Clinic Tutorials

Clinic Tutorials 2020-2021

The following tutorials are available. Consult the tables below for more information.

Juniors must complete at least one tutorial by turning in a satisfactory write-up online using the form below no later than February 22, 2021.

Submit write-up

We also highly recommend seniors to take advantage of the available tutorials that are relevant to their clinic project. Your feedback and comments on the tutorials are appreciated for future improvement.

Instructions for all of tutorials except the Intermediate Machine Shop can be found in the Clinic Tutorial Team Drive*:

Clinic Tutorial Team Drive.

* Note that you will need to be signed up for Clinic this year and have a email to have access via this link.

Tutorial Availability

If you would like to schedule an appointment with a tutor and are having trouble with the tutorials, you may contact:
Halie Kim (,  Caitlin Huang (, or Melody Chang (

Interactive Tutorials

The following interactive tutorials are taught by student staff, or faculty.

Interactive Tutorial Date, Location
Laser Cutter Machining

Adapting an existing SolidWorks part for laser cutting, and operation and capabilities of the laser cutter. Limited to 6 students per session.

ShopBot Training

Cut single sheet of plywood to create several interlocking parts. Prior CNC experience is recommended. Limited to 6 students per session.

*Need to be shop certified


Self Guided Tutorials

The following self-paced tutorials may be done at your convenience. Contact a tutor for any other available meeting times:

Self Guided Tutorial Tutoring Date and Location
Intermediate LabVIEW

Data acquisition and control using LabVIEW. Topics include a brief review and control and measurement of electronic instruments from LabVIEW using the NI myDAQ. May be done in teams of two.


PCB design, layout, and manufacturing using Mentor Graphics PADS. Includes an intro to PCB planning, scheduling, and budgeting. Covers schematic and layout entry, design for manufacturability, and autorouting.

Please contact tutors available if help is needed.
SolidWorks Simulation

Finite element modeling for mechanical stress, thermal, and vibration.

Please contact tutors available if help is needed.
SolidWorks Motion

Modeling of mechanisms with moving parts.

Please contact tutors available if help is needed.
PCB Mill & Vinyl Cutter

Learn how to use the PCB mill and how to make vinyl stickers.

Git Version Control

Apply version control techniques to large projects that involve several collaborators making changes to the same set of files. Covers basic Git operations via the command line interface.

Please contact tutors available if help is needed.

Thermal cycling testing using the Thermotron environmental test chamber and calibrating temperature sensors. Must be done in teams of two.

RF Equipment

Learn the basics of handling the radio frequency equipment available in the RF Lab.


*Instructions on RF Lab website

Project Management

Learn Project Management Tools and Software.

Please contact tutors available if help is needed.