Talk: High-Speed PCB Design (with guest speaker from maxon motor ag)
May
16
5:30 PM17:30

Talk: High-Speed PCB Design (with guest speaker from maxon motor ag)

Image: CC BY  Dave Jones  from the EEVBlog

Image: CC BY Dave Jones from the EEVBlog

PCB Layout is an art for itself. Only years of experience will teach you all the small tricks and things to remember to get your electronics board working correctly. Many applications will work even with poor layout design, but when there are more high-speed signals on your PCB, suddenly dozens of criteria will make or break your circuit. Trace lenghts, parasitic capacitance, crosstalk, ground paths - just to name a few.

For this talk, we have the pleasure to host someone with many years of experience in this field!

Invited speaker: Max Erick Busse-Grawitz, Technology Transfer Manager at maxon motor.

He will share the most common pitfalls and things to pay attention to, as soon as you go beyond some simple I2C communication. This is for great interest to anyone who has basic PCB design knowledge and wants to go further.

The talk is followed by a Q&A session with Apéro where you can ask more specific questions.

Registration optional (to get an email reminder)


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DFAB103: Impression 3D pour les Nuls
May
28
7:00 PM19:00

DFAB103: Impression 3D pour les Nuls

Prends ton laptop!! (Win/Mac/Linux)!

Objectifs d'apprentissage
- Comment utiliser les imprimantes 3D chez Octanis
- Conseils pratiques pour la modelisation et l'impression

Donné par:
Beat Geissmann de Rovenso / Octanis Instruments.

Prix
16 CHF/participant. Gratuit pour les membres Octanis.

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DFAB200: Création de boitiers simple pour PCBs & Initiation à la Découpeuse Laser
May
7
6:00 PM18:00

DFAB200: Création de boitiers simple pour PCBs & Initiation à la Découpeuse Laser

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Bring your own laptop (Win/Mac/Linux)!

Learning Objectives
- Parametrically design a PCB enclosure with OpenSCAD
- Export the design file to the laser cutter
- Safety procedures and control of the laser cutter

Teachers
Luc Patiny and Raffael Tschui from Octanis

WORKSHOP IN FRENCH AND ENGLISH


Objectifs d’apprentissage

- Dessiner des boitiers simples pour PCBs dans OpenSCAD
- Exporter le dessin à la découpeuse laser
- Apprendre à utiliser la découpeuse laser en toute sécurité

Enseignants
Luc Patiny and Raffael Tschui from Octanis

COURS DONNÉ EN FRANCAIS & ANGLAIS

Prix
35 CHF/participant. Gratuit pour membres Octanis.

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PEE104: Surface Mount Reflow Technique and Debugging
Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

PEE104: Surface Mount Reflow Technique and Debugging

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This is a hands-on workshop teaching you everything you need to know to perform professional PCB assembly.

Optional: Bring your own PCB, components and stencil, if you already have one!

After the official part, you can stay here and continue working on your own board. We will be here to help you (20:00 - 22:00)

Learning Objectives

- Tools and material needed for SMD assembly
- Applying solder paste
- Manual placement of components
- Automatic pick and place machine
- Reflow soldering
- PCB rework and debugging.

Teacher

Raffael Tschui from Octanis Instruments, Electrical Engineer MSc EPFL.

Price
20 CHF/participant. Free for Octanis Members.

Registration

You can register on Meetup to save your spot immediately and pay online. Or if you prefer to pay by cash, use the form below.


For cash payment or if you are an Octanis Member, please fill out this form. Submitting this form reserves you a spot as long as there are places left. Your name and email is kept until the end of the workshop so we can contact you.

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EEIT102: Raspberry Pi for Beginners
Apr
13
2:00 PM14:00

EEIT102: Raspberry Pi for Beginners

This introduction workshop will show you how to:
- power on your Raspberry Pi with an SD card,
- remotely connect to your Raspberry Pi with SSH,
- connect to the internet using Wifi/Ethernet,
- run Python programs (and keeping them running forever),
- for advanced participants: connect external sensors

After the "theoretical part" of the workshop ends, you can stay and work on your Raspberry Pi project (16h -20h). We'll be there to help you.

If you don't have your own hardware, we can offer from our stock:
- Raspberry Pi 3: 35 CHF
- There is an open stock in the space so you can get what you need there.

Learning Objectives

- power on your Raspberry Pi with an SD card,
- remotely connect to your Raspberry Pi with SSH,
- connect to the internet using Wifi/Ethernet,
- run Python programs (and keeping them running forever),
- for advanced participants: connect external sensors

Price
35 CHF/participant. Free for Octanis Members.

Registration

You can register on Meetup to save your spot immediately and pay online. Or if you prefer to pay by cash, use the form below.


For cash payment or if you are an Octanis Member, please fill out this form. Submitting this form reserves you a spot as long as there are places left. Your name and email is kept until the end of the workshop so we can contact you.

