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12 Chalk Robot
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Enyu Luo
Jun Min Leonard Lim
Neil Christanto
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A stand alone two-wheeled (with an extra ball wheel for balance) robot that will take a picture file and draw the outline of the picture on the floor. There are two main parts: the image processing unit and the robot itself. After the image is read, we will convert it to an outline then vectorize it. Then we send the vectors to a microcontroller that will control the two motors, thus controlling the movement of the robot. Since the image doesn't have to be processed in real time, something like raspberry-pi or panda board will work. For the chalk, we will use an actuator in the middle of the robot, with a spring on top of it to make sure that the force exerted on the chalk is pretty much constant. To determine the position of the robot, encoders will be attached to the wheels (the position relative to the starting point is calculated).

Growing Degree Day Monitor

Anthony De Roo, John Habegger, Jay Zhaoyu Yao

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The purpose is to create an inexpensive growing degree day monitor that records temperature and computes growing degree days for a specific farming field during a growing season. This monitor will be placed near a farm field where it will monitor temperature conditions during the growing season. It will record both the ambient air and soil temperatures over the course of day. These temperatures will then be used to calculate the growing degree days. The cumulative number of degree days will then be displayed on either a seven-segment display or this can be downloaded to a computer. This monitor will be powered through a combination of both solar and battery power.