Projects


# Title Team Members TA Documents Sponsor
1
Low Cost Distributed Battery Management System
Daksh Saraf
Logan Rosenmayer
Evan Widloski design_review
design_review
proposal
2
Wireless Sensor Array For Forest Fire Detection
Kenneth Noah Adriatico
Steve Mesi
Travis Sauers
Anthony Caton design_review
other
other
proposal
3
BusPlan
Aashish Kapur
Connor Lake
Scott Liu
Evan Widloski design_review
design_review
design_review
design_review
design_review
proposal
4
Integrated Li-ion Battery Sensors
James Wyeth
Karl Mulnik
Evan Widloski design_review
design_review
design_review
proposal
5
Remote Fireworks Launcher
Daniel Middendorf
Michael Hlinka
Trenton Sanford
Kexin Hui design_review
proposal
6
Accessible and Educational Swarm Robotics
John Kan
Liqian Lu
William Null
Dongwei Shi design_review
proposal
7
Mr. Clean Board
James Krein
Thomas Furlong
Soumithri Bala design_review
other
proposal
8
Laundry Alarm
Marcin Horwat
Michelle Lamblin
Thomas Mayer
Hershel Rege design_review
other
other
proposal
9
Electric traditional Chinese musical instrument - Xun
Chi Zhang
Hongyi Li
Yujie Zhou
Zhen Qin design_review
design_review
proposal
10
Automotive Data Logger
Jacob Drewniak
Michael Jang
Evan Widloski design_review
design_review
proposal
11
Wind Turbine Active AC-DC Converter (pitched by Prof. Banerjee)
Alec Biesterfeld
Ben Scrementi
Tyler Rasmussen
Evan Widloski design_review
design_review
other
proposal
12
SENSING OF VITALS FOR ELECTRONIC ANIMAL-ASSISTED THERAPY
Jonathan Peloquin
Sailesh Subashbabu
Ye Dong Kim
Nicholas Ratajczyk design_review
presentation
proposal
13
Improving Prototype for Robotic Animal-Assisted Therapy for Alzheimer’s Patients
Brian Wilens
Divij Nagpaul
James Brown
Zhen Qin design_review
other
other
14
Portable Flower Recognition Device
Qichao Gao
Tianying Zhou
Zekun Wei
Nicholas Ratajczyk design_review
design_review
other
proposal
15
Guitar Buddy
Austin Born
Christopher Horn
Channing Philbrick design_review
other
other
proposal
16
Hawkeye Keyfinders
Kexuan Zou
Mengze Sha
Zeran Zhu
Nicholas Ratajczyk design_review
other
other
other
proposal
17
Dual Coil Wireless Power Transmission for Forestry Vehicles
Anthony Roth
Geri Hasanaj
Timothy Vyhnanek
Zhen Qin
18
Donor Wall illumination
Anita Jung
Sungmin Jang
Zheng Liu
Kexin Hui design_review
other
proposal
19
Autonomous Vehicle with VR Control (upper part)
Kefan Tu
Kewei Sui
Amr Martini design_review
design_review
other
proposal
20
Multi-functional Shoe Cabinet
Haochuan Jiang
Yuguang Chen
Yupei Mao
Dongwei Shi design_review
proposal
21
Bike Generator with Fitness Monitoring
Daniel Davidar
David Zhang
Micheal Westfall
Kexin Hui
22
Self Adjusting Rear-View Mirror
Adam Magier
Derek Wood
Thomas Jarosz
Anthony Caton design_review
other
other
other
23
Accentuating Glass Artwork in the ECEB Lobby
Ansel Higgs
Fadi Al Zuabi
Lance Pan
Evan Widloski design_review
design_review
proposal
24
P2P Bike Sharing Module
Kanchi Shah
Matthew Daniel
Soumithri Bala design_review
other
other
proposal
25
Hands-Free Support for the Visually Impaired
Arrian Movahedi
Napat Sutthasinwong
Yash Agrawal
Kexin Hui design_review
proposal
26
Med-I-Can
Alyssa Dias
Eric Shen
Kyle Hand
Dongwei Shi design_review
proposal
27
Node-Based Range-Extending Recon Drone
Dhruv Diddi
Michael Lally
Thomas Korenchan
Hershel Rege design_review
other
proposal
28
