SYEN 4386. Capstone II – Spring 2016

This is the second semester of the capstone sequence.  See here for the first semester.

The Syllabus

Important Dates:

Spring Break!!!

Last Day of Classes

Date of the Final Exam

Graded Assignments and Rubrics

1. (individual) Ethics assignment (see blackboard for all materials)

2. (group) Project Proposal, Budget, and Presentation (decription), spread sheet

3. Preliminary Design Review

4. Final Design Review

Projects underway

Mechatronic Vent Hood (CGI Project): The Mechatronic Vent Hood is a device that automatically maintains the quality of air in kitchen environments while cooking. It uses humidity, temperature, and smoke sensors to determine the amount of airflow needed to keep the air clean. The vent fan adjusts automatically to improve air quality without user intervention and the burners will be turned off in the event of a fire. Members: Phillip Portoni, Evan Hartzell, Pyn Nogsiej, Alroy Avance

Aquaponics Greenhouse (CGI project): An aquaponics system is a system that uses fish, algae, or nutrients to provide plants in a greenhouse with the nutrients rather than fertilized dirt. The greenhouse will receive nutrients from the aquaponic tank and the plants will growin a controlled environment. Aquaponics systems are a very good resource for growing food without the use of chemicals and can be used in environments where plants generally cannot be grown year round. However, these systems have proven to be labor intensive and not easily operable or controlled. Our aim is to use sensor feedback to control plant water level, nutrients, and temperature inside the greenhouse and aquarium. Members: Kari Payton, David Ray, Mohammed Al-Hani, Tariq Alotaibi, Sam Shelton (SYEN 3379)

2016 IEEE Region 5 Robotics Competition Entry (national competition): no elevator speech Members: Kori Gills, Hunter Dunne, Autumn Rouse

Smart House Lock: The idea behind this project is to design a controlled system that can communicate viaBluetooth with your smartphone and wait idly for your commands in order to either unlock orlock a door for you, the customer. Members: Zayed Alsubaie, Jose Santos Turull, Mashall Aljbaa

Electric Motorcycle ­ Codename Project ELIE: For this Capstone project, a team of engineers will design and build a motorcycle, poweredexclusively by electricity, that performs as well as comparable gasoline powered motorcycles.To set this project apart from existing electric designs the team will make careful selections forthe components and design around keeping the motor operating at peak efficiency for the power input provided. Members: Colton Haney, Josh Shaw, Ryan Stanley, Alex Fuller

Portable Clean Power Generating System: Sometimes you find yourself in areas that don’t have electrical power for your variousdevices. The Earth Sciences department goes into remote locations each summer toconduct research and needs a device to service this need. They use cellphones, laptops andother electrical devices, that are need for research and daily communication. This project isgoing to be able to provide a portable electrical green power supply to fill this need. Members: Kenny Garner, Evan Schrodel, Adam Jones

Projects to come


3D printer

Mechatronic mechanical testing equipment

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