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Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering Department
2015 Senior Design Expo

Join us for this year's Expo on Thursday, April 30, 2015, from 8:00am - 1:00pm.
For directions to the event, see Information for Visitors.

Each Spring, an expo is held to demonstrate projects that student teams have designed and built in the Senior Capstone Design Lab courses (ECEN 4610/4620) as well as other senior lab courses such as Photovoltaic Power Electronics Lab (ECEN 4517), and the Freshman Projects Course (ECEN 1400).

The expo is widely attended by faculty, students, parents, and many local company representatives, as well as the ECEE Department Industrial Advisory Board members. Student teams demonstrate their projects and discuss the design work that went into the finished product.

Assistive-Center-for-Direct-Control

The Assistive Center for Direct Control (ACDC) gives hospital patients control of their room through an Android device, controlling their Bed, TV, fan, and lamp.

Bronte-Velo

BronteVelo, a senior design team, is working to develop a bicycle power meter that will integrate with an android application to display metrics useful to a rider training to improve or compete.

CAPSS

Team CAPSS is designing an instrument to acquire light extinction data due to aerosols in the atmosphere to support research in climate sciences.

DISC

DISC is creating the first smart disc golf driver that will map trajectory of your throw, facilitate finding a lost disc, calculate distance to next basket, and track user score on a disc golf course.

Jackalope

Team Jackalope is designing a satellite ground station for COSGC, CET, and NSIDC research satellites. They are designing the Control, Tracking, and RF subsystems to accomplish this.

Kahraba

Building brains is a smart home platform that is aimed at compatibility and upgradability of preexisting power line infrastructure. With many types of sensors and the ability to turn on/off a socket, homeowners have more control of their homes.

Lawn Stars

The Mow-Bot is a lawn-mowing robot that allows users to program a route and schedule with an Android App. The Mow-Bot provides autonomous mowing.

Ohm-bres

The Eraser-Bot project is the implementation of an automated whiteboard erasing robot controlled by a simple user interface on an Android device.

Photonically Optimized Embedded Microprocessors (POEM)

Redesigning processor communication links using light and photonic devices in place of electrical signals and microelectronic circuits.

Power Monkeys

A power management system receives power to charge a microdrone battery via an RF waveform collected by special antennas conformed to the wings which allows the microdrone much longer flying times before a return to recharging base is needed.

ReVolt

Our project, Alfred, is a smart mirror with facial recognition capability for recalling key information from user Google accounts, and also accurate status from a localized weather module.

SkinLapZ

Robotic laser tattoo removal method improves upon the state-of-the-art, by-hand procedure by lowering patient cost while giving providers greater treatment throughput with comparable outcomes.

SkiTron

SkiTron is a Heads Up Display system that provides skiers and snowboarders a seamless and safe way to interact with important information on their smartphones.

Turn Down for Watt

The Air Hockey Autonomous (AHA!) provides an air hockey player with a competitive, robotic opponent by predicting puck movement to execute offensive and defensive moves.

The Electric Express

The conversion of a gas-powered dirt bike into an electric-powered dirt bike.

The League of Extraordinary Engineers

Our project objective is to implement a scale model of a dynamic wireless power transfer system for electric vehicles through capacitive coupling.

UAV Pals

The goal of our capstone project is to develop an unmanned aerial vehicle that can autonomously navigate an unknown environment while simultaneously creating a 2D map.

Students in the Senior Capstone Design Lab courses form teams of three to five members and follow an industrial-type process proposing, designing, building, and documenting their projects. They make formal presentations at a Preliminary Design Review in the first semester and a Critical Design Review in the second semester. They are required to meet several milestones similar to industry requirements throughout both semesters. Their grade in the final course is dependent on their projects functioning as promised during expo.

Projects from previous years.