Projects


# Title Team Members TA Professor Documents Sponsor
1
Dynamic Legged Robot
Northrop Grumman Best Project Award
Ahsan Qureshi
Joseph Byrnes
Kanyon Edvall
David Hanley Casey Smith design_document1.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
presentation1.pptx
proposal1.pdf
video
2
Midi Sequencer with Linear Motorized Potentiometers
Devin Alexander
Martin Lamping
Nathan Zychal
Christopher Horn Casey Smith other4.pdf
other5.pdf
other6.pdf
presentation1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
3
Standalone Steering Wheel for Solar Racing Vehicle
Honorable Mention
Anthony Rodriguez
Jonathan Mullen
Christopher Horn Jing Jiang photo1.jpg
proposal1.docx
video
Illini Solar Car
4
Motorized Imaging System for Plant Root Research
Honorable Mention
Jimmy He
Nachiket Joshi
Nathaniel Keri
Kyle Michal Jing Jiang appendix1.zip
design_document3.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
presentation1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
5
Passive Radar
Benjamin Du
Kyle Rogers
Rushik Desai
Kyle Michal Michael Oelze design_document3.pdf
final_paper3.pdf
other3.zip
other2.pdf
presentation1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
6
Automated Specialized Coffee Machine
Brandon Eubanks
Justin Yang
Sachin Kasyap Parsa
Channing Philbrick Michael Oelze final_paper2.pdf
photo1.jpeg
presentation1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
7
Solar Cooler
Hanfei Deng
Karim El-Najjar
Kunjie Zhao
Mengze Sha Arne Fliflet design_document2.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
other1.pdf
presentation1.pptx
proposal1.pdf
8
Wirelessly Synchronizing LED Mickey Mouse Ears
Ian Napp
Kaitlin Vlasaty
Hershel Rege Casey Smith design_document2.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
presentation1.pptx
proposal1.pdf
9
Human Turntable
Daniel Kalinin
Daniel Zhang
Jacob Taylor
Anthony Caton Michael Oelze design_document2.pdf
design_document3.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
presentation1.pptx
10
Solar-Powered Streetlights with Doppler Control
Honorable Mention
Brian Keegan
Corey Weil
Joshua Song
Anthony Caton Arne Fliflet design_document1.pdf
design_document2.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
other1.pdf
presentation1.pptx
proposal1.pdf
video1.mp4
11
Modules for Safe Power Distribution in an Electric Vehicle
Honorable Mention
Amalia Dungey
Richa Vijayvergiya
Siye Cen
Christopher Horn Casey Smith design_document1.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
other1.pdf
presentation1.pptx
proposal1.pdf
Illini Solar Car
12
Shoe Sorting Robot
Jinghan Guo
Mingxi Zou
Quanhua Huang
Zhen Qin Jing Jiang design_document1.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
other2.pdf
other3.pdf
other1.pdf
presentation1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
14
Master Bus Processor
Texas Instruments Instructor Award
Clay Kaiser
Philip Macias
Richard Mannion
Zhen Qin Casey Smith design_document1.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
photo1.jpg
presentation1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
video
video
video
video
video
15
Theremixer - Theremin DJ Controller
Akhil Reddy
Karthikeya Achar
Shiv Kapur
Zhen Qin Michael Oelze design_document1.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
presentation1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
16
TRAFFIC CONTROL SMART SYSTEM
Maria Pilar Galainena Marin
Mohit Rawat
William Wang
Dongwei Shi Michael Oelze design_document1.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
presentation1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
17
Automatic Parking Monitoring and Assistance for city of Champaign
Bo Wang
Christopher Santoso
Ximin Lin
John Kan Jing Jiang appendix1.ino
other1.pdf
other2.pdf
photo1.pdf
presentation1.pdf
proposal2.pdf
18
Electronically Enhanced Blind Probing Cane
Angela Park
Christian Reyes
Yu Zhang
Anthony Caton Arne Fliflet design_document1.pdf
design_document2.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
final_paper2.pdf
other1.pdf
presentation1.pptx
proposal1.pdf
19
FOAM PRESSURE-SENSOR BASED CONTROL METHOD FOR CONTROLLING PROSTHETIC HANDS
Honorable Mention
Enliang Li
Yangge Li
Zhoushi Zhu
Amr Martini Michael Oelze design_document4.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
photo1.jpg
