Engineering Projects

Current Projects

Mobile Water Quality Monitoring System

Funded by EPIC 2015-2016, collaborating with Dr. Quinton White (Marine Science) and Dr. Ashley Johnson (GIS), one undergraduate student from each major working with us.

   

Hands-Free Manipulation of Virtual Structures

Members: Dr. Maria Javaid and Trenton Hasty

Abstract: This research work involves the survey of existing technology utilizing which an application to monitor hand movements can be developed. Our aim is to sense the motion and rotation of hand in 3-D. The motivation for this research is to improve the realism and ease in the use of interactive 3-D educational game (ToothPIC) developed by the faculty mentor of this research. Many educational and recreational games require manipulation of virtual structures. Such manipulations involve mouse movement and mouse clicks of control panel buttons we aim to replace that with natural hand movements.

 Proof of concept launching of fire extinguisher ball using table tennis ball

ME-413/414
SENIOR DESIGN I/II
Design Problem
Provide a more efficient aide to firefighting and first aid response to the victims by using drones.
Credits: Nicole Buczkowski, Christian Carter, Harrison Clark, Kyle Crews, Michelle Espinal

Completed Projects

Self tuning parts in an Erhu instrument using shape memory alloys

Project member: Stephen Cowan, class of 2014 worked on this project for his BS thesis

Presentation/publish : work presented at the International Conference on SPIE Smart Structures and Materials + Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring (SPIE Smart Structures/NDE 2015), March 8-12, 2015, San Diego, CA.

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 Optimization of Fabrication of An Ionic Polymer Metallic Composition 

Funded by JU Research Grant 2015-2016, collaborating with Dr. Zhaoyang Huang (Chemistry Department), three undergraduate students (one from engineering department and two from Chemistry department working with us). Thanks to people from Xi’an Jiaotong University China for providing us with samples for preliminary study.

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CLASS PROJECTS

  • 3D-printed products for outreach activities like One Spark and Science Fair 2015, as well as JU Open House.

  • Dr. Andy Ouellette.

  • Presentation/Publish: “A 3D printed Ukulele” presented at the 29th Annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research 2015, Eastern Washington University, and JU Symposium 2015. Group members: Jon Maywood, Weston Miller (class of 2017, ME)

  • ME-101, Computer Aided Design. Students were required to design a tool that could be used in their daily lives, model it by SolidWorks, and use a 3D printer to build it. This is a hook to be used in a dorm room. Credits: Kyle Crews, Nicholas Ohlwein, Jonathan Treco

  • ME-101, Computer Aided Design. Students were required to design a tool that could be used in their daily lives, model it by SolidWorks, and use a 3D printer to build it. This is a cup lid and snack holder in one. Credits: Joseph DeYoung, Alexander Mansfield, Patrick Taylor

  • ME-101, Computer Aided Design. Students were required to design a tool that could be used in their daily lives, model it by SolidWorks, and use a 3D printer to build it. These are Japanese sandals. Credits: Joseph DeYoung, Alexander Mansfield, Patrick Taylor

  • Senior Design Problem: Create a prosthetic for a duck with a missing foot using a 3D printer. Credits: Yanni Cacho

 

  • ME-100, Engineering Orientation. Design Problem: Design and build a bridge by using popsicle sticks that would satisfy the given criteria and carry the maximum amount of load. Credits: Joseph DeYoung, Alexander Mansfield, Christopher Morgan

  • ME-102, Engineering Graphics. Design Problem: Create and build a puzzle from wood by drawing contours in AutoCAD, creating a g-code, and cutting pieces in a CNC router. This is a 3D maze. Credits: Sergio Aponte, Diego Diaz Sanchez, Cameron Larsson

  • ME-102, Engineering Graphics. Design Problem: Create and build a puzzle from wood by drawing contours in AutoCAD, creating a g-code, and cutting pieces in a CNC router. This is a wood airplane. Credits: Donroy Hall, Theophilus Ominabo, Johnny Villegas

  • ME-102, Engineering Graphics. Design Problem: Create and build a puzzle from wood by drawing contours in AutoCAD, creating a g-code, and cutting pieces in a CNC router. This is a planets puzzle. Credits: David Moreno, Christopher Morgan, Josh Pruitt

  • ME-211, Dynamics. Design Problem: Design and build a launcher that would use the angle calculated by a MATLAB code and throw a ping-pong ball to a randomly selected target. Credits: Sergio Aponte, Diego Diaz Sanchez

  • ME-211, Dynamics. Design Problem: Design and build a launcher that would use the angle calculated by a MATLAB code and throw a ping-pong ball to a randomly selected target. Credits: Michael Smith, Julie Summers

  • ME-405, Fluid Mechanics. Design Problem: Design and build a simple tool that would be used to measure an open channel flow. Credits: Christian Carter, Ted Clark

  • ME-410, Mechanical Design and Manufacturing. Design Problem: Design and build a system that would ease the use of a 3D scanner and have a better scan quality. Credits: Chinh Do, Kristopher Lyles