Lab Resources

  • Machine Shop 
    • For cutting metal and welding setup stop by the machine shop and talk to Tom Chalfant or Ian Richardson. Make sure to bring a CAD or at least a hands sketch to your meetings.

  • Design Studio
    • For questions regarding the use of the Design Studio, Lasercamms, or 3D printing you can contact Chris Cassidy at ccassidy@ucsd.edu or in room 315.
    • If you have completed MAE 3, you can use the Lasercamn and drills in the Design Studio. 
    • If you are a bit rusty in using the tools in the Design Studio or have not taken MAE3, then please see Chris for guidance.
    • There is acrylic available to each group for cutting on the Lasercamm. See Chris for the acrylic request form.
    • Rapid Prototyping Resource Center
      • Technical specification for the printers and their material are listed on the Rapid Prototyping Resource  Center web page.
      • High end 3D printers are available for MAE156B students. See Chris to make an arrangement for printing.
      • Each team will receive $100 in free printing material and then use their project budget for more.
      • Files need to be saved in a STL file format and brought in on an USB
      • For the first print two team members will have to come in. More are welcomed and encouraged.
      • The complete print cycle usually takes 24 hours. More if there are other jobs ahead of you. Lines can get very long during 9 and 10 week.
      • There will be two MakerBots in room 312 for general MAE156B 3D printing. MAE156B can print on the MakketBots in the Design but the MAE3 students will have priority.

  • Electronics Shop
    • If you would like guidance on microprocessors, sensors, Printed Circuit Board, or other electronic, controls and mechatronics issues, please setup an appointment with Steve Roberts, s3roberts@eng.ucsd.edu, EBU2-328.

  • Component Room/ Data Acquisition Systems 
    • Over the years we have accumulated left over components and have a wide range of items that may be helpful for quickly testing an idea out from different size motors and gears to electrical components. We also have a wide range of data acquisition systems for students to use. Contact Greg Specht gspecht@eng.ucsd.edu EBU 2 337 for help with any of these things. 
  • EnVision Arts and Engineering Maker Studio
    • Envision has 3D printers, a Laser Cutter, Soldering stations, and Oscilloscopes. Students need to complete the online training before they can use the space.