2022 Junior Design Projects
Our ECET graduating students are landing engineering jobs, e.g., our Bachelor of Science (BS) students accepted offers from Xcel Energy, NASCETechnology, Trane Technology, H2O Innovation, Rolls-Royce Solutions America, AMD, Itron, IBM and many more. Our Master of Science Electrical Engineering (MSEE) student Olabode Ajayi will join Oracle as a Software Engineer, while Ebrima Marong will join Google in June 2022 after graduation. ECET BS graduates are receiving top offers from employers ranging from $100 to $140K and the top ECET MS graduates are receiving offers up to $170K. Congratulations to our graduating students, and we are sure with their knowledge and skills they will make great contributions to our society.
Automatic Litter Box
Our Automatic Cat Litter Box aims to eliminate the inconveniences that arise from cleaning a litterbox; we aim to do this by automating the process and changing the dumping process to one quick step.Full Story + Show Less –
Our Automatic Cat Litter Box will be made with the intent of allowing the average consumer to have the ability to purchase a product and not invest hundreds of dollars into it. It will be ran through motors and a conveyor system that will automatically remove excrement left behind from the cats. Currently the costs for this product are $500 and we aim to get it made for less than $100.
Our design has a technical level be similar to the already existing technologies. NFC tracking is the most effective way of working with short wave signals, so it makes sense to use that as a solution, and the existing products do as well.Our project is to make both a physical tracking device (watch, tablet) and an app to give a wide range of use cases. The tracker has a constant way of communication with the “host” device, so Bluetooth will be used for data transmission.Full Story + Show Less –
- Research: All
- Prototyping: Aswathy
- Software/Programming: Caden
- 3D Modelling: Caden
- Circuit design and Layout: Ty
Smart Pet Cage
The purpose of the project is to ease the burdens of a pet owner as daily upkeep of pet care can be tedious. The general intended application is to provide the customer with an application where every functionality can be controlled remotely. The complete project has an estimated total cost of less than or equal to $200.Full Story + Show Less –
The smart pet cage aims to facilitate the daily tasks of being a pet owner through automation.
Trans radio robotic prosthetic
Our proposed design includes 3-D printed phalange joints, stepper motors, springs, switches, casings, and a microcontroller to create a trans-radial prosthetic for amputees who have lost their forearms. The basic functions of the prosthetic will include picking up a beverage, holding a pencil and operating a doorknob. This product will be designed for use by anyone who requires a functional trans-radial prosthetic.Full Story + Show Less –
Our solution to the problem statement includes designing a cost effective, lightweight, functional, aesthetically pleasing, and realistic robotic trans-radial prosthetic that could be produced for amputees who cannot afford more expensive solutions. The benefits offered by our solution would be a cheaper alternative to the expensive existing solutions and a more light-weight model. Our design differs from existing solutions because it will be produced using 3-D printing and Arduino microcontroller technology to reduce costs and decrease weight.