The UBC EngPhys Project Lab is home to open-ended projects in prototyping and design for students in the UBC Engineering Physics program.
We can give access to students to a variety of prototyping tools waterjet cutters, 3D printers, laser cutters, microcontroller programming with Arduino boards and our own in-house TINAH boards among other tools, and can arrange access to the Physics and Astronomy Student Machine Shop.
ENPH 253 Intro to Instrument Design
Our Intro to Prototyping course exclusively for 2nd year Engineering Physics. Every summer, students gain access to the widest variety of fabrication tools to design and fabricate a fully autonomous robot. Past competitions have included one-on-one hockey, volleyball, search-and-rescue, and wall-climbing robots.
Small groups of students with academic interests in electronics, mechanics and computer science work together on a broad spectrum of projects. The objective is to present the students with “real world” problems where the solution is influenced by constraints such as time, money, basic knowledge, and manpower as well as the complex requirements of society. Students will learn how to judge what factors are important and how to get the best answers with limited resources.
Interested in sponsoring a project? Students will work on a variety of projects involving physics, engineering, electronics, mechanical prototyping, and software development. Read more about how to sponsor a project with our students.
Jon Nakane | jnakane “at” physics.ubc.ca | 604.822.2110 | Hennings 115
Bernhard Zender | bzender “at” physics.ubc.ca | 604.822.2961 | Hennings 115