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PEE222: Writing and Debugging Firmware for Microcontrollers and Peripherals
Apr
7
2:00 PM14:00

PEE222: Writing and Debugging Firmware for Microcontrollers and Peripherals

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In this workshop, you will learn to go beyond simple Arduino applications. We will teach you the basic set of skills to develop complex embedded systems with a lot of practical examples and hands-on training.

Some C programming knowledge required.

Learning Objectives:

- Use hardware interrupts to react to external signals
- Interpret the information in a microcontroller datasheet to understand its core functionality
- Modify register values to configure peripherals of the microcontroller
- Use timers to program periodic events or to measure time intervals
- Establish a communication link with external sensors or modules via a serial protocol

Teacher:

Beat Geissmann from Rovenso & Octanis Instruments
MSc. EPFL Microengineering, Roboticist

Price
35 CHF/participant. Free for Octanis Members.

Registration

You can register on Meetup to save your spot immediately and pay online. Or if you prefer to pay by cash, use the form below.


For cash payment or if you are an Octanis Member, please fill out this form. Submitting this form reserves you a spot as long as there are places left. Your name and email is kept until the end of the workshop so we can contact you.

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DFAB104 RESCHEDULED TO MAY 7: Create and Laser-cut device enclosures designed in OpenSCAD
Apr
6
2:00 PM14:00

DFAB104 RESCHEDULED TO MAY 7: Create and Laser-cut device enclosures designed in OpenSCAD

This workshop shows you the fastest way of creating a simple box that can be cut out on a laser cutter. No prior knowledge required!

Bring your own laptop (Win/Mac/Linux)!

Learning Objectives
- Parametrically design a PCB enclosure with OpenSCAD
- Export the design file to the laser cutter
- Safety procedures and control of the laser cutter

Teacher
Luc Patiny and Raffael Tschui from Octanis

Price
35 CHF/participant. Free for Octanis Members.

Registration

You can register on Meetup to save your spot immediately and pay online. Or if you prefer to pay by cash, use the form below.


For cash payment or if you are an Octanis Member, please fill out this form. Submitting this form reserves you a spot as long as there are places left. Your name and email is kept until the end of the workshop so we can contact you.

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PEE103: The Art of PCB Layout (with special guest from Aisler PCB Manufacturing Company!)
Mar
30
2:00 PM14:00

PEE103: The Art of PCB Layout (with special guest from Aisler PCB Manufacturing Company!)

From design…

…to finished PCB.

After learing how to design a circuit and putting it on a schematic in PEE102, this workshop dives into the layout part of PCB design.

SPECIAL EDITION!
We have the honour to welcome Patrick from Aisler, a prototype PCB manufacturing service in Germany. Patrick will talk about hot to organize PCBs, stencils and parts for prototyping. He will share a rough collection of tips, advise, warnings and hints he discovered while delivering more than 120.000 electronic prototypes to this date.

Bring your own laptop (Win/Mac/Linux)!

Learning Objectives
- Create PCB footprints from device datasheets
- Best practices for component placement and power/signal routing
- Export PCB fabrication files

Teachers
Raffael Tschui from Octanis Instruments.
Electrical Engineer MSc EPFL

Patrick Franken from Aisler

Price
35 CHF/participant. Free for Octanis Members.

Registration

You can register on Meetup to save your spot immediately and pay online. Or if you prefer to pay by cash, use the form below..


For cash payment or if you are an Octanis Member, please fill out this form. Submitting this form reserves you a spot as long as there are places left. Your name and email is kept until the end of the workshop so we can contact you.


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DFAB103: 3D Printing Introduction
Mar
17
2:00 PM14:00

DFAB103: 3D Printing Introduction

Two of the 3d printer we have in the atelier.

Two of the 3d printer we have in the atelier.

Bring your own laptop (Win/Mac/Linux)!

Learning Objectives
- How to get access to a 3d printer using an online booking tool
- Best practices of printing
- Using other tools to finish off your print

Teacher
Beat Geissmann from Rovenso / Octanis Instruments.

Price
16 CHF/participant. Free for Octanis Members.

Waiting list

This workshop is full, but you can sign up to be on the waiting list in case someone gives up their spot. We will also inform you about repeated editions of this workshop.

For cash payment or if you are an Octanis Member, please fill out this form. Submitting this form reserves you a spot as long as there are places left. Your name and email is kept until the end of the workshop so we can contact you.


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PEE102: Draw PCB Schematics
Mar
16
2:00 PM14:00

PEE102: Draw PCB Schematics

From design…

…to finished PCB.

In this workshop, we will not only teach you how to use a PCB schematics tool, but also how you actually compose a circuit. We go through the entire process from having functional requirements to sourcing components and designing a circuit that actually works. Which parts are crucial to include, what about decoupling capacitors, pull-up resistors and test points? Learn about pitfalls and best practices during our years of experience in PCB design.

