Spring 2017

April 03, 2017

Announcements moved to Piazza!

ECE 110 has decided to post all announcements on the Piazza site instead of here. This will allow us to reduce time and confusion involved in multiple postings. Please make sure you join the Piazza group and set up your preferences for emails. Thanks!

April 03, 2017

Explore More! Special Sessions

EVERY Tuesday until the end of the semester there will be a special session that meets in the ECE 110 lab ECEB 1001 at 7PM. We will go over topics of interest to help you through the final design stage.

This week's (TOMORROW) session will walk you through the modules that teach you to use the Arduino effectively in a design. Come and join us and complete 3 modules.

PREPERATION: Bring your kit!! Build the circuits used in the modules on your breadboard!! Bring your laptop if you can!!

Til tomorrow...

March 09, 2017

Engineering Open House

Friday labs will meet, as usual, on March 10 despite EOH activities. We encourage you to investigate EOH on your own time...some of our course aides will even be giving tours! If you have other engineering course lectures/labs, you should check to see if they are still in session...some may be cancelled.

February 24, 2017

Friday Fun!

I plan to hold a Friday Workshop at 10am tomorrow, Friday 2/24. We can discuss polarity assignments (standard reference system) and I'll hand out a problem set to work on. -Schmitz

Homework 6 is posted by Friday morning.

HackIllinois is going on in ECEB this weekend. Stop by to see the action!

February 16, 2017

Exam 1 Info

You must sign up for a time slot to the take the ECE110 Exam 1 at the CBTF. See the Exams link on the webpage for more information.

Material through IV Characteristics (Lecture 8, slide 86) and through Homework#4 is covered on Exam 1. You can expect an exam problem similar to the IV problem in Homework 4 (Find I=mV+b).

No Friday Workshops on 2/17

We have no Friday Workshops planned during this midterm period. 1002 ECEB is, however, still resevered between 10 and 10:50am. If you want a quite place to test your exam-taking strategy, you might want to come, generate a new Practice Exam 1 instance, and see how well you do in a 50-minute period!

Practice Exam

Your best Practice Exam score will be counted as points (properly scaled) towards points missed on previous problems in the weekly homework. While you are encouraged to complete one or more practice exams NOW, the deadline for using the Practice Exam score for homework points is 11:59:59pm on Tuesday, February 28.

February 14, 2017

HKN-hosted ECE110 Review Session

The HKN ECE 110 Exam 1 Review Session will take place this Saturday, 2/18, in ECEB 1002 (Grainger Auditorium) from 3-5pm. Please advertise this to your students in lecture and through any other means.

February 10, 2017

Friday Workshop (2/10, two sessions 9am in 2017 ECEB and 2pm in 1015 ECEB...Problem Solving to-date

Plan to work through a handout. After submitting i>clicker responses, the instructor will provide one or more "expert" approaches to the problems. It is a great way to build your exam-taking skills and learn to view problems from different perspectives!

February 03, 2017

LAB Explore More! SESSIONS

Two sessions a week will be held in ECEB 1005 - the small room that you start in before lab.

Times: Monday 10am - 12pm and Tuesday 1-3pm.

Topics: We will start the session by discussing the lab and two of the suggested modules. There will be time devoted to two components intended as an introduction to characterizing the devices and reading datasheets. For at least an hour there will be a tutorial - this week will be an introduction to the Arduino.

Bring a laptop and your kit so that you can work along during the tutorial. Join us in fun and learning in a relaxed atmosphere.

February 03, 2017

Friday Workshop (2/3, two sessions 10am and 3pm in 1002 ECEB)...Problem Solving to-date

Come to 1002 ECEB at 10am and/or 3pm to work through a handout. After submitting i>clicker responses, the instructor will provide one or more "expert" approaches to the problems. It is a great way to build your exam-taking skills and learn to view problems from different perspectives!
Did you miss "What's in the ECE110 Electronics Kit?" Did you know last week's session was recorded? Go to Lectures on the course website to find the 10am video.

February 03, 2017

Homework 3 now posted in PrairieLearn!

See the Homework tab for the homework link and the new "rules" for getting full credit in PrairieLearn homework assignments!

January 26, 2017

Friday Workshop (1/27)...What's in the ECE110 Electronics Kit?

Come to 1002 ECEB at 10am on Friday to talk with Prof. Schmitz while he opens the kit and explores the many devices within. Find motivation for future modules and ideas for your final project by realizing the wealth of sensors and other components provided in your kit!

January 18, 2017

Lab Manuals at UIB!

Lab manuals are available at IUB bookstore now with some lecture manuals available by Thursday, Jan. 19.

January 18, 2017


The ECE 110 lab sections ARE meeting this week. Because many students were confused about whether or not that was true, especially those student in the Monday and Tuesday labs, an opportunity to make-up the lab material will be given. We will let you know the plan during next week's labs.

January 12, 2017

Welcome to ECE 110 Spring 2017

This site will provide important information about ECE 110 for this semester. Attend lectures and laboratories. Lecture 1 meets on Wednesday, January 18. Lab 1 meets January 17-23. The first "Tuesday" lab is January 17. The first "Monday" lab will be January 23. Please be aware that most sections are full and the demand for this course is high, so do not accidentally drop your section unless you simultaneously pick up another! See you in class!