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!
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!
A digital clock designed from scratch using the building blocks of digital logic.
A device to heat items without touching it!
Club-wide, long-term project where we build an arcade machine based on a 6502 microproccessor.
Contribute to upgrading the Tesla coil created by UCSB IEEE back in 2018!
A 3D Printed Word Clock with letters illuminated via LEDs driven by an Arduino Nano.
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.
Build and Train a Neural Network to recognize emotion based on facial expression and implement in a GUI on MATLAB.
Spinning LED display using Arduino to show/animate text!
Build a Speed Typing Test in python to test your typing skills.
Build your own "Virtual Arcade System" in C++!
Make a Super Mario Bros. NES ROM hack and a WAV file parser.
Learn how to build your own Arduino by soldering onto a perf board!
An OpenCV C++ project that puts decorations (such as sunglasses and dog faces) on people's faces, similar to Snapchat and Instagram.
Use an FPGA to produce VGA output!
A 4x4x4 LED Cube programmed via an Arduino Nano to play the classic game, Snake.
Design a blinky LED ornament in KiCad
Device utilizing a high-voltage plasma arc to play music.
A portable speaker complete with customizable E-ink display.
Bluetooth-controlled LED lamp.
An introductory Python course where students develop the classic Snake game.
Build an analog step sequencer on a breadboard, a musical device that makes cool melodies!
A Dual Resonant Solid State Tesla Coil (DRSSTC) designed to play music.
Learn to build a website from scratch!