Electronics

The electronics shop provides support for electrical design, construction, and repair. When appropriate, we also provide software development support in the context of instrument design and construction.

Location

Chemistry Building
1101 University Ave.
Room S307 (subbasement)
Madison, WI 53706

It can be difficult to find the Electronics Shop as not all of the elevators and stairways go to the sub-basement. To get to the shop, go to the middle section of the Mathews/Daniels wing of the Chemistry Building, where there are three elevators. When facing the elevators, the one to the left has a button labeled SB, which will take you to the sub-basement. The stairway near this elevator also goes to the sub-basement.

Design and Fabrication

We design and build analog and digital circuits for research and teaching laboratories. Common circuits include detector pre-amplifiers, signal conditioning amplifiers, computer interfaces, motor drivers, high voltage and high frequency circuits, and specialized power supplies.

We etch double-sided printed circuit boards (PCB) for prototyping.

Consultation for Circuit Designs and Troubleshooting

If you need advice concerning the electronics for your experiment, stop by the shop, call us, or send us an email.

Electronic Parts Sales

We have an extensive stock of new and obsolete discrete components, integrated circuits, connectors, switches, resistors, capacitors, IC sockets, wire and cable, enclosures, and more.

Equipment Lending

We make short-term loans of equipment including power supplies, meters, function generators, oscilloscopes, etc. to research groups in the chemistry department.

Repair

Items we repair include laboratory instruments, power supplies, hot/stir plates, heatguns, ovens, and more. If you have a question about what we can repair, please stop by, call us, or send us an email.

Electronics Shop Staff

Blaise Thompson

Ph.D. 2018, UW-Madison

Associate Instrumentation Technologist

bthompson@chem.wisc.edu

608-263-2573

Helena Pliszka

Electronics Shop Assistant

pliszka@wisc.edu