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16 Autonomous Dog Entertainment
Aimee Rogala
Mary Abbott
Robert Scheuneman
Luke Wendt design_document0.pdf
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Dogs are often left at home alone for periods of time when their owner needs to leave the house. This can cause a dog to become anxious or bored, which can then lead to the dog acting out and chewing on the furniture or causing some other damage throughout the house. We want to develop a device that will entertain the dog with minimal interaction from the owner. Our device will utilize movement and sound to attract a dog’s attention. The device will be able to navigate throughout the house by using IR sensors on the vehicle in order to avoid obstacles. Most devices currently on the market require a higher level of user interaction, which we are trying to avoid with our product. Furthermore, our product has a durable design that is built for the rougher playing style of a dog while still able to avoid obstacles autonomously and operate when dropped in any orientation.

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.