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PCB Lecture Resource Links

Here is the link for the PCB lecture today:
Video recordings will be posted later tonight!


Its that time of year again.  We are gathering together to reflect on the IEEE Student Branch’s accomplishments for the year and pass the torch to a new executive.  We’ve had a rip-roaring year with the MLRC and MARS both seeing substantial growth.  Things are a-changing with MPG as we continue to get more and more students asking for microcontroller knowledge.    The UBCO Robotics club has exploded in popularity and it has taken the MLRC with it.  We have seen the learning centre bursting at the seams on a daily basis for much of this semester.

We have a strong line-up of students ready to take charge of the IEEE Student Branch next year.  Stop by EME Zero Foyer today 2:00 – 3:30PM, Wednesday March 27 to review the year and elect our new executive.  Pizza and refreshments will be served after the elections.  The meeting agenda is posted here for your review.


Big Data, the Cloud, and Smart Mobile – Guest Speaker

IEEE Okanagan Subsection is happy to present Mr. David Mayes to give a presentation titled:

“Big Data, the Cloud, and Smart Mobile: Big Deal or Not?”

February 6, 2013 5pm-6pm in EME 1151.

All are welcome. Pizza and drink will be served after the seminar. If you have any questions regarding this seminar, please contact us.


David Mayes – Big Data, the Cloud, and Smart Mobile: Big Deal or Not? – talk Abstract

Back in Business

After a rough couple of weeks we are back in business.  The MLRC has a shiny new shelving system (say that 34 times fast) thanks to the incredibly talented crew in UBCO Facilities.  If you see a facilites employee working on something, take a second to thank them for helping us out because they really did.

Or acquisitions crew spent this week searching high and low for the right shelves and brackets to match the EME Lab wing.  Wouldn’t want our little MLRC to have millwork envy of the labs down the hall.  After scouring every hardware wholesaler in Kelowna the goldilocks shelf-support was found at Wesco.  Another day’s search turned up the maker of the shelves themselves to be Cranbrook Interior Woodwork (thankyou Stuart Olson Dominion for that lead).

Even though we’re still finding spots for everything the lab is considerably more useful than it was last week.   Hope to see you all there next week for…

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McNaughton Learning Resource Centre: Open House

Class projects can really drag when you have to wait for parts in the mail.  Our shipping will knock the socks off anything from China, any day.  You just can’t beat a walk down the hall for those last minute pull-up resistors or the odd LM741 OpAmp.  Need more than parts?  We know how frustrating it can be trying to make that mechanism a reality without the proper tools.  We have the tools, which means you have the tools.

Stop by the MLRC: EME2245  this Wednesday, January 16 for an open house.  We will have the room set up so you can see all the tools and parts that are available to you.  MLRC staff will be on hand to answer questions and show you around your lab away from home.


The MLRC is looking a bit war-torn at the moment.  We are in the process of having some new shelves installed which will allow us to fit a fourth workstation in the room.  We don’t have an exact date when the work will be finished yet and we appreciate your patience.

The room is still open and you are welcome to use it for your projects.  Please try and keep the desks clear when you leave, and put away anything that might suffer if coated with drywall dust.  Just a quick note, that picture is definitely not our MLRC.  There aren’t nearly enough boxes and chairs.

Fun with Interdisciplinary Nanoscience

IEEE Okanagan Subsection presents Dr. Mathew B. Johnson from The University of Oklahoma for a talk entitled:

“Fun with Interdisciplinary Nanoscience”

11:30am-12:30pm, November 28, 2012

EME 1203, UBC Okanagan campus

Map to the EME Building


More information after the break.

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Foundation Skills in Matlab

Introduction to Matlab with Dr. Thomas JohnsonFoundation Skills in Matlab with Dr. Thomas Johnson

Place: EME 2205 Computer Lab

Time: 4:30 PM, Tuesday November 6


Its that time again.  The midterms have midtermed, and all those labs and projects are starting to get real.  What better time to pick up some fundamental skills in the eminently useful Matlab!

This year’s Matlab seminar will be hosted by Dr. Thomas Johnson.  He will provide an essential skills introduction to the Matlab environment which you will be required to use in many of your courses.  This seminar has a history of being packed, so please bring your laptops with Matlab installed just in case there aren’t enough computers.

Introduction to Stargazing

The Messier Astronomy Recreational Society presents a guest speaker from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.  This short presentation will open your eyes to the wondrous world above our heads.  Whatever your reason, if you’re interested in the stars this talk has something for you.

Monday October 22, 2012 in ART110

Intro to Stargazing Poster


The MLRC is proud to present, Capacitors!

EME2245 Tuesday October 23, 5:00 – 5:30 PM

Stop by EME 2245 on Tuesday October 23 for a quick 30 minute jaunt in the lab.  Curious about capacitors?  Ever thought a capacitor and a battery were pretty much the same thing, but couldn’t quite figure out why?  Ever opened up an appliance and wondered, “what can I use all those colourful caps for?”  All this and more, next tuesday.