PHYS 063. Procedures in Experimental Physics
This course will introduce students to design and fabrication techniques useful in scientific research. Students will design circuit boards using Autodesk Eagle and design parts in Autodesk Fusion 360 for fabrication. After designing and creating custom circuit boards, students will practice soldering and assembly techniques to construct projects using 3D printed parts.
The course will be taught using a flexible structure. Instructional videos will be available to teach techniques and software. Parts will be supplied through campus mail and students will be able to work on both design and fabrication on their own schedule. Shop hours will be posted as possible for troubleshooting or any other help students would like. Help will also be available over zoom particularly for the design elements of the course.
This is a 0.5-credit course open only to majors in physics, astrophysics, or astronomy.
Fall 2021. Jacobs and Palmer.
Fall 2022. Jacobs and Palmer.
Fall 2023. Jacobs and Palmer.
Catalog chapter: Physics and Astronomy
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/physics-astronomy
Check the Spring 2021 Schedule of Courses
Check the Fall 2021 Schedule of Courses