Bring your own laptop (Win/Mac/Linux)!

Learning Objectives
- Draw proper circuit schematics (we will use KiCAD, but the information can be applied to any tool!)
- Find crucial information in datasheets and transfer them to the schematics
- Get familiar with the most common circuit elements and interfaces
- Best practices for later debugging and production
- Component sourcing, bill of material (BOM)

Teacher
Raffael Tschui from Octanis Instruments.
Electrical Engineer MSc EPFL.

Price
35 CHF/participant. Free for Octanis Members.

Registration

You can register on Meetup to save your spot immediately and pay online. Or if you prefer to pay by cash, use the form below.


For cash payment or if you are an Octanis Member, please fill out this form. Submitting this form reserves you a spot as long as there are places left. Your name and email is kept until the end of the workshop so we can contact you.

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PEE101: Design your first PCB in KiCAD
Mar
11
5:00 PM17:00

PEE101: Design your first PCB in KiCAD

From design…

…to finished PCB.

When you open up and look into a computer, you see all these green boards with tiny components on them. Of course, these make that your computer can do all kinds of amazing things, like, displaying a movie on a screen.

But how are these made?! In this workshop you will learn!

After the theoretical part, you can stay here and design your own board. We will be here to help you (19:00 - 21:00)

Bring your own laptop (Win/Mac/Linux)!

Learning Objectives
- Basic understanding of electronics
- Draw circuit schematics in KiCAD
- Use a layout tool to draw PCBs

Teacher
Raffael Tschui from Octanis Instruments.
Electrical Engineer MSc EPFL.

Price
35 CHF/participant. Free for Octanis Members.

Registration

You can register on Meetup to save your spot immediately and pay online. Or if you prefer to pay by cash, use the form below.

For cash payment or if you are an Octanis Member, please fill out this form. Submitting this form reserves you a spot as long as there are places left. Your name and email is kept until the end of the workshop so we can contact you.

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PEE201: Writing Code for Arduino [1 SPOT LEFT]
Mar
10
4:00 PM16:00

PEE201: Writing Code for Arduino [1 SPOT LEFT]

From code…

…to blinking LEDs in real life.


Bring your own laptop (Win/Mac/Linux)!

Learning Objectives
- Control a lamp by code running on an Arduino
- Control the Arduino by an external button
- Create a text-based user interface to send commands to the Arduino

Teacher
Beat Geissmann from Rovenso / Octanis Instruments
Microtechnology Engineer MSc EPFL.

Price
35 CHF/participant. Free for Octanis Members.


Registration


You can register on Meetup to save your spot immediately and pay online. Or if you prefer to pay by cash, use the form below.


For cash payment or if you are an Octanis Member, please fill out this form. Submitting this form reserves you a spot as long as there are places left. Your name and email is kept until the end of the workshop so we can contact you.

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Introduction à LaTeX
Mar
1
12:15 PM12:15

Introduction à LaTeX

Concentrez-vous sur le contenu de vos documents, plutôt que sur leur mise en page !

Dans cet atelier, vous apprendrez à utiliser LaTeX, un système de composition de documents qui permet de facilement mettre en page des rapports, articles scientifiques, des livres, présentations etc. y compris s’ils contiennent des expressions mathématiques, linguistiques ou chimiques.

Les sujets suivants seront traités :

- Les avantages d’utiliser LaTeX
- Comment débuter avec LaTeX
- Introduction aux extensions de base (illustrations, tableaux, mathématiques, références...)
- Astuces pour l’utilisation de LaTeX
- Des pistes pour continuer le travail

Apportez votre propre ordinateur portable (Win/Mac/Linux) !

Enseignant·e·s
Franziska Meinherz c’Octanis.

En collaboration avec Julien Junod du Rolex Learning Centre.
Bibliothécaire scientifique

Inscription

Vous pouvez vous inscrire via le site du Rolex Learning Centre..

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Introduction to LaTeX
Feb
26
6:15 PM18:15

Introduction to LaTeX

Spend your time focusing on the content of your documents or slides, rather than on how to make them readable!

In this workshop, you will learn how to use LaTeX, a text editing system that allows you to easily typeset technical reports, linguistics papers, scientific articles, books, slides, posters...

The workshop covers the following topics:

- Key advantages of using LaTeX
- How to get started with LaTeX
- Introduction to key packages (graphics, tables, math tools, bibliography...)
- Best practices for using LaTeX: Customising, using different templates, structuring complex / long documents
- Guidelines for continuing the work

Bring your own laptop (Win/Mac/Linux)!

Teachers
Franziska Meinherz from Octanis.

In collaboration with Julien Junod from the Rolex Learning Centre.
Scientific librarian.

Registration

You can register on the booking form of the Rolex Learning Centre.

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