SUMMER CHALLENGE: Electrical Engineering

Summer 2017 - Smart Lighting


  • To become familiar with:
    • basic electrical components, circuits and signals
    • functionality of common laboratory equipment
    • light emitting diode (LED) technology
    • visible light communication (VLC) technology
  • To develop engineering communication skills
  • To develop an understanding of network / communication


Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Use the Analog Discovery hardware platform and WaveForms™ software
  • Measure electrical and optical characteristics of LEDs
  • Build and characterize LED and photodiode (PD) circuits
  • Assemble a printed circuit board (PCB)
  • Implement software on an Arduino platform
  • Apply digital and analog modulation to establish a wireless VLC link
  • Work effectively with teammate(s)
  • Prepare an engineering lab notebook
  • Identify leading sources of LED and lighting industry news


  • Schedule [pdf]