Calendar

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8/26
First class meeting 4:00p - 5:50p 3002 ECEB
Initial Post due 11:59p
9/2
Second class meeting 4:00p - 5:50p 3002 ECEB
9/9
Third class meeting 4:00p - 5:50p 3002 ECEB
Project approval due 4:45p
9/16
Fourth class meeting 4:00p - 5:50p 1002 ECEB
Proposals due 11:59p
9/23
Eagle assignment due 11:59p
9/30
Design Document Check
Jiang: 2032
Design Document Check
Fliflet: 2072
Design Document Check
He: 2074
Design Document Check
Jiang: 2032
Design Document Check
Fliflet: 2072
Design Document Check
He: 2074
Design Document due 11:59p
10/7
Design Review
Jiang: 2032
Design Review
Fliflet: 2072
Design Review
He: 2074
Design Review
Jiang: 2032
Design Review
Fliflet: 2072
Design Review
He: 2074
Design Review
Jiang: 2032
Design Review
Fliflet: 2072
Design Review
He: 2074
10/14
10/21
10/28
11/4
Presentation Workshop 6:00p ECEB 1013
11/11
11/18
Mock demo During weekly TA mtg
Mock demo During weekly TA mtg
Mock demo During weekly TA mtg
Mock demo During weekly TA mtg
Mock demo During weekly TA mtg
11/25
Fall Break
Fall Break
Fall Break
Fall Break
Fall Break
12/2
Final Demo 2070 ECEB
Final Demo 2070 ECEB
Final Demo 2070 ECEB
12/9
Extra Credit Poster Session 3:30p - 5:30p ECEB Lobby
Final papers due 11:59p
Lab Notebook Due due 3:00p - 4:30p 2070 ECEB
Lab checkout 3:00p - 4:30p 2070 ECEB
Award Ceremony and Pizza 4:30p - 5:30p 3002 ECEB

Smart Frisbee

Ryan Moser, Blake Yerkes, James Younce

Smart Frisbee

Featured Project

The idea of this project would be to improve upon the 395 project ‘Smart Frisbee’ done by a group that included James Younce. The improvements would be to create a wristband with low power / short range RF capabilities that would be able to transmit a user ID to the frisbee, allowing the frisbee to know what player is holding it. Furthermore, the PCB from the 395 course would be used as a point of reference, but significantly redesigned in order to introduce the transceiver, a high accuracy GPS module, and any other parts that could be modified to decrease power consumption. The frisbee’s current sensors are a GPS module, and an MPU 6050, which houses an accelerometer and gyroscope.

The software of the system on the frisbee would be redesigned and optimized to record various statistics as well as improve gameplay tracking features for teams and individual players. These statistics could be player specific events such as the number of throws, number of catches, longest throw, fastest throw, most goals, etc.

The new hardware would improve the frisbee’s ability to properly moderate gameplay and improve “housekeeping”, such as ensuring that an interception by the other team in the end zone would not be counted as a score. Further improvements would be seen on the software side, as the frisbee in it’s current iteration will score as long as the frisbee was thrown over the endzone, and the only way to eliminate false goals is to press a button within a 10 second window after the goal.