William Lopez
5462 Bransford Dr.
La Palma, CA 90623-1125
(714) 523-5337

B.A. Music, University of California, Irvine
Graduate studies in music, California State University, Fullerton
B.S. Electronic Engineering Technology, California State University, Long Beach

Electronics Experience:
Cerritos College, August 1999 - Present
Responsibilities: Instructor of electronics
Long Beach City College, January 1998 - September 1999
Responsibilities: Instructor of electronics
La Palma Engineering, 1995 - Present
Responsibilities: Electronic consultant, owner
Rainbow Development and Construction, 1986-1992
Responsibilities: Design, general contracting

Musical Experience:
Leader, Blue Pacific Swing Band, 1991-1998
Associate Conductor, Long Beach Community Band, 1991 - 1998
Musician, La Mirada Symphony, 1992-1998

Ken Hanson, Chairman of Electronics Department
Cerritos College
11110 Alondra Blvd.
Norwalk, CA 90650 (562) 860-2451 Ext. 2916

Gene LaZor, Past Chairman of Electronics Department
Cerritos College
11110 Alondra Blvd.
Norwalk, CA 90650 (562) 860-2451 Ext. 2919

Leonard Fellman, Chairman of Electronics Department
Long Beach City College
4901 E. Carson St.
Long Beach, CA 90808 (562) 938-4566

Christine Barnes, Councilwoman, City of La Palma
4971 Berton Cir.
La Palma, CA 90623 (562) 865-3258
Carol Manley, Director of Development
Soka University of America
One University Dr.
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
(949) 480-4072

Dustin Reece, Manager of Training and Development
Loyola Marymount University
7900 Loyola Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045-8155
(310) 338-5756

Leon Guide, Conductor
La Mirada Symphony
1393 Casiano Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1615
(310) 472-1846

Teaching Interests

My main teaching interests include:

Microprocessors and Motor Controls, Tech Math, Digital Electronics, Robotics, Visual Basic and Basic Stamp Programming

Computer Applications Learned

The computer applications that I was able to learn with this project were: Windows XP and USB devices, Visual Basic 6.0 programming, Socket Communication Networking using Visual Basic and the ER1 Robot Interface.

Projects and Technical Papers

· Instructional Use of Autonomous Robots

Lecture Information

Attended workshops on:
· Writing Technical Reports
· WebFolio Development
· Presentation Techniques

Classroom Impact

After completing this project I was able to transfer my newly acquired skills to the classes that I teach. Some of those classes inlcude microprocessor control and digital electronics.


I would like to thank the following people for their robotics, programming experstise and for making this project possible:

Dr. Anastassios Chassiakos
Department Chair - Professor
Engineering Technology
California State University, Long Beach

Walter Martinez
Systems Analyst - Lecturer
Engineering Technology
California State University, Long Beach

Suggestions for Program Improvements

The one thing we needed the most was time to be able to learn Visual Basic.

PowerPoint Presentation

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Final Report