• May 05, 2016
    The EARS Challenge is an exciting event in which participants work in teams to create unique,
  • November 03, 2015
    Our Arduino course was massively popular last year and now it’s back for 2016! This year
  • November 20, 2015
    Our new Python course is now up and running! This course will start by introducing you to a
  • November 04, 2015
    On the 5th of February, Ears are hosting an exciting annual event called ScraphEEp!! The idea

Who Are We?

The Electronics & Amateur Radio Society is run by a committee of 9 students at the University of Surrey: President: Miro Blicharz – 2nd Year Electrical & Electronic Engineering Treasurer: Secretary: Electronics Officer: Daniel Todorov – 2nd Year Electrical & Electronic Engineering Space Officer: Alex Young – 2nd Year Electrical & Electronic Engineering Radio Officer: Teddy Ng Publicity and Outreach Officer: Elpida Onoufriou Sysadmin and IT Officer:

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Our Facilities

EARS Facilities EARS has many facilities, all of which are available for our member’s use. Notable facilities include the Makerspace, located in the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, and the Shack, located at 46AB05. Both the Makerspace and the Shack are available for member’s use 24/7. The EARS Makerspace hosts our Ultimaker 2 3D Printer, 4-channel oscilloscopes, a CNC machine, well equiped soldering stations and smaller equipment and components necessary for electronics projects. The…

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The Future of Sport

Robot Football ©flickr.com/photos/jiuguangw/ The Future of Sport Background Drone racing has really taken off (ahem) recently, with Dubai holding the World Drone Prix in March of this year, and the World Future Sports Games will take place there in 2017. The development of affordable and precise technology has opened up a new realm of possible sports, such as driverless car racing and robotic swimming, as well as human-controlled activities like drone racing and cybathlon for…

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A Digital Sport Expert

©https://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesboyes/ A Digital Sport Expert Background Every four years the Olympic Games take place, the general public faces the challenge of trying to learn and understand the sports they are watching on TV. It is a common problem – you don’t know the rules or the objectives, and try as you might, you have no idea what is going on. Human commentators are available but during festivals of sport such as the Olympics, there are…

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Moon Food

Moon Food

Nasa Mars Food Production Concept ©NASA Moon Food Background: On the 10th August 2015, for the first time ever, astronauts on the International Space Station ate a plant that had been cultivated in space. The astronauts ate Red Romaine Lettuce that had been grown in the NASA “Veggie” experiment. The current experiment requires astronaut time to ensure a successful crop is produced. With NASA planning to send long-duration space missions to Mars and ESA planning long duration…

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Rover Docking

ESA multi-dome base being constructed ©ESA/Foster + Partners Rover Docking Background Docking rovers on a space body is a difficult task, as any wrong move can result in irreparable damage to the delicate rover craft. However, it is extremely important to be able to pass astronauts and supplies between craft. The European Space Agency has a vision to create a “Moon Village”, a permanent manned lunar base. The structure of this village will utilise multiple…

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