B.Eng (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and a PGCE (for adults) - Portsmouth University. Decades of electronic product design. Mainly consumer electronics, Digital TV, set top boxes, optical recorders (complex mechatronics, and digital signalling) and semiconductor development.
I was the sole electronics hardware engineer for a small company which sold hundreds of thousands of product to consumers (and very few came back!). I have also done the occasional bit of teaching, mostly electronics or general engineering.
I can help on:
Making electronic things. From an idea to production to certification to mass production.
Providing inductions to the labs, including soldering, using the laser cutter/ 3D printers/ reflow oven/ tensile tester. We have carousels of components. If you need passive components, transistors, Op-AMPs, wires, connectors and simple sensors we have a free issue stock –for the Bio-Eng Dept. We also have supplies of more expensive components (instrumentation amplifiers, dev kits, programmers, modules / shields motors etc.). We can lend these out, so that you can order later and make good our stock.
Help getting started with electronics CAD- typically OrCAD or Altium, but also Eagle and KiCAD. Happy to review designs, given suggestions for improvement.
Use of microprocessors –Arduino / Rasp Pi/ embedded PCs, including code development.
Help and advice (and to a certain extent loan of) electronic measuring equipment (oscilloscope, signal generators, power supplies, logic analysers, network analysers).
Advice on electrical safety:
- PAT testing of equipment in the labs.
- Safety review of work involving electricity in the lab.
- If you are designing some equipment – a chat about electrical safety first may save lots of problems later
Undergraduate teaching/ projects. The labs in RSM are primarily undergraduate teaching labs. We deliver classes in electronics and other things that can usefully fit in them.
Fix complex electronic things. If something is not working we are happy to look at- often a broken cable, connector etc.