This is a work web page of Miroslav Cika, an Electronics and Workshop Technician at the McMaster University, Department of Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour (PNB). McMaster University is located in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.


I'm located in the Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour (PNB) building (university building 34), in the room 115 (workshop). I occasionally make appearances in room 411 as well.


Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour building (university building 34), room 115 (workshop). Telephone: 905-525-9140 extension 26509. Email: cikam@mcmaster.ca

Type of work I do

Electronics, electrical, computers, woodworking, work with plastics, some metalwork.

Electronics, electrical, computers. Design, construction and repair of various electronic and electrical equipment.

Woodworking. Construction of various wooden objects, cutting, drilling.

Plastics. Construction of various plastic boxes and experimental implements, cutting, drilling.

Metalwork. Cutting, drilling and bending of aluminum and steel metal plates.

Some example work that I did

Fruitfly song recorder. Fruitfly would be confined within the small diameter hole cut into the acrylic plate with tranparent rotateable cover, and infrared beam would be interrupted by its movement or wing flapping. This change in infrared light would be detected, amplified, and sent to computer sound card input for recording purposes.

Small electronic board used to test various input and output devices.

Woodburning machine in operation.

Foam cutting with hot wire cutter.

Response pad with 4 pushbuttons.

Adjustable height chin rest.

Custom size fruitfly boxes.

Plastic bent on the hot wire plastic bender.

Guess who? Made with woodburning machine.

Another fruitfly contraption.

Modified neural net robot with non-contact collision sensors. Work in progress.

V-plotter drawing images on the whiteboard. Marker mount is actuated via fishing lines connected to motors diagonally above the whiteboard.

Experimental table for mice.

Hand held response cubes incorporating a switch, a vibrator, and an LED. Connected to a PC for data collection.

Small sensor interface box using PIC 16F628A microcontroller.

Larger sensor and actuator control box using Arduino Uno for computer interfacing. Foot pedals and some LEDs visible.

Aluminum bending and drilling.

Breadboarding and prototyping are my bread and butter :)

Radial maze for mice testing.


Electrical Engineering Technologist (Control), and Electronics Technician. Both earned at Mohawk College, Hamilton, ON.

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