Lab and Project Clean Up

Remember, 5% of your project grade is a verified project and workstation clean up. 

Workstaion Clean Up

Each group will be assigned one workstation including  the equipment shelves and side tables.
  1. Hang Cables
  2. Put  Kits or other Components in Bins (center area)
  3. Wipe the debris from the desktop into the trash cans. Don't worry about the floors, they will be swept.
  4. If you find major project components from other groups, place them on shelf, side bench or near the stations listed below.
  5. Throw out trash like coffee cups, cans, etc. Take care to empty liquids into the bathroom sinks first.
  6. Look below under general clean up details for more info.
  7. Look for cables and other misc items on the insturment shelves above the station and put them away.
  8. The side table is included or separetly assigned as part of the station cleanup.
  9. Put any 473 stuff on the shelves above the workstations.
  10. Clean behind the monitors and workstation!

Workstaion Assignments

Each group will be assigned a workstaion or solder station for cleanup. See the shared link for assignments.

Project Tub/s

Clean out your project and/or associated lab tub/s. Place the empty tubs in the area indicated in the center area. 

Project Assemblies

Dissassemble/break down your project unless we already discussed keeping it assembled.  If you want to keep your project assembled or you are not sure contact me.

Disposal of Large Items

If you don't want large constructions items such as big pieces of wood, cardboard or Styrofoam they should should be taken to the EECS dock.  The dock is located down the hall just right of the elevators through the double doors.
  1. Put wood just outside the people door under the tree for recycle pickup.
  2. Put cardboard, Styrofoam and other large non-wood items in the dumpster just outside the door.


You can have your project poster.

General Dissassembly Guidelines

  1. Take apart circuits that are on protoboards (like the ones used in lab6)
  2. Stuff that is soldered does not need to dissembled. If it is sensor or H bridge for instance you can put it in one of the associated bins (tubs).
  3. You can throw out wires that you made or used from the spools.
  4. Keep the fabricated jumper wires, There is a bin for them.
  5. Resistors, small caps and connectors can be thrown out.
  6. Keep large FETs, voltage regulators. There is a bin for them.
  7. Put large items to be thrown out like cardboard boxes, etc in the hall just outside the doors. 
  8. Keep items in our tub you are unsure about and leave it on a shelf. 
  9. Put workstations back and make connections if you removed one.
  10. You can keep custom PCBs you made.  

General Storage Guidelines

  1. Hang instrument cables on the lockers.
  2. There are labeled bins (tubs) in the center of the first room. You should already see some components in them, so this should guide you. They include some specific categories suchs as:
    1. SmartFusion Kits and Expansion Boards
    2. Actuators (motors, servos, etc)
    3. Game Controllers
    4. Sensors,
    5. etc
  3. There are some small bins on the center fabrication table (solder station) for BNC and alligator connectors. 
  4. Contact Matt Smit if you have any questions.

Completion Date

The completion date will be announced.


Email Matt Smith summarizing what your group did. For example, we cleaned station 3, the associated side table, dissembled all project components and put them in the bins. Were not sure what to do with the Nerf gun so we left it on the shelf.