What's That ?
The Smart Product Design Lab supports the Smart Product Design sequences ( ME118 and ME218 A,B,C & D ) at Stanford University. Smart Products are products whose functionality is increased by an embedded microprocessor. It is a superset of the field that has become known as Mechatronics. Embedded microprocessors can already be found in everything from dishwashers to automobiles - and more Smart Products appear every day.
The Physical Labs

The ME218a-c lab is located on the second floor of the Thornton Annex, next to the Terman Engineering Center. The ME118/318/218d lab is located on the fifth floor of the Terman Egineering Center in rooms 573-577. The EE/CS118 Lab is located in the basement of the David Packard Electrical Engineering Building.

These labs are the site of the hands-on learning which characterizes the Smart Product Design / Mechatronics courses at Stanford. Each lab is supported by an array of PC based workstations including 8 and 16 bit microprocessors which are embedded into student projects. Equipment for the labs has been donated by corporate sponsors such as National Semiconductor, Motorola, Microchip Technology, Maxon Motors, Hewlett-Packard, and Intel.

For More Information
Stanford Unversity Department of Mechanical Engineering Design Division