presentation1.pptx
proposal1.pdf
video1.mp4
video2.mp4
video3.mp4
20
Safe And Sound: A Precision First Base Umpire (updated)
Quentin Klingler
Ryan Plyman
Timothy Press
Thomas Furlong Arne Fliflet design_document2.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
presentation1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
21
SignalMe
Derrick Miller
Paloma Contreras Porras
Wonyong Lee
Anthony Caton Arne Fliflet design_document1.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
other2.pdf
other1.pdf
presentation1.pptx
proposal2.pdf
video1.mp4
video2.mp4
video3.mp4
video4.mp4
22
Intuitive and Ergonomic Gesture-Based Drone Controller
Adam Poindexter
Elaine Houha
Channing Philbrick Arne Fliflet design_document1.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
photo1.HEIC
presentation1.pptx
proposal1.pdf
23
Self-adjusting Cap
Minghao Liu
Shuhan Li
Yichen Gu
John Kan Arne Fliflet appendix1.txt
design_document1.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
other2.pdf
presentation3.pptx
proposal1.pdf
video
24
Power Board for Illini-Sat3
Honorable Mention
Andrew Wistrand
Christopher Kang
Daniel Halperin
Channing Philbrick Michael Oelze design_document2.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
presentation1.pptx
proposal1.pdf
LASSI
25
Fast Towel Disinfecting Cabinet
Christopher Willenborg
Harsh Agrawal
Yujie Wang
Kyle Michal Jing Jiang design_document4.pdf
final_paper2.pdf
presentation1.pptx
proposal2.pdf
26
Enkidu Bike Locker
Jiahao Chen
Shijie He
Zhengyu Ji
Mengze Sha Michael Oelze design_document2.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
video1.mp4
27
Traffic Sensing Bicycle Light
Anchu Zhu
Jiawen Chen
Yijun Gan
Anthony Caton Michael Oelze design_document4.pdf
design_document5.pdf
design_document1.pdf
design_document2.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
other1.pdf
presentation1.pptx
proposal1.pdf
video1.mp4
Micron
28
Automatic Secure Locker
Jiaxuan Liu
Yanlin Chen
Thomas Furlong Jing Jiang design_document4.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
other1.pdf
presentation1.pptx
proposal1.pdf
29
Interactive Mirror Display
Hiraal Doshi Milankumar
Pamela Sanan
Stephen Hurwit
Nicholas Ratajczyk Michael Oelze design_document2.pdf
final_paper2.pdf
other1.pdf
photo1.jpg
presentation1.pptx
proposal1.pdf
30
Gesture controlled robot
Arvind Vijaykumar
Bofan Yang
Qinlun Luan
David Hanley Jing Jiang final_paper1.pdf
other1.pdf
other2.docx
presentation1.pptx
proposal1.pdf
31
Virtually Trained Self-Balancing Pole System
Henry Thompson
Kishora Adimulam
Mason Ryan
Amr Martini Jing Jiang design_document2.pdf
final_paper3.pdf
other2.pdf
other1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
video
32
Parents of the Future (revised)
Damian Komosa
Sasan Erfan
Yarshun Jayakumar
David Null Arne Fliflet design_document2.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
presentation1.pptx
proposal1.pdf
33
Temperature sensor network for thermostat control
Haige Chen
Heming Wang
Ryan Finley
Dongwei Shi Jing Jiang design_document1.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
presentation1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
34
ThereminFreaks - Theremin Rhythm Game
Esteban Looser-Rojas
Michael Recklein
Yhoas Olivas Hernandez
Amr Martini Michael Oelze appendix2.pdf
design_document1.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
photo1.jpg
photo2.jpg
presentation2.pdf
proposal1.pdf
35
Variable Speed Sump Pump
Carolyn Petersen
Edward Villasenor
Amr Martini Arne Fliflet design_document2.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
presentation1.pdf
proposal3.pdf
36
Thermally Activated Display
Amitesh Srivastava
Joseph Espino
Santiago Puertolas
Hershel Rege Casey Smith design_document1.pdf
design_document2.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
other1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
37
Smart Electric Toothpaste Dispenser
Jianqiao Xiao
Yusheng Wei
Zhaoying Du
David Hanley Jing Jiang appendix1.ino
design_document1.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
presentation1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
video
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
38
Automatic Toothpaste Dispenser
Haoyu Tian
Renjie Fan
Yanbo Chen
Soumithri Bala Jing Jiang design_document3.pdf
