Specialized Facilities

The eHub is a dedicated assisting ECE space to prototype during your project courses and research activities.
The space is equipped with machines, tools and materials that can be used to deliver tangible ideas in a quickly manner.
Users must pass safety training to be able to use the facilities.


Other than MCLD 1016 main area, the spaces that compound the eHub are:

The Electronic Fabrication Lab is a state-of-the-art facility that provides students with the opportunity to design, build, and test electronic circuits and devices.
The lab is equipped with a variety of tools and equipment, including soldering irons, multimeters, and oscilloscopes.

The space hosts digital manufacturing in the context of additive manufacturing which is a process of making three-dimensional solid objects from a digital file. The printer reads the data from the file and lays down successive layers of material until the object is created. This process is one of the most popular ones of rapid prototyping technologies.

The LAS3R area is a dedicated cutting space which host a technology that uses a laser machine to cut materials, and is typically used for industrial manufacturing applications such as signage.
Laser cutting works by directing the output of a high-power laser at the material to be cut. The material is melted or burned away by the laser, leaving a clean edge. Laser cutting is a very precise process and can be used to cut very intricate shapes. It is also a very fast process, which makes it ideal for mass production. Laser cutting is a non-contact process, which means there is no force or contact between the laser and the material, which makes it ideal for delicate materials.

The Machine Shop is a facility that is overseen by the Technical Services Manager and the Machinist.
The Machine Shop features a wide range of self-serve (once you have the necessary training) and machinist aided resources for you to use.

Hours of Operations: Monday - Friday (9:00-12:00 AM - 1:00-5:00 PM)

*NOTE: Mondays are closed to undergraduates and subject to change.