Hardware Resources

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 TBD: improve structure of this page: describe tools / components, add information where components can be found (room/cabinet/bin), terms of useetc.


Available hardware for project work

Tools & Toys

  • Two WhitBox-2 3D-printers
  • Cheap Chinese40W Laser Cutter
  • Drill Press
  • Grinding Machine
  • PCB etching station
  • Accu Driller
  • Files, Screwdrivers, Rivet-Pliers, ...
  • Material: Screws, Wood and Acrylic, PLA/ABS for printing, ....

Microcontroller Platforms

Sensors

  • Inertial measurement units (e.g. 9 DOF- Razor IMU)
  • Eye- and gazetracking units: Tobii EyeX, Eyetribe
  • Infrared / Ultrasonic proximity sensors
  • Force sensors / FSR
  • Pressure sensors
  • Humidity / light intensity sensors
  • Flex senors
  • Hall sensors
  • Infrared demodulators (TSOP)

Actuators

  • diverse Arduino Shields (Bluetooth, Motor-, Servo-, GPS-, Display- , MP3 Audio, SD-Card,.... )
  • Stepper motors
  • DC-motors
  • Model / race car - servos
  • Pneumatic-valves and cylinders (2 Stk.)

Medical sensors / bioelectric signal measurement

  • various biosignal amplifier units (6-channel Modular EEG, 2-channel SMT EEG, Neurobit Optima 4, Emotiv Epoc, TrueSense Exploration Kit) for measuring EMG, EKG, EOG, EEG
  • adhesive surface elecrodes, EEG-caps and electrodes, contact gel, ...
  • Photoplethysmography / Pulse sensors

Electronic Toys

  • ArDrone 2.0 WiFi enabled drone
  • RC model race car / helicopter
  • Robosapien IR-controlled robot
  • PlayStation3 with HID emulation unit for alternativ gaming intterfaces

Components

  • Voltage regulators
  • Operational / Instrumentation amplifiers
  • logic IC's
  • adapters / converter IC's / bus transceivers
  • transistors and power MOSFETs
  • ultrasound and infrared emitters / receivers
  • prototyping boards, wires and cables
  • various connectors
  • passive components (resistors, capacitors, inductors)

Soldering equipment

  • Soldering irons with automatic shutdown (thermal protection)
  • pliers, pinchers, desoldering tools, hot air gun, desolder wick
  • magnifier glass
  • SMT soldering oven

 TBD: extend / improve this list