BelsWeeklyMeeting


BELS Weekly Meeting Running Agenda

-- Main.Rvitale - 25 Aug 2008 -- Main.Suprdave - 06 Mar 2009

Announcements

  • BELS Staff Meetings - Friday at 11:00am
  • BELS Windows hours (Parts and Package Pickup) - 1-5pm try to enforce.
  • Remember to put BELS part number on invoices (this is the one to four digit number beneath the barcode)
  • Keep packages/receivables moving

Targeted To-Dos this week

  • Order lab supplies for for EE080J? (in progress)
  • Make parts kits for EE171 (done)
  • Make parts kits for CE121 (in progress)
  • Cleanup student home directories on Gerber to reclaim disk space (in progress)
  • Complete BELS parts inventory (in progress)
  • Print and distribute posters for CE185 and SOE Open House (in progress)

Targeted To-Dos next week

  • Distribute parts kits to CE100 lab sections on Monday March 9
  • Finish CE121 parts kits
  • Identify and replace or repair broken Oscope and DMM probes in labs
  • Finish poster printing for SOE Open House
  • Restore fallen posters from E2 window display
  • Organize surplus accumulation in BE016
  • Recruit additional student tech to replace Annendra as his available work hours are decreasing

Safety Share

BELS staff share what was done in the past week to promote safe work practices, to proactively reduce hazards and to eduate each other on potential hazards to be aware of. BELSPastSafetyShareNotes

8/20/07 - Christian & Juan - mentioned the freight elevator needs adjustment, floor of elevator does not align with floors (off by several inches). Different when going up & down. When going up the freight elevator floor is too low, when going down the elevator floor is too high. Bob to submit a work request to ask campus facilities to fix. Also asked BELS staff to ensure they have proper safety equipment when entering labs (shoes, safety glasses). Each BELS staff (including students) should have a kit of safety equipment; to include the following:
  • safety glasses
  • yellow hard hat
  • gloves
  • box of dust masks
  • small flashlight

BELS Student Hours Winter 2009

Student Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
           
Eric Christensen 1530-1730 1230-1800 1530-1730 0900-1730 1100-1300
enchrist@ucsc.edu          
           
Ulysses Morales   1200-1800   1300-1800 1100-1800
umorales@ucsc.edu          
           
Annendra Lal 1100-1500   1100-1500   1100-1500
aslal@ucsc.edu          

Career Center position ER3484 for BELS student techs posted. Hired three students fall 2008.

Tasks and Status

Training & Development

    • Parts Kits:
      • All parts kits for winter quarter distributed

    • Update lab equipment database (Ulysses)

    • Make up TA inventory and orientation sheet (Eric)
      • Have them keep track of who takes what
      • Include checklist of what's in the lab
      • Rules and responsibilities
      • Introduce BELS (hours, location, and our role)
      • Stock spare parts for EE70/171 in BE150 black cabinet

    • HC11 missing Microkits
      • 6/27/08 - need to update inventory
      • kit 74, Gato Scatena out 11/05/04 (soert 19699)
      • kit 98
      • kit 99, Drake Silva
      • kit 100
      • kit 105 - Petersen?
      • kit 120

      • Need to email warning(?) - Bob to charge students

    • ILC Requests to make
      • Phase 1 lab development plan approved. Purchase additional benches, computers, instrumentation

    • Purchases

      • Phase 1 Summer 2008 Goal: increase lab stations, build out existing labs

    • BE161
      • purchase 16 Anthro 4-foot benches to replace 12 6-foot benches
      • purchase 4 o-scopes/power supplies/DMMs for new benches
      • lab station count increases from 12 to 16 seats
    • BE138
      • move 8 wood block benches from BE161 - purchase 8 o-scopes/power supplies/DMMs for benches
      • lab station count increases from 0 to 8 seats
    • BE115
      • purchase 10 o-scopes/10 arb signal generators, 10 new PCs
    • BE113
      • purchase 10 new PCs
    • BE111
      • purchase 10 new PCs plus 1 for image master (total 31 new PCs)
      • relocate existing PCs from these labs to BE104 and BE138

    • Investigations
      • Point of sale system - Bob give info to Christian

    • Student Hire Responsibilities
      • SOE Wide equipment inventory (Ulysses, Al & Bob)
      • Eric and Ulysses to assume receiving tasks, printing posters
      • Eric and Ulysses to assume inventory tasks

Lab Improvements

Lab Plan Actions to Do
BE-104 Upgrade computers Move 21 computers from Sr. Projects Class

BE-111

Upgrade computers (new) 10 New computers, old computers to BE-104
1 additional computer for image
BE-113 Upgrade computers (new) 10 New computers, old computers to BE-104/138
BE-115 Upgrade computers (new)

10 new computers, old computers to BE-104/138
10 new Oscopes, Arbs, and power supplies
20 DMMs if possible.

