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.
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.
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.
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.
An information indicator based on two-way shape memory alloys
Project member: Devin Pappas, class of 2015, John Leong, Bryam Duque and Max A Orozco
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.
3D printed products for outreach activities like One Spark and Science Fair 2015 as well as JU open house
Group members: Jon Maywood, Weston Miller (class of 2017, ME)
Presentation/Publish: “A 3D printed Ukulele” presented at 29th Annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research April 16 - 18, 2015, Eastern Washington University and JU symposium 2015.
Dry Ionic Polymer Metallic Composite for personal devices
Group members: Devin Pappas (Class of 2015), John Leong, and Bryam Duque
Presentation/Publish: Haptics using a smart material for eyes-free interaction in personal devices, Proceedings of SPIE NDE, Volume 9057: Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2014.
Thanks to Dr. Asaka from ASIC, Japan for providing free samples.
ME-100 ENGINERING ORIENTATION
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-101 COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN
Design a tool that could be used in your daily life, model it by SolidWorks, and use a 3D printer to build it.
Hook to use in dorm room
Credits: Kyle Crews, Nicholas Ohlwein, Jonathan Treco
Cup lid and snack holder in one
Credits: Joseph DeYoung, Alexander Mansfield, Patrick Taylor
Credits: Weston Miller and Jon Maywood
ME-102 ENGINEERING GRAPHICS
Create and build a puzzle from wood by drawing contours in AutoCAD, creating a g-code, and cutting pieces in a CNC router.
Credits: Sergio Aponte, Diego Diaz Sanchez, Cameron Larsson
Credits: Donroy Hall, Theophilus Ominabo, Johnny Villegas
Credits: David Moreno, Christopher Morgan, Josh Pruitt
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
Credits: Michael Smith, Julie Summers
ME-405 FLUID MECHANICS
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 & MANUFACTURING
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
SENIOR DESIGN I/II
Provide a more efficient aide to firefighting and first aid response to the victims by using drones.
Proof of concept launching of fire extinguisher ball using table tennis ball
Credits: Nicole Buczkowski, Christian Carter, Harrison Clark, Kyle Crews, Michelle Espinal
Create a prosthetic for a duck with a missing foot using 3D printer.
Credits: Yanni Cacho
EE-413/414 SENIOR DESIGN I/II
Design & build an autonomous water quality monitoring system to wirelessly collect and store real time, continuous data from a water body.
Credits: Trenton Hasty, Bailey Holbrooks, Madison Shelly