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54 LED Rubik's Cube
Meghan LeMay
Michael Rupp
Bryce Smith final_paper0.docx
final_paper0.pdf
other0.pdf
presentation0.pptx
proposal0.pdf
Michael Rupp netid: mrupp2
Meghan LeMay netid: mmlemay2

For this project we will be making an LED Rubik's Cube. Each sticker on the outside of the Rubix's Cube will be replaced by an LED to signal the color.

Project Modules:

1. Get multicolor LEDs to represent the sides of the Cube.
2. Implement a reset such that the LEDs will revert to a solved Rubix's Cube state.
3. Implementation of six rotation sensors to check for rotations of the Cube
4. Determine an algorithm that can coach the user to solve the LED Rubix's Cube, then implement algorithm in our Cube.

This project should be considered for Senior Design because it is multi-faceted combining design circuitry and a complex puzzle algorithm. There are similar products on the market, however they are touch screen and the cube cannot be manually rotated. The other Cubes also do not implement a solving algorithm.

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.