Rules for Equipment Use

1)       Equipment is to remain IN THE ROOM.  If for some exceptional reason and a short period of time you need to use it in another location, you must receive approval from the professor in charge of the equipment in advance.

2)       Before using equipment, you must be authorized to use that equipment by your faculty advisor (above).  Your experimental setup must be approved by your advisor.

3)       The network analyzer calibration kits are extremely expensive.  The parts in these kits must immediately be put back in their wooden boxes.  They are not to be left around, used for anything other than calibration, or otherwise damaged or lost.

4)       The network analyzer cables are also very expensive. Handle them with care.  Do not use them for any other use.

5)       The foam in the anechoic chamber is fragile and difficult to repair and replace.  Avoid touching or damaging it.  Do not move it from its proper location in the chamber.  You must receive training before using the anechoic chamber.  See the list of users with a (*) indicating they can train you.

6)       Before using the LPKF circuit board mill, you must receive training from Bryan Stenquist.  You must wear safety glasses while running or observing the mill in action.  Your advisor is responsible for providing / replacing worn and broken drill bits.  If you are only doing a few mills, it is more efficient to have Bryan or one of the other authorized users do this for you.

7)       Users and their advisors are responsible for all cables, adapters, milling bits, and all other small parts.

8)       Sharing time.  Remember that many research groups are now sharing this equipment.  We do not have a formal time sharing calendar yet, and probably won’t set one up unless it becomes apparent we need one.  For now, please respect all other groups. Put equipment back the way you found it.  If you have a setup that you will be using for multiple days, leave a note on it, with your contact information, but be aware that it may be disturbed by others if they need the equipment.  IF you have an experimental setup that cannot be disturbed, this must be approved by all faculty to be sure you are not interfering with someone else.

9)       Clean up after yourself.

10)   No food in the lab.

 

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