Projects

IEEE at UCSB hosts guided projects year-round to let students learn the fundamentals of circuit theory hands-on. Many of these projects are designed for those with little to no experience.

Learn more about our current and past projects below!


Active Projects

The following projects are currently being taught. You can learn more about the projects and view any class notes in the project pages below. To join any of these projects, reach out to an officer to learn more!

6502 Arcade Machine

 

6502 Arcade Machine

Build an arcade machine based on a 6502 microproccessor.


Persistence of Vision Display

 

Persistence of Vision Display

Spinning LED display using Arduino to show/animate text!


Analog Step Sequencer

 

Analog Step Sequencer

Build an analog step sequencer on a breadboard, a musical device that makes cool melodies!


Archived Projects

The following projects were completed in a previous quarter and are no longer being taught. You can learn more about the projects and view any class notes in the project pages below.

Arcade System

 

Arcade System

Build your own "Virtual Arcade System" in C++!


Binary Hacking

 

Binary Hacking

Make a Super Mario Bros. NES ROM hack and a WAV file parser.


Build Your Own Arduino

 

Build Your Own Arduino

Learn how to build your own Arduino by soldering onto a perf board!


OpenCV Face Filter

 

OpenCV Face Filter

An OpenCV C++ project that puts decorations (such as sunglasses and dog faces) on people's faces, similar to Snapchat and Instagram.


LED Cube 3D Snake

 

LED Cube 3D Snake

A 4x4x4 LED Cube programmed via an Arduino Nano to play the classic game, Snake.


Plasma Speaker

 

Plasma Speaker

Device utilizing a high-voltage plasma arc to play music.


Portable Speaker

 

Portable Speaker

A portable speaker complete with customizable E-ink display.


Smart Lamp

 

Smart Lamp

Bluetooth-controlled LED lamp.


Snake Game

 

Snake Game

An introductory Python course where students develop the classic Snake game.


Tesla Coil

 

Tesla Coil

A Dual Resonant Solid State Tesla Coil (DRSSTC) designed to play music.


Website Development

 

Website Development

Learn to build a website from scratch!


LED Word Clock

 

LED Word Clock

A 3D Printed Word Clock with letters illuminated via LEDs driven by an Arduino Nano.