ECG498 No-Penalty Timeline (#2)

 

Each student has to show me a working demo of the minimum requirements before Wednesday, Nov. 16.  Students not meeting theses goals will loose 10% from their final grade (i.e. if you didnít meet this deadline but you get your project to work on time and end up with 95% you get an 85% in the course - one grade lower).  If you meet half the goals you will loose 5% instead of 10%.  Note:  This is the minimum progress required not to loose points.  If you are on schedule you will have much more working than just the minimum requirements.

 

Auto Crash Avoidance System

Deadline #1

Simple micro code (blink LED, use A/D, serial port to hyperterminal)

RF trans/rec work across the lab

Voice IC play a pre-recorded message

Accelerometer (changing voltage with acceleration)

GPS data on PC (hyperterminal)

12V to 5V or 3.3V power supply

Deadline #2

Micro should digitize acceleration and trigger above a threshold

Micro should control voice chip and play back specific messages

Micro should read GPS info, convert ASCII to numbers (Lon & Lat)

Micro should transmit data and be received correctly on other micro

 

Dog Doo Detector

Deadline #1

Simple micro code (blink LED, use A/D, serial port to hyperterminal)

RF trans/rec work across the lab

Accelerometer (changing voltage with acceleration)

IR sensor (changing voltage with distance)

Working low voltage buzzer

Deadline #2

Micro should digitize acceleration and trigger at correct angle

Micro should read IR distance and trigger at correct distance

Micro should transmit data and be received correctly on other micro

 

Car Sun Shade System

Deadline #1

Simple micro code (blink LED, use A/D)

Light sensor (changing voltage with intensity)

Control of stepper motor and driver (manually)

How to mount and balance motor/shade

12V to 5V or 3.3V power supply

Deadline #2

Micro should digitize light sensors and determine sun direction

Micro should move specific motor to specific position (i.e. 0-90 deg)

Sun shade must be mounted to motor for demo

 

Security Robot for the Home

Deadline #1

Simple micro code (blink LED, use A/D)

Robot chassis with camera mounted

DC motor control /driver circuit (speed/direction)

IR sensor (changing voltage with distance)

RF trans/rec work across the lab (video & data)

Microphone amp to few volts

PIR demo (detect movement and direction)

Deadline #2

Robot should turn toward movement

Camera should come when movement or sound is sensed

PC should display video and data info from robot

Robot should move using IR sensors to avoid obstacles

 

Hand Tracking System

Deadline #1

Simple micro code (use timers, use A/D, serial port to hyperterminal)

IR sensor (changing voltage with distance)

US amp and comparator (sound to TTL)

Frame to hold US & IR sensors

Deadline #2

Micro should read IR & US distance from multiple sensors and send to PC

PC should display approximate position of hand

 

Automatic Plant Watering System

Deadline #1

Simple micro code (blink LED, use A/D, serial port for serial LCD)

Pump demo from 5V control signal (maybe speed control)

Demo water level circuit

Demo moisture measuring circuit

Parts for tank, pump, and battery mounting

Deadline #2

Micro should light LED when water level is low

Micro should digitize moisture level and cycle pump as needed

Need to see pump move water from tank to plant

 

Automatic Window Blinds

Deadline #1

Simple micro code (blink LED, use A/D)

IR rec/trans for remote (>10. range)

Control of stepper motor and driver (manually)

Light sensor (changing voltage with distance)

Temp sensor (changing voltage with temperature)

Deadline #2

Micro should digitize light level and temperature

Micro must open and close blinds depending on light & temp

Remote control must open & close blinds

 

Wireless Power Meter for Solar Charging System

Deadline #1

Simple micro code (blink LED, use A/D, serial port for serial LCD)

Circuit to measure voltage and current (DC & 120VAC)

RF trans/rec work across the lab (video & data)

LCD display (generic text)

Solar panel demo

Deadline #2

Trans must send current power usage (or I & V)

Rec must display current power usage on LCD

LEDís must indicate which source to use (Bat, solar, grid)

LEDís must indicate when battery is being charged (demo charging)

 

EPA down-hole datalogger

Deadline #1

Working multi-channel A/D demo

Working multi-channel D/A demo

Method to output desired waveform

Deadline #2

Must output square wave with user defined freq & amp

Must digitize (16 bit) input while outputting square wave

Must show me the datafile (preferably as a graph)

 

REM sleep detector

Deadline #1

Working amp and connections to person (i.e. REM signals are a few volts)

Working way to get data into PC (i.e. sound card, A/D, USB etc.)

Deadline #2

Must have REM signals displayed or saved on a PC