Student projects

Explore the projects that students from around the world are creating with Red Pitaya or learn from our teaching materials !

Valerio Pagliarino
University of Turin and Collegio Einaudi

DIY muon telescope: Homemade innovation for secondary cosmic ray detection with synchronized data acquisition

This project showcases a DIY telescope designed to detect muons from secondary cosmic rays.

Mehrdad Zarei
Nicolaus Copernicus University

Auto Relocking ECDL Laser by Red Pitaya

This project is for automatically relocking the External Cavity Diode Lasers (ECDLs) by wavemeter and/or cavity transmission using Red Pitaya.

Red Pitaya based low-cost SDR platform
Buta Rares-Calin
Technical University of Cluj-Napoca

Red Pitaya based low-cost SDR platform

In this project, a large-bandwidth low-cost SDR architecture is developed based on a Red Pitaya board. The components of this architecture are chosen so that the bottleneck in the transmit/receive chain will be the board. 

Bryce Chung
Terahertz Engineering Laboratory at the University of Adelaide

Linearization of a voltage-controlled oscillator with Red Pitaya

In this article, a Red Pitaya board is used to linearize a voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) for use in a Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) radar system.  

Navadeep Ganesh U
M. S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences

DIY High Frequency Voltage Controlled Oscillator (VCO)

An easy and simple high-frequency VCO design using 3 x LM393 comparators and passives which is capable of generating square, triangular wave signals with a tunable frequency range up to 100kHz depending on the control voltage +Vc fed into the circuit.

Yeshvanth Muniraj
SASTRA Deemed to be University

Sine Wave Generation using IC 555 and LPF

Step-by-step explanation and design of a sine wave generator with the help of STEMlab 125-10. 

Yeshvanth Muniraj
SASTRA Deemed to be University

Wireless Audio Transmission using Li-Fi

A step-by-step tutorial on how to use STEMla 125-10 as a Li-Fi modulator to build a wireless Li-Fi circuit for audio transmission.

Saeid Behjati
Leiden University

Using a Red Pitaya device as a PID controller for a Scanning Tunnelling Microscope

Saeid Behjati a PhD student at Leiden University developed a new Scanning Tunnelling Microscope (STM) as a part of his PhD program. Read how he has developed mechanical parts as well as some analog circuits for this project.

Alexander Friedrich Hertlein
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Measurements on the Dynamics of
Dissipative, Comb-Driven Solitons in
Femtosecond Enhancement Cavities

Temporal optical solitons are localized electromagnetic waves that maintain their shape while propagating through a nonlinear dispersive medium, and in nonlinear optical cavities, they exist as temporally dissipative solitons. This thesis builds on previous work to improve the experimental setup for investigating comb-driven cavity solitons, aiming to scale their bandwidth towards the few-cycle regime and providing insights into their dynamics and potential applications in spectroscopy and other areas.

Rebecca Mulholland, Isabel Perry, Ying Geng, Edmon Perkins
Auburn University

Keyboard technology: A 3D printed piano action and self-tuning controller​

How could a 3D-printed piano action help achieve the goal of creating a keyboard instrument that can withstand extreme humidity and temperature while offering enhanced musical adaptability? The self-tuning experimental setup uses a Red Pitaya unit to collect data from the piano strings. 

Team xohw21-129
University of Zaragoza

BCI with the Red Pitaya
STEMLab 125-10

In this work, an EEGNet-based architecture is implemented on the FPGA of the Xilinx Zynq 7010 system-on-chip (SoC), the core of the Red Pitaya STEMLab 125-10. To achieve this, two optimization strategies are explored: some data reduction techniques to control the size of the model, and the fixed-point representation of the network. 

Navadeep Ganesh U
M. S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences

Stepper Motor Controller using PYNQ-Z2

Implementing a softcore stepper controller on FPGA and running a custom overlay on PYNQ to control the motor using Python programming. One of the benefits of this method would be to easily scale up the stepper controller design and implement multiple of them on digital logic. 

Navadeep Ganesh U
M. S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences

Noise Generator Circuit

Noise. It's everywhere and is inevitable, but it comes essential sometimes specifically and is fun to play with randomness. I am using a 2 transistor noise generator circuit which in fact induces noise in one transistor with an open collector and the other one amplifies it to provide the noisy output. The output is random and peaks are over around 0 to 30kHz(in the spectrum waterfall chart).

William Siffer
Purdue University

A home lab with Red Pitaya

This is a guest blog post, written by William Siffer, an electrical engineering student at Purdue University. He writes about how he used Red Pitaya as a tool for his home lab project.

Tomaž Rojc
University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Computer and Information Science

Red Pitaya as an IoT device

A Red Pitaya SIGNALlab 250-12 got turned into an IoT device using its input 1 as a sensor and sent the readings of amplitude to the cloud.

Navadeep Ganesh U
M. S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences

DIY Crystal Tester Circuit

Xtal are found in most RF and processing circuitry as an external component to provide clock and time reference for synchronization of internal system operations. Easy to find, get and collect, but testing them isn't that straightforward which is precisely what the project is about.

Tomaž Rojc
University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Computer and Information Science

Particle Accelerator Simulator

The Particle Accelerator Simulator is an application that uses a Red Pitaya STEMLab 250-12 to set the parameters on a Libera Spark, an Instrumentation Technologies' beam position monitor particle accelerator. Red Pitaya sets Spark's machine clock on output 1 and triggers on output 2. It also sends SCPI commands to Rigol or Rohde & Schwarz's signal generator to generate RF signals. 

Parth Shah
Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Coherent Ising Machines​

An implementation of a Coherent Ising Machine with a photonic circuit and SIGNALlab 250-12 programmed as an FPGA to function as the ADC, DAC, and feedback in the system. 

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