IEEE at University of California Irvine
IEEE at UC Irvine is a student organization dedicated to providing students opportunities to gain hands-on experience with projects in preparation for the real-world. Through our organization, students will be able to explore the field of engineering and hone new skills that are fundamental to developing state-of-the-art technology. We are dedicated to helping students become the successful engineers they envision themselves to be so that they can advance technology for humanity in their own passion.
Our lab room located at ICS 225 should be back open in the Fall as a place to study, hang out, and work on projects. Until then, hang out with us on our Discord Server instead! The IEEE UCI Discord serves as the hub of all of our activities, including study help, career advice, workshops, socials and more. Join us on Discord and subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date with our club and join in on the activities.
Open Project Space
OPS is a year long program where students get to build 7 projects in embedded programming and circuit design + 1 capstone project. Each project will be preceded by a lecture giving technical background on subjects pertaining to the upcoming project. Each student is required to pay a deposit to receive a kit with all of the parts need for all 8 projects. Upon successful completion of the program, your deposit is completely refunded and you get to keep all the parts!
This program is specifically targeted towards students who have little to no experience with electrical engineering and aims to teach students the fundamentals of working with electronics.
Gain Hands On Experience
There are 8 total projects throughout the year that you will be working on which include working with MCUs(Arduino Nano) and other electronic components! Each project is supplemented by a mini lecture to explain the underlying fundamental concepts.
Thank you to all our participants in our Pilot OPS program 2020! We’ve shared some notable videos of each of the four projects here:
Project 4: Red Light, Green Light
Project 3: Distance Sensor
Project 2: Ipoduino
Project 1: Potentiometer
(From IEEE UCLA)
What is micromouse?
Micromouse is a robotics competition hosted by IEEE in which students design, develop, and program a robotic mouse to autonomously navigate a maze. While it sounds like an easy task, it will require your minds to perform at an extraordinary level as you start to apply the knowledge you acquire from coursework to the real test!
Who are we?
We are a club that is geared towards promoting IEEE's Micromouse Competition and helping it grow at UCI. We will be having weekly meetings and build sessions to help students in groups of 1-5, build a micromouse. Our goal is to reach out to engineering and computer science students to teach them about the competition and design process, with the eventual hope of building the foundation for a successful Micromouse program here at UCI.
Why should you join?
Micromouse is a project that gives engineers and computer scientists the hands-on experience they truly need! This project will teach you a great deal about electronics, circuit design, PCB design, and Arduino programming, which can set you apart from others professionally.
Project Timeline (2018-2019)
We finally got our arcade machine in! The cabinet is in rough shape and it will need some work but it’s definitely in working condition. We got to play around with the original game before saying goodbye to it.
We opened up the cabinet to look at everything inside… We have our work cut out for us. First thing we need to do is take out all the controls and the monitor.
The cabinet is almost fully cleaned out. This week we finished taking out the monitor. This was pretty tricky. We had to make sure that we discharged the cathode ray tube and that we didn’t crack the monitor as we took it out. Safety is always first!!
Now comes the boring stuff. We’re searching around for the parts that we will need: 2 joysticks and whole lot of buttons! When we get those in, we’ll start putting things together. We’ll be putting in a computer unit, monitor, speakers and lighting. The really fun part will come when we start writing the front-end software.