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The Technology Building of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (CSTEM) provides modern classroom and laboratory facilities for the CET program.

In addition to the specific laboratories listed below, our students have access to three networked computer labs to write their lab reports (MS Word), analyze their lab data and prepare graphs (MS Excel, Matlab, MathCAD), and search for information in libraries and on the web to name just a few of the many computer tools available.

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    Soil/Concrete/Asphalt Laboratory

    The Soil/Concrete/Asphalt Laboratory is a large laboratory equipped to permit students to perform a variety of experiments which include ASTM soil, concrete, and asphalt tests.
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    GPS/Digitizing Computer Room

    Our GPS/Digitizing Computer Room has four dedicated modern personal computer and a large digitizing board. These computers are used to process Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite survey data, do automated surveying, and digitize topographic maps for earth work computations.
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    Hydraulics and Fluid Flow Laboratory

    The Hydraulics and Fluid Flow Laboratory allows students to measure fluid flow through open channels and pipes and to observe the forces created by air flowing in a wind tunnel.
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    AUTOCAD COMPUTER LABORATORY

    Our AutoCAD Computer Laboratory is used for computer-aided architectural, civil, and mechanical drafting. The laboratory currently has twenty-four Pentium-based personal computers which are continually upgraded.
We offer a number of Industrial Robots available in this lab. For each robot, you can find a brief description, a How-To tutorial illustrating start-up and shut-down procedures as well as simple programming examples, and, possibly, an interactive session ( local/robot lab) allowing you to control the robot remotely and watch the robot arm carry out your instructions. This last option is not always enabled. Call your instructor for more information on this laboratory.

Our Robots

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    Adept SCARA

    The Adept robot is a four (4) axes servo-controlled arm capable of moving loads up to 1kg. It is a Selective Compliance Assembly Robot ARM (SCARA) in a VROT configuration. Its end-effector is a pneumatically operated gripper whose fingers are guided to always remain parallel to each other.

    Download the full instructions.

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    CRS Plus M1

    The M1 robot is a five (5) axes servo-controlled arm capable of moving loads up to 1kg. It is a jointed arm in a VRRRT configuration. Its end effector is an electrically operated gripper whose fingers are guided to always remain parallel to each other.

    Download the full instructions.

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    Motoman K3

    The Motoman K3 robot is a six (6) axes servo-controlled arm capable of moving loads up to 3kg. It is an articulated robot arm in a VRRTRT configuration. Its end-effector is a pneumatically operated gripper whose fingers are guided to always remain parallel to each other.

    Download the full instructions.

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    Move Master

    The M2 robot is a five (5) axes servo-controlled arm capable of moving loads up to 2kg. It is a joint arm in a VRRRT configuration. Its end-effector is an electrically operated gripper whose fingers are guided to always remain parallel to each other.

    You may be interested to know that a robot of this type appeared in the movie "Jurassic​ Park" where it was used to turn the dinosaur eggs in the first lab scene.

    Download the full instructions here.

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    Rhino

    The Rhino robot is a five (5) axes servo-controlled arm capable of moving loads up to 0.5 kg. It is a joint arm in a VRRRT configuration. Its end-effector is an electrically operated gripper whose fingers are pivoted.

    In addition, the controller also operates two peripheral devices, an index table and a conveyor belt as shown in the above picture. the robot arm and the feeders are coordinated through the robot program.​​

    Download the instructions here.

    Pick Rhino Video (AVI) (WMV)

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    Serpent

    The Serpent robot is a three (3) axes servo-controlled arm with a fourth limit stop-controlled pneumatic (vertical) axis. It is capable of moving loads up to 1kg. It is a Selective Compliance Assembly Robot ARM (SCARA) in a VROT configuration. Its end-effector is a pneumatically operated gripper with two non-parallel fingers.​

    Download the full instructions.

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