Sheffield Hallam University Summer Semester 2014 Part 2

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It’s been some time since I posted an update. Just returned from the UK and here’s Part 2 of my experience in Sheffield Hallam University.

Me in front of the main entrance.

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The library is called the Adsetts Centre and it is opened 24 hours and 7 days a week! Spent most of my time here during the final month of my studies.

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Inside the library. There are a total of 6 floors and I frequent the 5th floor often because it’s the engineering section.

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The electronic engineering section.

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Some of the books that I frequently use.

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The quiet study area. Most of the computers there have moderate specs (i3 or Core 2 Duo) but the Internet connection is fast. Really fast.

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But my favourite spot is the Apple Mac section. They boot up faster compared to the Windows PCs.

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One of the many printing facilities. To print you’ll need to top-up some credit into your student ID card and the printing cost will be deducted directly from there. The cost of printing a black & white double-sided A4 page is 7 pence.

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There are several cafeterias throughout the campus building but the biggest one is Chef Hallam Central. I prefer this one over the others because there are more choices.

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This is a chicken fillet with mashed potatoes and it costs 5.90 pounds.

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Most of our classes and lab are held in the Cantor building. It’s a new building located next to the main campus.

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The entrance.

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One of our lab sessions on Mobile Communications with Mr. Graham Swift.

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TIMS Telecommunications Modelling System. It is used to generate different types of telecommunication signals.

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An Agilent digital storage oscilloscope showing a BPSK modulation waveform.

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More Agilent hardware.

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There’s also a PC based oscilloscope if we want to capture the waveform in the computer.

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Below is a CNC machine used to prototype copper clad PCB boards.

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An Altera DE2-115 board used in our Electronic Systems assignment.

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During our studies here, the electronic students get to choose their major, either Microelectronics or Robotics. I chose Robotics.

This is our Robotics lab.

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This is the module to test out PID control through MATLAB. It has a motor that can be controlled by the PC and the encoder will send its’ output signal back to the PC for feedback.

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Naturally in a robotic lab you’ll have robots to play with. This is a Staubli RX60 robotic arm running the V+ command line system.

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From big to small robots. We get to play with the Lego Mindstorms EV3 kit.

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It has been a great time studying in Sheffield Hallam University. This marks the end of a chapter in my life. I will definitely miss the great times I’ve had.

I thank God and my family for the wonderful studying opportunities that I’ve had in my life. I will make the best out of it in my future career.

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