Prototyping Lab Capabilities

Cuyamaca College Prototyping and Invention Laboratory - Capabilities

 

Physical Prototyping

 

Rapid Prototyping

  • Alibre 3D solid modeling software
  • SolidWorks 3D solid modeling software
  • Makerbot Thing-o-matic 3D printer
  • Full Spectrum Laser Cutter - 40W C02 laser (9" x 14" working area)

 

Plastics and Metal Investment Casting Facility

  • Silicone and plaster-of-paris mold making
  • Vacuum system, including bell jar
  • Urethane plastic resin molding
  • Wax injector
  • 2000 degree F kiln - Skutt Firebox 8
  • Size 1 Graphite crucible

 

Other Plastic Forming

  • Vacuum former - 9 inch by 9 inch

 

Machine Tools and General Materials Processing

  • Drill press
  • Lathe - 24 inch Sherline Model 4400
  • Mill - Sherline Model 5420
  • Vertical/horizontal bandsaw
  • 6-inch bench grinder
  • Welder - Lincoln Electric 35-88A
  • Assorted hand tools

 

Electronic Prototyping

 

Microcontroller-based prototyping

  • PIC, programmable in
    • - PICBasic
    • - Assembly
    • - C
  • Arduino
  • Basic Stamp

 

CPLD and FPGA prototyping

  • Digilent Basys prototyping boards
  • Digilent XCRP prototyping boards

 

Robotics

  • Parallax Boebots
  • Parallax Toddlers
  • Geared DC motors
  • Stepper motors
  • BEAM technology robots

 

Circuit board fabrication facility

  • 2-layer boards only

 

Test equipment

  • Oscilloscopes
  • Signal generators
  • Multi-meters
  • Power supplies


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