Projects


# Title Team Members TA Professor Documents Sponsor
1
Economic Overnight Outlet
Chester Hall
Jarad Prill
Sabrina Moheydeen
Feiyu Zhang Jonathon Schuh design_document2.pdf
design_document3.pdf
proposal2.pdf
2
Cat Food Dropper
Hailey Cho
Lexie Kolb
Michael Park
Dean Biskup Jonathon Schuh design_document1.pdf
other1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
3
Electricity-Generating Device Retrofitted for Spin Bikes with Wall Outlet Plug Connected to Gym's Grid
Elisa Krause
Raihana Hossain
Tiffany Wang
Bonhyun Ku Arne Fliflet design_document1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
5
Iron Man Mouse
Jeff Chang
Yayati Pahuja
Zhiyuan Yang
Feiyu Zhang Wei He design_document1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
6
Low-cost Active Cell Balancing BMS
Dmitry Ilchenko
Drew Zoghby
Vijay Gopalakrishnan
Bonhyun Ku Jonathon Schuh design_document1.pdf
design_document2.pdf
proposal1.pdf
7
Automated Thermal Battery Cell Tester
Daniel Songer
John Stimpfl
Joon Lee
Stasiu Chyczewski Jonathon Schuh other1.pdf
other2.pdf
proposal1.pdf
8
Automatic Parking Payment Assistant
Daniel Ahn
Freddy Zhang
Mehul Dugar
Dean Biskup Wei He design_document1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
9
EpiCap - a wearable EEG device
Casey Bryniarski
Qihang Zhao
Shiru Shong
Josephine Melia Jonathon Schuh design_document1.pdf
design_document2.pdf
design_document3.pdf
proposal1.pdf
10
Advanced Interface Box for Solar Panels
Maram Safi
Nikhil Sebastian
Sydney Li
Evan Widloski Jonathon Schuh design_document1.pdf
design_document2.pdf
design_document3.pdf
proposal1.pdf
11
Reflectance Transformation Imaging Dome
Alexander Calmas
Hadrian Doromal
John Ducham
Evan Widloski Arne Fliflet design_document1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
12
Particulate Matter Sensor Node RFA
David Young
Mahip Deora
Zachary Plumley
Josephine Melia Arne Fliflet design_document1.pdf
design_document2.pdf
proposal1.pdf
13
Bubz, a 12-lead Wire-free EKG
Jack Rueth
Madhavan Nair
Samhita Inampudi
Josephine Melia Jonathon Schuh design_document1.pdf
other1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
14
ECG Shirt
Pakhi Gupta
Pooja Bhagchandani
Ruthvik Reddy Kadiri
Josephine Melia Arne Fliflet design_document1.pdf
design_document2.pdf
proposal1.pdf
15
USB Controlled Appliances
Nagarjun Kumar
Peter Jin
Riley Baker
Dean Biskup Wei He design_document1.pdf
design_document2.pdf
design_document3.pdf
proposal2.pdf
proposal3.pdf
16
Handsfree Following Cart
Anudeep Ekkurthi
Matthew Sun-Yu Mo
Vincent Sorrentino
Stasiu Chyczewski Wei He design_document2.pdf
proposal1.pdf
17
PillSafe - Smart Pillbox Lid
Apoorva Nadella
Sumuk Rao
Yan-Jun Fang
William Zhang Arne Fliflet design_document1.pdf
design_document2.pdf
proposal1.pdf
video1.mp4
18
Affordable Analog Synthesizer
Breanne Warner
Michael Jamrozy
Yash Bhushappagala
Feiyu Zhang Jonathon Schuh design_document1.pdf
design_document2.pdf
proposal1.pdf
19
Wearable communication device for deaf/mute
Andrew Ko
Minho Lee
Yihan Ruan
Stasiu Chyczewski Arne Fliflet design_document1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
20
Angling Blinds
Chaehee Lim
Kevin Choi
Kevin Yu
Dean Biskup Wei He design_document1.pdf
design_document2.pdf
design_document3.pdf
proposal1.pdf
21
Player Tracking Camera
Aksh Gupta
Oreoluwa Sunmola
Shivang Charan
Feiyu Zhang Wei He design_document1.pdf
design_document2.pdf
proposal1.pdf
22
Covid-Safe/Self-Cleaning Fitting Room
Arin Manav
Bill Heniades
Ege Dora Guler
William Zhang Arne Fliflet design_document1.pdf
design_document2.pdf
proposal1.pdf
23
AUTO PLAYING BOARD GAMES
Kevin Villanueva
Nicholas Rappe
Rafal Czech
Dean Biskup Wei He design_document1.pdf
design_document2.pdf
other1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
24
Educational Entanglement Device
Andrew Situ
Benjamin Kassel
Ian Skirkey
Josephine Melia Arne Fliflet design_document1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
25
Wheelin and Dealin
Leo Chen
Megan Shapland
Soham Makani
William Zhang Wei He design_document1.pdf
design_document2.pdf
proposal1.pdf
26
Motor-Aided Wheelchair
Guangxun Zhai
Jiacheng Huang
Zilin Zhao
William Zhang Arne Fliflet design_document1.pdf
design_document2.pdf
proposal1.pdf
27
Real-Time Sign Language Translator
Gene Lee
Kaelan To
Bonhyun Ku Wei He design_document1.pdf
design_document2.pdf
proposal1.pdf
28
Synth + Guitar Multivoicer Pedal using DSP
Danielle Lange
Ishan Jain
Madhav Khirwar
Feiyu Zhang Jonathon Schuh design_document1.pdf
design_document2.pdf
design_document4.pdf
other1.pdf

