Electrical Engineering News
Thanks to everyone for a successful eWeek 2015!
Thank you to everyone who visited the World of Electrical Engineering during eWeek at the University of South Carolina. We enjoyed interacting with future engineers of all ages from surrounding K-12 schools. We demonstrated object sensing using ultrasonic sensors and tested your knowledge with our colorful LED rainbow. We demonstrated how a wireless power transfer worked. We lit up imaginations (and lightbulbs) with our hand crank direct current generator, and watched a capacitor charged car travel through the room. We constructed the world’s simplest motor, and demonstrated series and parallel circuits. A simple conductivity test resulted in bubbles filling the air, and our xylophone drew quite the crowd by making music from a computer program. Last but not least, our autonomous car made its way around the demo track, sparking interest in many future engineers!
Many thanks to the volunteers who spent their Saturday morning making a positive impact on our future engineers!
Pictures in order:
(a) ultrasonic sensor (b) object sensing (c) hand crank DC generator and capacitor charged car
(d) hand crank DC generator in use (e) parallel and series circuits (f) electromagnetism test
(g) LED cube snake (h) automated xylophone (i) autonomous car.
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