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Entry  Fri Jun 28 17:59:15 2013, Chloe, Notes, ECDL, Parts to Order 
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                Reply  Tue Jul 9 17:57:49 2013, Chloe, Notes, ECDL, Preparing for parts to arrive approximate.SLDPRTsketch_of_part.PNG
Message ID: 1230     Entry time: Tue Jul 9 17:57:49 2013     In reply to: 1227
Author: Chloe 
Type: Notes 
Category: ECDL 
Subject: Preparing for parts to arrive 

I spent the morning figuring out how to wire the TEC/thermistor/TEC controller together. After reading through the manual from last time (http://www.thorlabs.com/Thorcat/15900/TED200C-Manual.pdf), I also have a pretty good idea of how to change the settings of the controller so that it will work. I have some notes of my own but it's mostly self contained to the manual. When the parts arrive, I should be prepared to make the TEC work. 

(Note from last time: we will be using a 10 kilo ohm thermistor as a temperature sensor, which Tara ordered as well)

I downloaded Solidworks on my computer, which turned out to be more complicated than it would seem. Haven't used the program in a long time, so it took awhile to get reacquainted. I have a prototype of the final design we will send to the machine shop (attached), but some measurements still need to be figured out. In particular, I need to figure out the dimensions of the PZT we will be using so I can design the hole in the apparatus properly to mount the PZT. I also need to figure out how this will be screwed down onto a table or into a box. Possibly have more holes to contain screws?

In my free time, I'm still reading about how to measure the frequency noise. 

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