The Design Commons
"Design Commons" consists of two rooms in Engineering South. Room
401 has complete electronic design facilities and is open on a 24/7
basis by electronic card access to all qualified users. Room 411
is equipped with benches and cabinets are available for up to twelve
teams in ES411. More details are on the Facilities
Tour tab at the top of this page.
The Design Commons is
available to all OSU affiliated individuals who wish to engage in
electronic design. The Design Commons provides space, training,
facilities, instrumentation, and expertise to allow users to design,
build, and test electronic projects. The Design Commons is based on
the idea of a “commons” or public space that benefits all the
members of a community. A commons is shared space that is respected,
maintained, and valued by all users.
While all are welcome to use
the Design Commons you read, agree to, and sign a printed copy of the Design Commons
Policies shown at the bottom of the page. Please bring a copy of
the signed form to room 202 Engineering South to gain card swipe access
then go up and introduce yourself to the members of the Design Commons.
Members of the Design Commons will see two additional
tabs at the top of the page. Users may reserve a
time to use from the Reservation tab. The
Training tab at the top of the page is used to sign up for
training and to access manuals and other resources on equipment.
Training is offered on a regular basis at the start of each semester and
more infrequently later in the semester.
Members may find others to help them in project
development by searching for members with given skills on the
list of certified
The Design Commons: Engineering South room
The main room of the design commons supports
the complete engineering design cycle shown below. The
physical layout of the room supports different steps of design, and each
area is equipped to support complete electronic design.
Team Design Space: Engineering South room 411
This space has fifteen benches each with a locked cabinet and one
computer with full suite of design software including MultiSim, P-Spice,
Cadence, Matlab, & Labview. The benches can be checked out by
teams from the ECE equipment catalog for use during the semester.