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58 The Glove
Chenhao Wu
Jiayi Wang
Lei Wang
Luke Wendt design_document0.pdf
Motion tracking technology has been largely used in Virtual Reality Game to offer more engaging experience. Most motion match device enables people to move their hands in virtual world. Based on this, our team think that providing haptical feedback to the contacts with virtual objects enhances the interaction between real world and virtual world.

We plan to build a glove with gyroscope/accelerometer sensors to track the motion of two fingers as well as vibration motors to give feedback to the fingers. Then a micro-controller will collect the raw data from sensors and transmit the data to a computer. The data should be analyzed by a program and an algorithm will calculate the position and movement of fingers as well as output the relative position in virtual world. We will use an existing 3D rendering software to generate the virtual world with a 3-D cubic object and the virtual hand. Conditions like touching the cube and pressing the cube will output a signal sending to a controller to activate the vibration motor on the glove so that to give a haptical feedback to the hand.

S.I.P. (Smart Irrigation Project)

Jackson Lenz, James McMahon

S.I.P. (Smart Irrigation Project)

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Jackson Lenz

James McMahon

Our project is to be a reliable, robust, and intelligent irrigation controller for use in areas where reliable weather prediction, water supply, and power supply are not found.

Upon completion of the project, our device will be able to determine the moisture level of the soil, the water level in a water tank, and the temperature, humidity, insolation, and barometric pressure of the environment. It will perform some processing on the observed environmental factors to determine if rain can be expected soon, Comparing this knowledge to the dampness of the soil and the amount of water in reserves will either trigger a command to begin irrigation or maintain a command to not irrigate the fields. This device will allow farmers to make much more efficient use of precious water and also avoid dehydrating crops to death.

In developing nations, power is also of concern because it is not as readily available as power here in the United States. For that reason, our device will incorporate several amp-hours of energy storage in the form of rechargeable, maintenance-free, lead acid batteries. These batteries will charge while power is available from the grid and discharge when power is no longer available. This will allow for uninterrupted control of irrigation. When power is available from the grid, our device will be powered by the grid. At other times, the batteries will supply the required power.

The project is titled S.I.P. because it will reduce water wasted and will be very power efficient (by extremely conservative estimates, able to run for 70 hours without input from the grid), thus sipping on both power and water.

We welcome all questions and comments regarding our project in its current form.

Thank you all very much for you time and consideration!