Electrical & Computer Engineering Capstone Recap

April 27, 2018

 The capstone event for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering was featured in the Henry Vogt Building this last Tuesday morning, showing off a number of student led initiatives. The projects on display were primarily visual in nature, with students delivering the poster presentations about how each operated. As with other such capstone projects, there was a limited budget employed for the majority of the presentations, creating a further obstacle for each student to operate within.

Projects varied from the personal to the interpersonal, often correlating the link between the engineering and business applications for the final product. A few projects, including a toilet seat weight scale and a 'friendly reminders' technology system for dementia patients, offered passive means of patient intervention to aid caregivers and the clients alike. The Redbird Robotics team were fortunate to use their year long drone building project as their final presentation, with each member explaining their roll in the process, from machine learning to the actual flight logistics and navigation features. 



The Heat flow sensor system team was primarily comprised of former LG&E interns, which provided some valuable insight as to how potential customers might employ their creation. Working with Dr. Shamus McNamara as a client, their project involved a crafted a device that could help quantify the savings relative to the installation of new insulation. The device uses outside and inside temperatures to calculate the most effective solution to heating and energy efficiency from an electrical perspective, accounting for total kilowatts consumed.

The complete list of projects including the developers and clients follows:

Power electronic system for assembled micro robots
Developers:

  • Madison Beuchler
  • Jordan Klotz
  • Logan Ouellette
  • Justin Tran




Technology for those living with dementia – friendly reminders

Developers:

  • David Bender
  • Mason Kratt
  • David Langner
  • Dan Nguyen




Cyber Physical system for the Phoenix house

Developers:

  • Joseph Costello
  • Adam Dauenhauer
  • David Dunaway
  • Jacob Estes




3-Axis motorized gimbal with active tracking

Developers:

  • Mark Doninger
  • Bradley Harbeson
  • Matthew Hutcheson
  • Anthony Loflin

Toilet seat weight scale
Developers:

  • Brandon Adams
  • Caleb McIntosh
  • Gabriel Pantess
  • Erik Rieger




Solar powered automatic irrigation system

Developers:

  • Kari Bertram
  • Andrew Garrett
  • Jason Kinn
  • Daniel Stadelman




Heat flow sensor system
Developers:

  • Kyle Baldwin
  • Nicholas Brandel
  • Stanley Doerger
  • Cameron King




Vehicular wireless communications

Developers:

  • Samuel Bibelhauser
  • Michael March
  • Tyler McLemore
  • Joseph Urda




Baby car seat monitor and alert system
Developers:

Timothy Jones
Levi Mays
Kristian Meyer
Zachary Scott
Travis Velkly



Wireless sensing of athlete data 

Developers:

  • Collie Crawford
  • Dylan Ford
  • Jacob Guhy
  • Hung Nguyen
  • Thomas Ryan



Redbird robotics
Developers:

  • William Funke
  • Stephanie Hart
  • Alex Rickert
  • Ben Stringer