design_document4.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
photo1.jpg
presentation1.pptx
proposal1.pdf
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
39
Bird Box Project
Kevin Chen
Maria Nacenta Fernandez
Michael Zhang
Christopher Horn Arne Fliflet design_document1.pdf
design_document2.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
other1.pdf
presentation1.pptx
proposal1.pdf
40
Hands Free Drink Mixer
Honorable Mention
Dave Ha
Eric Mysliwiec
Matthew Gross
Channing Philbrick Arne Fliflet final_paper2.pdf
presentation1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
video1.txt
video
41
Water Contamination Detection and Alerting System for a Boat
Junik Kim
Nelson Lao
Samuel Hung
David Null Jing Jiang design_document1.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
presentation1.pptx
proposal1.pdf
42
Cat Collar
Ching Chieh Yang
Junnun Safoan
Taha Anwar
Dongwei Shi Michael Oelze design_document2.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
presentation1.pptx
proposal1.pdf
43
Gait Controlled Treadmill
Charles Lewis
Jacob Pruiett
Jiangtian Feng
Anthony Caton Michael Oelze design_document4.pdf
final_paper1.docx
final_paper2.pdf
presentation2.pptx
proposal2.pdf
44
POWER-SAVING MODULAR LIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM FOR EXISTING INFRASTRUCTURE
Ibrahim Odeh
Konrad Woo
Rohan Tikmany
Amr Martini Arne Fliflet appendix1.pdf
design_document4.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
other1.pdf
presentation1.pptx
proposal1.pdf
46
Low-Cost Head-Tracking Headphones
Cary Zhu
Molly Fane
Sally Zhou
Zhen Qin Arne Fliflet design_document3.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
presentation1.pptx
proposal1.pdf
47
CONNECTED PIEZO ELECTRIC PRESSURE SENSING SHOE
Alan Lee
Gerald Kozel
Kyle Michal Arne Fliflet design_document1.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
presentation1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
48
Assistive Shogi Board
Maxim Papushin
Rahul Rameshbabu
David Hanley Casey Smith final_paper1.pdf
other2.gz
presentation1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
49
Automated Boba Station
Hunter Huynh
Jordan Wu
Timothy Ko
John Kan Michael Oelze appendix2.pdf
design_document1.pdf
final_paper2.pdf
presentation1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
50
Indoor noise monitor
Quan Liu
William Xu
Ziyao Li
Zhen Qin Casey Smith design_document1.pdf
design_document2.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
presentation1.pptx
proposal1.pdf
51
Self-Logging Backpack
Harry Arakkal
Suhaas Yerapathi
Amr Martini Casey Smith appendix1.zip
design_document1.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
presentation2.pdf
proposal1.pdf
52
Auto-Open Drawer
David Stone
Levi Applebaum
YoungJoo (Jay) Yoon
Soumithri Bala Arne Fliflet design_document1.pdf
design_document2.pdf
design_document3.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
presentation1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
53
FPV Drone shooting game
Jiarong Bai
Kainan Yu
Yixuan Wang
David Null Arne Fliflet appendix1.zip
design_document1.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
other2.pdf
other3.key
other4.key
other1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
54
Soccer Team Gameplay Metrics
Regis Lato
Shixing Ma
Yi Rui Zhao
Dongwei Shi Arne Fliflet design_document1.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
other1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
Micron
55
Reconnaissance robot (SCD pitch)
Shenyi Wang
Sophie Jin
Xuqing Sun
David Hanley Arne Fliflet design_document3.pdf
other3.pdf
presentation1.pptx
proposal1.pdf
Siebel Center for Design
56
Water Quality Monitoring
Luis Navarro Velasco
Marina Manrique Lopez Rey
David Null Jing Jiang design_document1.pdf
design_document2.pdf
design_document3.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
57
Wearable Smoke/CO Detector for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Michael Loftis
Mohammad Adiprayogo
Mengze Sha Arne Fliflet design_document1.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
presentation3.pptx
proposal1.pdf
58
Weld Gun Spatial Tracking System
Haoyong Lan
Xingjian Zhao
Zheyuan Hu
David Hanley Jing Jiang final_paper2.pdf
final_paper3.pdf
presentation2.pptx
proposal1.pdf
Illinois Tool Works Inc.
