AND ASTRONOMY ELECTRONICS SHOP
sets up the various teaching labs ongoing during the academic
year. It maintains the lab
experimental equipment and designs and builds new instruments. It
provides support for faculty research.
In addition, the shop provides design and repair services for the
entire college as needed.
The electronics shop provides guidance and support to the Carleton Robotics Club.
The Robotics Club is
a student organization that provides space and resources for those
robotics. It has competed
in the Trinity College Fire Fighting competition twice with
success. Other projects include a 5-legged
and a sophisticated research robot.
The electronics shop has a well stocked inventory of electronic
components and test equipment. Services provided
include electronic design and fabrication, machining, and equipment
repair. The microcontroller of choice is the
Microchip PIC series.
The electronics shop maintains the Carleton Weather Station
the roof of Olin Hall. It also upgrades and
enhances weather data gathering instrumentation.
STUDENT PROJECT POSSIBILITIES:
The Carleton Weather Station is in the process of upgrading and
expanding its weather gathering and atmospheric
science instrumentation. The weather instruments are to be
removed from the roof, a less than ideal location for them,
and be located instead on a weather mast at the recommended standard
heights for the various sensors. The roof of
Olin Hall will be populated with various atmospheric science sensors
including magnetometers, radiometers, sun photometers,
radiation detectors, lightning detectors, and a sky camera and
temperature sensor. An additional instrument will
be located elsewhere and will listen to infrasound.
Student projects could involve the development of the instruments and
the application of its data to science courses.
CARLETON ROBOTICS CLUB
NORTHFIELD DAYCARE CENTER