Cloud-controlled quadcopter

Anuraag Vankayala, Amrutha Vasili

Cloud-controlled quadcopter

Featured Project

Idea:

To build a GPS-assisted, cloud-controlled quadcopter, for consumer-friendly aerial photography.

Design/Build:

We will be building a quad from the frame up. The four motors will each have electronic speed controllers,to balance and handle control inputs received from an 8-bit microcontroller(AP),required for its flight. The firmware will be tweaked slightly to allow flight modes that our project specifically requires. A companion computer such as the Erle Brain will be connected to the AP and to the cloud(EC2). We will build a codebase for the flight controller to navigate the quad. This would involve sending messages as per the MAVLink spec for sUAS between the companion computer and the AP to poll sensor data , voltage information , etc. The companion computer will also talk to the cloud via a UDP port to receive requests and process them via our code. Users make requests for media capture via a phone app that talks to the cloud via an internet connection.

Why is it worth doing:

There is currently no consumer-friendly solution that provides or lets anyone capture aerial photographs of them/their family/a nearby event via a simple tap on a phone. In fact, present day off-the-shelf alternatives offer relatively expensive solutions that require owning and carrying bulky equipment such as the quads/remotes. Our idea allows for safe and responsible use of drones as our proposed solution is autonomous, has several safety features, is context aware(terrain information , no fly zones , NOTAMs , etc.) and integrates with the federal airspace seamlessly.

End Product:

Quads that are ready for the connected world and are capable to fly autonomously, from the user standpoint, and can perform maneuvers safely with a very simplistic UI for the common user. Specifically, quads which are deployed on user's demand, without the hassle of ownership.

Similar products and comparison:

Current solutions include RTF (ready to fly) quads such as the DJI Phantom and the Kickstarter project, Lily,that are heavily user-dependent or user-centric.The Phantom requires you to carry a bulky remote with multiple antennas. Moreover,the flight radius could be reduced by interference from nearby conditions.Lily requires the user to carry a tracking device on them. You can not have Lily shoot a subject that is not you. Lily can have a maximum altitude of 15 m above you and that is below the tree line,prone to crashes.

Our solution differs in several ways.Our solution intends to be location and/or event-centric. We propose that the users need not own quads and user can capture a moment with a phone.As long as any of the users are in the service area and the weather conditions are permissible, safety and knowledge of controlling the quad are all abstracted. The only question left to the user is what should be in the picture at a given time.

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