Welcome to 6.131!

Staffed Lab Hours

We will post staffed lab hour times here. The lab is located in 38-600.

Week of December 10

Date Hours
Sunday (12/10/23) 1-7pm
Monday (12/11/23) 3-6:30pm
Tuesday (12/12/23) 6-9:30pm
Wednesday (12/13/23) Final Project Checkoffs
Thursday (12/14/23) Class finished
Friday (12/15/23) Class finished

If the lab is closed during lab hours, use the phone on the 6th floor and call the TA office (x3-1938) to be let in.


The Power Electronics Laboratory, 6.131, is a unique opportunity for you to design and build. Power electronic circuits are the backbone of almost every modern convenience. Automobiles, smartphones, laptop and desktop computers, TVs, and kitchen appliances, among many other systems, require power electronics circuits to convert electrical energy to a useful form.

This class will teach you techniques for efficiently processing electrical energy into other forms. It will also give you experience in designing circuits and building and debugging your designs. Laboratory exercises include the construction of drive circuitry for an electric go-cart, flash strobes, computer power supplies, three-phase inverters for AC motors, and resonant drives for lamp ballasts and induction heating. Introduction to basic electric machines including DC, induction, and permanent magnet motors, with drive considerations. Students complete a sequence of assigned projects, followed by a final project of the student's choice, emphasizing creativity and uniqueness.

6.131 TA Mailing List

6.131 Staff and Students thank the following sponsors for their generous support of the course:

  • The Cambridge-MIT Institute
  • The Grainger Foundation
  • The Landsman Foundation
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Mr. Ron Koo
  • Analog Devices
  • National Semiconductor
  • Hewlett Packard / Agilent
  • Tektronix


MIT is committed to ensuring a welcoming and accessible experience for all students, and this class is no exception! Please see here.