LEaRN The Lafayette Engagement and Research Network

2017-08-11 LEaRN Sensor Fabrication

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SubjectSensor Fabrication
Project NameLEaRN
Meeting DateAug 11, 2017
Dial-in Info 
Time / LocationRoom 1N-09, CGI



Nicolette Darjean (LPSS)
Lynette Gossen Blackmen (LPSS)
Michael Dunaway (UL)
Zeke Davy (zjdavy@lpssonline.com; LPSS)

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LEaRN Project Overview
  • Origin
  • Goals
  • Partnerships
  • Timeline
 Sensor Fabrication 
  • STEM Students
    • High School students already design their own circuit boards, do soldering, even advanced soldering
    • Middle School students may be involved as well
    • Robotics teams design entire system
    • Can do C programming
    • Students good at system integration
    • This project could give their next generation of students experience
    • Video production students at STEM may want to make videos to document the fabrication process
    • Possibility of doing a Nepris presentation
  • Timeline
    • Nicolette's classes have flexibility
    • Target mid-October at latest to begin fabrication
  • Logistics
    • Start with a few units for fabrication
      • Check the work to see what needs improving
    • First contact point
      • Bring examples of built units
        • To show students the quality expected
        • Take apart, show how they go together
      • Build a few with the students
    • Then let students build an initial batch
      • Inspect quality of work, give feedback
      • ~4 hours per week of contact time, sometimes interruptions
      • October to November open in their schedule
    • Then let students build the rest
    • Label sensors so that the students feel sense of ownership and pride in their work
    • Questions
      • What size soldering irons are needed?
      • Types of screw drivers
  • When installing sensors near the school (Willow and Teurlings) allow students to watch
 Schedule Next Meeting? Friday Sept. 8th at 3:00, WebEx



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