59
Parking Reservation System
Manjesh Mogallapalli
Ojus Deshmukh
Vivek Calambur
Kyle Michal Arne Fliflet design_document2.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
presentation1.pptx
proposal1.pdf
video
60
Mousr Autonomous Docking
Justin Li
Robert Malito
Yuhao Liu
Soumithri Bala Jing Jiang design_document1.pdf
design_document2.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
61
Internet Connected Chess Board
Jeffrey Ito
Joel Mathews
Ritish Raje
Thomas Furlong Michael Oelze design_document1.pdf
design_document2.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
other1.pdf
presentation1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
62
Electronic Chip/Betting System
Anand Giridharan
Umang Chavan
Varun Pitta
Nicholas Ratajczyk Arne Fliflet design_document1.pdf
design_document2.pdf
design_document3.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
presentation1.pptx
proposal1.pdf
64
Sydekick - The interactive, fun, and educational robot for those on the autism spectrum
Bala Chandrasekaran
Rohan Mohapatra
Sam Feizi
David Hanley Arne Fliflet final_paper1.pdf
presentation1.pptx
proposal1.pdf
65
Autonomous delivery robot (pitched by yummy-future)
Jue Ni
Ningyuan Du
Wuwen Wang
Zhen Qin Arne Fliflet design_document1.pdf
design_document2.pdf
design_document3.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
final_paper2.pdf
presentation1.pptx
presentation2.pptx
proposal1.pdf
66
Smart Exercising Assistant
Akhil Kandimalla
Platon Slynko
William Gammon
Kyle Michal Arne Fliflet other1.docx
other2.docx
other3.ino
other4.sch
other5.brd
proposal1.pdf
67
VR Hand Simulator
Alex Brannick
Daryl Drake
Dongwei Shi Casey Smith design_document5.pdf
final_paper2.pdf
presentation1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
68
Stereo Phase Corrector: Stereo-way to Heaven
David Simley
Rosemary Montgomery
Kyle Michal Michael Oelze design_document1.pdf
design_document2.pdf
design_document3.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
presentation1.pptx
proposal1.pdf
proposal2.pdf
69
BALL RETURN PUTTING MAT WITH SCOREKEEPER
Benjamin Cannistraro
Christopher Bell
Soumithri Bala Michael Oelze design_document1.pdf
design_document2.pdf
final_paper1.docx
other1.pdf
other2.pdf
presentation1.pdf
70
WiFi Mousr
Isabel Ugedo Perez
Marc Abraldes Velasco
Nicholas Thoele
Hershel Rege Jing Jiang design_document1.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
presentation1.pptx
proposal1.pdf
71
Gloves That Allow You To 'Feel' Electromagnetic Fields
Baleigh Clark
Bryn Carroll
Prabhakar Zutshi
Anthony Caton Michael Oelze design_document4.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
presentation2.pptx
proposal1.pdf
72
Safe walk hat
Taehwa Kim
Woo Young Choi
Yong Jun Lee
Dongwei Shi Michael Oelze design_document1.pdf
design_document3.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
other1.pdf
73
Indoor Navigation for the Visually Impaired
Akhil Alapaty
Kushagra Tiwary
Saleh Ahmad
David Hanley Michael Oelze final_paper1.pdf
presentation1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
75
Electric Stove Power and Fire Control
Alan Zhu
Kyung-Hoon Han
Shubhit Dharnidharka
Thomas Furlong Arne Fliflet design_document1.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
other1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
76
STATE ESTIMATION IN MULTI-AGENT PARTIALLY-OBSERVABLE ENVIRONMENT
Junwon Choi
Kourosh Arasteh
Amr Martini Jing Jiang design_document1.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
presentation1.pdf
presentation2.pdf
proposal1.pdf
77
MicroMOUSR
Andrew Betbadal
Katelyn Schoedl
Nicholas Radler
Amr Martini Jing Jiang design_document3.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
other1.pdf
photo1.pdf
presentation1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
78
HCESC Sponsored Comprehensive Medical Tool Attachment for VR
Corey Zeinstra
Mingrui Zhou
Vignesh Gopal
Mengze Sha Jing Jiang design_document2.pdf
design_document3.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
79
Continuously Recording Microphone
Brian Song
James Chen
Dongwei Shi Jing Jiang design_document3.pdf
final_paper2.pdf
presentation2.pptx
proposal1.pdf
80
Motorized Assistive Track Lighting
Adithya Bellary
Ethan Hickman
Pratik Ainapure
Zhen Qin Arne Fliflet design_document1.pdf
design_document2.pdf
design_document3.pdf
design_document4.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
final_paper2.pdf
proposal1.pdf
81
Heart and Lung sound sensing shirt
Abhiyash Nibber
Hesham Alramahi
Marc Backas
Hershel Rege Arne Fliflet design_document1.pdf
design_document2.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
other1.pdf
proposal1.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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