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Students display their electrical circuit projectsStudents display their electrical circuit projects during the April 2016 UWindsor Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) design competition.

Students to showcase real-world technology projects at open house Friday

Have you ever wondered how noise-cancelling headphones eliminate ambient noise, or an electrocardiogram monitors the electrical activity of heart?

Students in a third-year electrical engineering class will demonstrate these technologies and more during an open house between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Friday, December 2, in the atrium of the Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation.

As part of a course requirement, students were tasked with designing a circuit using analog signal processing, which translates information into electric pulses of varying amplitude rather than digital technology, which uses binary format. During the open house, a panel of judges will evaluate each project and select the best design.

Course professor Mitra Mirhassani said the project allows students to explore, design, construct and debug circuits.

The event is open to all students, staff and faculty and the public.