ECE 196 is a hands-on course designed for students to gain hands-on engineering experience through projects in team building environments. Projects were designed by students for students to help students expand their engineering toolbox. In the first five weeks, students work in groups of two to build projects developed by the PiB team. In the last five weeks of class, students work in teams of four to develop a new project from concept to presentation. In the course of one quarter, students work on a total of four projects that will test their ability to problem solve, adapt, and engineer.