Tech Studio and Electronics Lab
Our tech lab provides you with the equipment needed to test designs and create small circuits or programming to aid final prototypes and designs.
There are 10 workstations set out with test equipment and tool such as power supplys, multi-meters, signal generators, soldering irons and breadboards.
These are used for taught classes for BSc and MSc Product Design and open access for other cohorts and project work.
Other items, such as oscilloscopes and various electronics measurement equipment, are available as needed.
All BSc Product Design students get tuition in basic Arduino programming with the opportunity to do more advanced programs if projects require.
Also available are BBC Micro:bit boards and Raspberry Pi boards with programming help for projects.
Circuit board testing
We have an LPKF E33 PCB prototyping machine to manufacture printed circuit boards for projects, research and labs.
With the BBC Micro:bit we have robotics motor control boards and various types of motor, wheels, etc. for simple robotic and moving products.
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3D Printing Studio
In our 3D Printing facility, you'll be able to produce models on CAD stations and then send it to print for it to be manufactured.
Creative Digital Architecture and Construction Lab
This specialist lab is a space you may use in your final year, postgraduate and research levels if you're interested in more advanced digital technologies and are pursuing that in your project work.
You'll be able to develop your projects in this well-equipped space, facilitated with expert supervision from our workshop technicians. In here you'll find bansaws, sanders, 2D and 3D hot-wire cutting and vacuum forming machinery, milling machines, lathes and drills.
Our CAD tuition will take you from the basics to advanced level. You'll work with a range of programmes, including Solidworks which enables you to model designs in 3D space and output them through animations, rapid prototyping or through our manufacturing machine workshops.