BE-118
Poster Room

upgrade computer new w/dual monitor New computer for poster plotter
BE-138
Projects Overflow
lab station count increases from 0 to 8 seats

woodblock benches from BE-161/16
8 old computers from 111/113/115 labs
8 Oscopes, DMMS, Powersupplies, ARBS

BE-148
Optics

  -replacement optical equipment
BE-150    
BE-161 increase stations from 12 to 16

-16 new benches
-4 additional Oscopes
-4 additional power supplies
-4 additional DMMs

BE-162
Materials & Energy

increase stations from 8 to 12
add test equipment to benches

-12 new benches
-12 computers
-12 oscopes or USB samplers w/labview
-12 low cost DMMS
-12 Power Supplies

BE-168 update computers -12 Computers

Room New PC 500MHz
Oscope
Arb 3-Output
Power Supply
DMM    
Totals   30 30 30 48    
BE104              
BE111 11            
BE113 10            
BE115 10 10 10 10 20    
BE118 1            
BE138   8 8 8 16    
BE148              
BE150              
BE161              
BE162   12 12 12 12    
BE168              
               
               

Winter 2009 Lab Configurations

  • BE-104
    • 21 PCs running WinXP?

  • BE-111
    • 10 PCs running WinXP?

  • BE-113
    • 10 PCs running WinXP?

  • BE-115
    • 10 PCs running WinXP?

  • BE-118 [SOEPLOT]
    • New PC installed as front end interface for plotter (HairyPlotter? )

  • BE-126 [CLOSED]
    • Proposed location for calibration lab

  • BE-138 [CLOSED]
    • Overflow project lab for CE/EE123 winter/spring quarters instead of BE162

  • BE-148 [OPTICS]

  • BE-150
    • 12 PCs running WinXP?

  • BE-161
    • 16 PCs running WinXP?

  • BE-162
    • 12 PCs running CentOS?
    • Install magnet chiller & remove hoses from sink
    • Setup second wafer probe station from packing crate

  • BE-168
    • 10 fully functional network lab stations, These are on private network
    • 10 PCs running WinXP? on SOE network
    • Need additional circuit breakers to accommodate additional PCs

  • E2-475 [VIDEOCONFERENCING]
    • Need power outlets in ceiling for projectors/cameras
    • Need blackout curtains/panels to darken room
    • Need camera brackets on walls, corner pole by presenters station

  • E2-516 [ANTENNAS]
    • Need access to roof for antenna connections

  • E2-580 [UnderGrad sponsored research]
    • 6 PCs running WinXP?
    • Propose to remove BELS instrumentation from this lab if not used as overflow lab

  • E2-585 [UnderGrad sponsored research]
    • 3 PCs running WinXP?
    • BELS instrumentation can remain in this lab for support of URNA sponsored student project

  • E2-592 [Advanced Networking]
    • 1 PC running WinXP?
    • Need 208V power outlet installed

Notes:

  • Lab Equipment Matrix

Description BE104 BE111 BE113 BE115 BE138 BE148 BE150 BE161 BE162 BE168 E2 580 E2 585 total
Benches                          
6 ft woodblock 2 3 3 4 9 2   2 1 12   2 40
6 ft laminate+shelf   10 10       12           32
4 ft anthro 21               1       22
4 ft anthro+shelf 1     10       16 13       40
Computers                          
Opt260   1             12 10     23
Opt270             12 16         28
Opt620 21       6               27
Opt755   9 10 10                 29
Power Supplies                          
Agilent E3631A?   9 8 10     24 16     1 2 70
Leader LPS151         1           1   2
Multimeters                          
Agilent 34401A   9 8 10     24 16 3   1 2 73
Fluke 37 20                       20
Oscilloscopes                          
Tek TDS3054 4chan   9 8 3       3     1 1 25
Tek TDS3052 2chan             12 13         25
Tek 2246       5                 5
Kikusui C0S5041? 20           12           32
Signal Generators                          
Agilent 33120A arb   3 5 2     12 1       1 24

BELS Parts Inventory & Point of Sale System

  • Clean up database - student techs
  • Still need to do some remapping of catagories ("audio products") -superdave
  • Move to actual webserver for testing(?); ask Matthew K.

Item Category Cat Sub L1 Cat Sub L2 Cat Sub L3 Cat Sub L4
electronic component resistor fixed carbonfilm  
electronic component resistor variable    
electronic component resistor fixed surfacemount size0805
electronic component resistor fixed surfacemount size1350

  • Complete Drawer-by-Drawer check of inventory for barcodes and correct info in database (Juan) Also barcode all parts bins.
  • Put new hardware into database. verify accuracy of labeling_

Misc.

  • Help Bob update webpages
  • Rework signout sheet and sales form (include ability to keep a "running tab" for students during the quarter) (Dave) please see attachments Recharge.xls and Student Sales.xls for proposed documents
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PDF icon Recharge.pdf27.32 KB
Office spreadsheet icon Recharge.xls18 KB
PDF icon StudentSales.pdf27.18 KB
Office spreadsheet icon StudentSales.xls18.5 KB