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 actual lab is located in the Thornton Annex on the second floor. The lab is the site of the hands-on learning which characterizes the Smart Product Design courses. The lab is supported by sixteen computer lab stations including 8-bit microprocessors which are embedded into student projects. Equipment for the lab is donated by corporate sponsors such as Intel, Motorola, National Semiconductor and Hewlett-Packard.

For more information about the university, department, division or courses, click below:

Stanford University

Mechanical Engineering Department

Design Division

Introduction to Mechatronics (ME118)

Smart Product Design Sequence (ME218 A,B,C & D)

SPDL Student Resources on the Web

The SPDL Information Site