The Furnas 211/212 Classroom and Lab

This classrom is the first lab that our 500 or so new undergrads are exposed to every year.


This lab has swipe card access for instructors. General-use access is subject to the instruction schedule.

For a map of the facility, which also shows the status of the systems in it, click here.


The schedule for this classroom is coordinated by Erin MacDiarmid. Click here for the current schedule.


This lab features a lecturer's system with projection capabilities.

System Configurations

Model:OptiPlex 7040
CPU:Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700 CPU @ 3.40GHz
RAM:16 GB @2400 MHz
Disk Size:500GB SATA SSD
Operating Systems: Windows 11

Naming Convention

The workstations in this lab are mostly named after famous characters from Hanna-Barbera's Late-1950s-Early-1960s-era short comedy cartoons.

Yogi Bear and Boo Boo Yogi Bear, who is smarter than the average bear, lives in Jellystone Park. He and his little buddy, Booboo, spend their days stealing picnic baskets and avoiding Ranger Smith.

Huckleberry Hound is a blue dog famous for singing "Clementine" incredibly off-key, while Snagglepuss is a mountain lion famous for the line "Exit, stage left!". Squiddly Diddly is an octopus who works at a handyman at a marine park (eight arms gives new meaning to the word "handy"), while Top Cat and his crew work the cold, mean streets and back alleys of the city.

Snooper Quick Draw McGraw and his partner, Baba Looey, helped bring law to the Wild West, while Augie Doggie and his Doggie Daddy had rather mild adventures by comparison. Snooper and Blabber were cat and mouse detectives, and Yacky Doodle was a duckling who's only way out of trouble was through the help of his bulldog friend, Chopper. Hokey Wolf and Ding-a-Ling were wolves who schemed their way into trouble, while the mice Pixie and Dixie schemed up trouble for their feline nemesis, Mr. Jinks.

Peter Potamus Peter Potamus had his "Hippo Hurricane Holler" to help him, but the only thing we can remember about Wally Gator was that you don't often see alligators wearing hats. Touche Turtle was a musketeer-like swashbuckling turtle. Punkinpuss and Mushmouse were a cat and a mouse from the Ozarks who fought like the Hatfields and McCoys. Super Agent Secret Squirrel fought evil-doers everywhere, along with his trusty sidekick, Morocco Mole.

Atom Ant Finally, Ricochet Rabbit co-starred on the Magilla Gorilla Show and was known as the fastest sheriff in the west. Droopalong was his deputy in training who managed to mess up every situation he got involved in, and Magilla Gorilla was put up for sale in Mr. Peeble's Pet Shop window, where he demonstrated his talents to passers-by. As loveable as he was, he stayed unsold until his owner was out of business. Last, but certainly not least, Atom Ant was a miniature dynamo.

Ten of these systems are named after famous characters from Hanna-Barbera's 1960s-era action adventure cartoons.

Space Ghost! Space Ghost is not only an amazing superhero, but probably the only one to go on to start in his own talk show. He shared his original half-hour show with Dino Boy, a young boy named Todd who found himself in a remote valley populated by cavemen and dinosaurs. Another half-hour show featured the adventures of Birdman, who had powers given by the sun god Ra, and the Galaxy Trio, three heroes named Galaxy Girl, Meteor Man, and Vapor Man, who travelled the galaxy fighting wrongdoers.

The Impossibles A caveman named Tor protected his village by transforming into the mighty Mightor, and the Herculoids defended their savage planet with the help of their alien friends. Young Buzz Conroy had his robot pal Frankenstein, Jr. to help fight supervillains, while the teenagers Chuck and Nancy had the genie Shazzan to help them out of trouble. Finally, Multi Man, Fluid Man, and Coil Man, also known as The Impossibles, are probably one of the strangest superhero groups ever created.

Whew! We hope that helps. Oh, and bonus points if you know why we named the instructor's console "Yogi Bear" (there's a hint in the text above). [Thanks go to Dale Wiles of Calspan Corporation for his assistance with these names.]

Huckleberry Hound


A picture of the 211/212 Furnas Hall facility