CPEN 211

Introduction to Microcomputers
Instructor: Tor Aamodt
Lab Location: Room 112
Engineering Services Contact: Tihomir Tunchev

IMPORTANT UPDATE (18-Sep-2017):

RP Electronics is completely sold out of the ECE Second year Tools and Parts Kits. More Kits can be purchased now directly from the ECE Department.
Buyers will have to make a payment of $125.00 (exact cash amount, credit/debit cards not accepted) in the Main Office K5500 and with the receipt they can obtain their Kits from the ECE Stores:

ECE Stores contact info:
Ricardo Pierre - Storekeeper
rpierre@ece.ubc.ca
604-822-4321
MCLD 112B

 

ECE 2nd YEAR TOOLS AND PARTS KIT:

This year, all incoming second year students (both ELEC and CPEN) are required to purchase a standard/common individual 'ECE second-year Tools and Parts Kit' necessary for the following project courses: CPEN211, ELEC201, ELEC/CPEN291, ELEC292, ELEC391, and Capstone.

For CPEN211 you need this kit in addition to a DE1-SoC.
If you are taking ELEC201 this term or the next, you will only need this Kit.
For other subsequent project courses you may be required to purchase specialized additional component Kits.

The contents of the Kit have been carefully optimized to match course requirements and reduce cost to students and therefore no substitutions will be accepted.

Kits are available for purchase from RP Electronics starting Aug 21 2017

You can order this Kit online from RP Electronics at:  http://www.rpelectronics.com/eleccpen-2017.html
NOTE: To identify yourself as a valid UBC ECE student, enter ELEC.CPEN in the PO# field.

You can pick-up your order in store at the following location: http://www.rpelectronics.com/Common/System/ContactUs.aspx

Alternatively, you can request home delivery at a flat shipping fee of $9.00.  You can group several student orders to share the shipping cost.

For order enquiries you can contact Tyson Hayes at: info@rpelectronics.com

 

For those of you retaking CPEN211 and having purchased last year's version of the ELEC201 Kit you do not need to buy the kit described above, instead a set of components required for the first experiment of CPEN211 will be handed out to you by the Lab TAs.

 

For a full list of KIT contents [CLICK HERE]

HOW TO CONNECT:

The wires of the battery clip are stranded (bundle of many thin wires), but the tip is tinned (covered with solder)

To connect the clip to the breadboard carefully insert the tinned ends in the breadboard as shown on the picture.

DO NOT CUT AND PEEL THE WIRES:

If you cut and peel the wires you will end with stranded loose wires almost impossible to fit in the breadboard.

You will then have to either:
1) use a soldering iron to tin the ends, or
2) exchange your clip for a new one at room MCLD315.