Cuyamaca College Prototyping and Invention Laboratory - Capabilities
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Physical Prototyping

Rapid Prototyping
Alibre 3D solid modeling software
SolidWorks 3D solid modeling software
Makerbot Thing-o-matic 3D printer
Full Spectrum Laser Cutter - 40W C02 laser (9" x 14" working area)

Plastics and Metal Investment Casting Facility
Silicone and plaster-of-paris mold making
Vacuum system, including bell jar
Urethane plastic resin molding
Wax injector
2000 degree F kiln - Skutt Firebox 8
Size 1 Graphite crucible

Other Plastic Forming
Vacuum former - 9 inch by 9 inch

Machine Tools and General Materials Processing
Drill press
Lathe - 24 inch Sherline Model 4400
Mill - Sherline Model 5420
Vertical/horizontal bandsaw
6-inch bench grinder
Welder - Lincoln Electric 35-88A
Assorted hand tools

 
 
Electronic Prototyping

Microcontroller-based prototyping
PIC, programmable in
  - PICBasic
  - Assembly
  - C
Arduino
Basic Stamp

CPLD and FPGA prototyping
Digilent Basys prototyping boards
Digilent XCRP prototyping boards

Robotics
Parallax Boebots
Parallax Toddlers
Geared DC motors
Stepper motors
BEAM technology robots

Circuit board fabrication facility
2-layer boards only

Test equipment
Oscilloscopes
Signal generators
Multi-meters
Power supplies