Stocks most general passive, active and some special purpose
electronic parts. Hardware, such as, nuts, bolts, screws, switches,
fuses, circuit boards, connectors, etc. plus other specialized hardware.
Materials, such as, wood, plastics( acrylic, nylon, pvc, etc,), metal
( mostly aluminum, some steel, copper and brass). For more detailed
information check our online database *.
Electronic Equipment : ( Primary contact: Pat )
The department stocks a small quantity of specialized
equipment beyond what is available in the Projects Lab areas.
The equipment is loaned out on a first come, first serve basis. For
more detailed information check our online database*.
Machine Shop/Tools : ( Primary contacts : Pat, Tom )
The following machines and mechanical equipment are
available (single quantity unless otherwise noted) in AK-112 for use
during regular shop hours. Bridgeport, two Lathes, Drill Press,
Grinder, Cut-Off saw, Band saw, Metal bender, Shear, Arbor press
and a multitude of electrical and mechanical hand tools that would
support the fabrication of most projects. Please let us know your
needs so it can be determined what would best address those needs.
If you need to use equipment that you are not familiar with you will
be shown how to use it. This includes soldering/ desoldering and
The ECE department supports Ulti-Board layout software by
Electronics Workbench. This is a universal layout package that works
with MultiSim and should be able to service all your needs. If you
want learn how to use this software, see Pat. This package presently
has a 5 seat license. Presently it is on the 19” screen Dell’s, one in
AK-111 and one in AK-120C.
Simulation/Electronic Capture software:
The ECE department supports MultiSim 8 simulation/capture
Software by Electronics Workbench. This is an integrated analog/
digital simulation package that uses industry standard U. Berkley
Spice 3F5 as it’s model simulation engine. The department uses the
educational version which has all the features of the more expensive
commercial version. This package presently has a 50 seat license.
This is on all PC ‘s and also available through “Remote Desktop”
In Window’s XP.
For project bench space, project lockers/storage and vendor/
data catalogs see Pat or Tom.
* To find the shop database, go to, www.ece.wpi.edu , click
on Resources, then Lab Services, Log in(username, password), then
Shop DB. Then you may select from Parts Inventory, Equipment,
Benches and Manuals. The easiest way to get information on a
particular part is to go online since most vendors and manufacturers
have web sites will either have that information or links to what you
www.jdr.com, www.jameco.com, www.digikey.com,
maybe found under Resources and Course Materials.
other useful material.
Work study jobs are generally available in our shop as the
need arises, see Pat. If you have any questions or need our services,
feel free to e-mail us or stop by anytime.