Electronics Services Shop

Floor plan of ECEB First Floor highlighting location of Electronics Serviceis Shop in northwest cornerAbout the Shop

1041-1046 ECE Building
306 N. Wright St.
Urbana, IL 61801

9:00 am to 4:30 pm M-F




  • Support of all the undergraduate teaching laboratories.
    • ECE 110
    • ECE 120
    • ECE 210
    • ECE 385
    • ECE 395
    • ECE 445
  • Maintenance and calibration of lab equipment.
  • Providing Electronic Components for ECE lab classes.
  • Surface-mount soldering assistance.
  • The staff is also available to answer electrical engineering questions.
  • Electronic repairs from other campus units, including custom cable fabrication and repairs, equipment repairs, PCB assembly, and prototype PCB milling.

In-House PCB Prototyping Guidelines:

  • Single-sided or two-sided PCBs only.
  • No solder-resist coating or silk screening is available.
  • No chemical through-hole plating is available.
  • Through-holes and vias can be fitted with copper rivets.
  • Four rivet sizes are available.
  • The total number of rivets may not exceed 50.
  • Minimum trace width 0.3mm -- Trace width greater than 0.3mm recommended.
  • Recommended spacing between traces is 0.3mm or greater.

Notes on EasyContac rivet-style through-hole plating system:

When setting up a file to accommodate the use of the EasyContac system, be sure to keep in mind the hole size and minimum pad size required for each rivet.

  • 0.6mm internal diameter / 0.8mm external diameter rivet – requires 0.9mm hole, 1.4mm pad
  • 0.8mm internal diameter / 1.0mm external diameter rivet – requires 1.1mm hole, 1.7mm pad
  • 1.0mm internal diameter / 1.4mm external diameter rivet – requires 1.5mm hole, 2.5mm pad
  • 1.2mm internal diameter / 1.6mm external diameter rivet – requires 1.7 mm hole, 2.7mm pad

Manuals Library:

Find our manuals library in this Google sheet.


Margie Carter
Laboratory Manager
Lilli Faye Green
Electronics Technician II
Jordan Knight
Electronics Technician II
Jose Reyes
Electronics Technician I
Casey J. Smith
Assistant Director Instructional Support

Parts for Projects

Image of the front of parts cases in the Electronics Services ShopThe ECE Electronics Services Shop provides electronic components for ECE laboratory student use.

Parts Request Procedure:

  1. Search our parts list for an approximation of our parts inventory.
  2. Come into the shop and let us know the part number and drawer.
  3. If we don't have what you need, try the ECE Supply Center.