping and testing of basic electronic circuits. In the following 4-5 weeks, students design, build, and test an electronic circuit of their choosing. This independent project is intended to be a creative outlet for students to experiment with core areas of Electrical Engineering. The student’s projects are presented to the instructors and their peers in the last week of classes in a “science fair” event.
This website shows several projects executed by UCSB freshman students enrolled in ECE 5. The video to the left shows the 2017 "LED Cube" project by Boning Dong, Ran Mo and Emma Gau. You can read more about it in the poster section below.