PILLOW: A UNIVERSAL SYSTEM FOR PILL DISPENSING
John Schmidt
Lohitaksh Gupta
Robert Weiner
Anthony Caton design_review
proposal
29
[RFA] ProxiPole: An Electronic Walking Stick for the Visually Impaired
Arvind Kamal
Fernando Hernandez-Campos
Landon Clipp
Anthony Caton design_review
design_review
proposal
30
Get Active Gaming System
Bing Singhsumalee
Carolyn Nye
Madison Wilson
Nicholas Ratajczyk design_review
design_review
other
proposal
31
Environment Aware Bike Light
Guan Qin
Hosang Chun
Siddharth Sharma
Anthony Caton design_review
design_review
proposal
32
AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE WITH VR CONTROL
Chenliang Li
Honglu He
Siping Meng
Amr Martini design_review
design_review
other
proposal
33
Therapalz collar
Benjamin Trang
Bernardo Vargas
Tanvi Modi
Dongwei Shi design_review
other
proposal
35
Power Board for IlliniSat-3
Dongze Lu
Robert Maksimowicz
Zhen Qin design_review
proposal
36
Off-Grid Photovoltaic Generator with Energy Monitoring System
Jack Shea
Robert Parkinson
Ruben Chairez Jr
Zhen Qin design_review
design_review
other
proposal
37
Tennis Swing Analyzer
Guo-Cheng Lo
Heting Gao
Yihong Liu
Amr Martini design_review
proposal
38
Wireless Modular Mixer w/ Bluetooth Connectivity
Jeffrey Woltman
Justin Rienton
William Zhang
Zhen Qin design_review
proposal
39
Enhancing campus dorm security, intruder detecting system.
beixi zhang
Danni Yang
Jaeho Shin
Dongwei Shi design_review
design_review
design_review
proposal
40
Internal Luggage Scale
Jonathan Li
Ryan Owan
Shivaranjani Mouleeswaran
Channing Philbrick design_review
design_review
41
Computer Assisted Gomoku Board
Hanfei Wang
Jiahe Shi
Qianwei Li
Anthony Caton design_review
design_review
other
proposal
42
Electronic Baseball Catcher
Alex Villafuerte
Ivan Gallardo
Kermit Alexander
Nicholas Ratajczyk design_review
design_review
other
43
Autonomous Golf
Thomas Holcomb
William Peterson
Nicholas Ratajczyk design_review
design_review
proposal
44
Reusable Muscle Activation and Degenerative Disease IoT Sensor
Branden Youssef
Caleb McEwen
Kexin Hui design_review
design_review
design_review
design_review
proposal
45
Heads Up Display for MIDI Keyboard
Alexa Hirsch
Andrew Woodruff
Dongwei Shi design_review
design_review
proposal

Propeller-less Multi-rotor

Ignacio Aguirre Panadero, Bree Peng, Leo Yamamae

Propeller-less Multi-rotor

Featured Project

Our project explored the every-expanding field of drones. We wanted to solve a problem with the dangers of plastic propellers as well as explore new method of propulsion for drones.

Our design uses a centrifugal fan design inspired by Samm Shepard's "This is NOT a Propeller" video where he created a centrifugal fan for a radio controlled plane. We were able to design a fan that has a peak output of 550g per fan that is safe when crashing and when the impeller inside damaged.

The chassis and fans are made of laser-cut polystyrene and is powered using brushless motors typically used for radio-controlled helicopters.

The drone uses an Arduino DUE with a custom shield and a PCB to control the system via Electronic Speed Controllers. The drone also has a feedback loop that will try to level the drone using a MPU6050.

We were able to prove that this method of drone propulsion is possible and is safer than using hard plastic propellers.

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