Event Type: Workshop / Outreach
Date of Event: 09/03/2018
Today (9th March 2018) marks the first ever SUTD IEEE-HKN workshop on FM Radio Antennas for students enrolled in the Electromagnetism and Applications course in SUTD. This was a club endeavor to teach beyond the current scope, and more crucially to entrench the importance of the subject and its growing relevance in the modern world today beyond the academic syllabus.
The session had a great turn out and was oversubscribed, much to the club’s interest in spreading an EE mindset in SUTD. Sam and myself formally started the session by giving an in-depth overview to how radio signals and various receivers work. Alongside the amplitude, frequency and phase modulation, their underlying mathematical concepts were also thoroughly covered, drawing many questions from the students who took the opportunity to learn as much as they could during the course.
After a well-deserved lunch break, the participants got the opportunity to put their new-found understanding into practice by manufacturing a radio receiver circuit. They worked hard to ensure precision in their calculations and in their inductor designs. Finally, they were challenged to solder the various lumped-elements on their strip-boards in hopes of detecting static or noise, which could be further tuned to detect signals from Singapore’s public radio stations.
At the end of the course, the club provided all teaching materials to the class and invited students to take their designs further through joining the IEEE-HKN chapter. Finally, we would like to extend our appreciation to the club to funding our event and making such deeper learning opportunities possible!
Written by Chua Yue Zhi, Russ