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ENT Senior Design Day 2023

Student teams conduct major open-ended research and design projects. Elements of the design process including establishment of objectives, synthesis, analysis, and evaluation are integral parts of the capstone. Real-world constraints such as economical and societal factors, marketability, ergonomics, safety, aesthetics, and ethics are also integral parts of the capstone. ENT 497: feasibility studies performed; ENT 498: implementation, testing, and production of design.

Through the Lens

Through the Lens On April 28, ENT seniors shared their research results and presented design projects to ENT alumni and community partners.

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Presentation Schedule and Project Descriptions:

9:30 a.m.
Melt Trax System

Students: Cory Coats and Trevor Jones
Advisors: Rob Speckert and Ayo Abatan

The Melt Trax System is an above ground hydronic system designed to melt snow and ice off driveways and sidewalks that can be added to existing residential driveways. It utilizes the use of a hot water heater and a pump to allow a water and antifreeze mixture to flow through tubing that is snapped into interlocking tiles. 

9:30 a.m.
Solar Heater

Students: Michael Vanderyt and Mingsu Lin
Advisor: Reza Abrishambaf

The purpose of this project is to provide analysis to determine if a solar heater can be manufactured to meet the demands of heating in various applications in a cost-effective and efficient manner. This will be determined using engineering principles and project management by way of research, design, development and experimenting to acquire real time data. 

test-chamber.jpg10 a.m.
Climate Controlled Test Chamber for GH Testing

Students: Israel Adamson, Theo Cox, and Jason Weaver
Advisors: Rob Speckert and Ayo Abatan

Student engineers designed and built a climate-controlled test chamber for GH Testing in Fairfield Ohio. This chamber will allow GH Testing to perform atmospheric testing on a multitude of products – a few of these products are Tide Laundry Detergent packaging and also MandM Candy packaging. The compact design of this chamber will allow GH Testing to roll the chamber to different sections of the shop floor with ease.  

10 a.m.
Effortless: Assistive Power Device

Students: Jacob Clubb, Amadou Diop, and Merveille Kavota
Advisor: Mert Bal

The purpose of this project is to provide companies a safe, affordable, and durable cart that will reduce the physical strain put on employees performing day to day tasks while on the job. Student engineers designed a product prototype that is sturdy, easy to use, affordable and most importantly reduces physical effort on behalf of employees thus reducing the risk of a sprain or strain injury for a company.

10:30 a.m.
MirrorBot: Robotic (Drone) Power Line Inspection

Student: Joshua Duncan
Advisors: Meena Narayan, Rob Speckert, and Ayo Abatan

The student engineer designed and built a motion sensor controlled mobile 6 DoF robotic arm system used for power line inspection and minor repair with the support of a grant from Duke Energy. Python coding was used to integrate the sensors, camera, robot, and controller into an easy to use, reliable system. This project has many potential applications where a remote-controlled robotic system is necessary.  

10:30 a.m.
Segment Monitoring

Students: Gordon Winland III and Hunter Bour
Advisor: Reza Abrishambaf

The objective of the project is to collect and analyze vibration of a bearing. The goals of the project include analyzing the data effectively. Being able to determine a bearing failure or being able to predict before this was to happen. With there being many variables that are able to affect the vibration analysis we have to continually monitor the data over the course of a month.

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Object Recognition and Sorting System

Students: Randy Pheng and Charles Watkins
Advisor: Mert Bal

Student engineers designed and developed an object tracking and sorting system using engineering principles and management skills they learned at their Miami courses. The system uses a Cognex In-Sight 2000 Vision Sensor to track objects. The camera is attached to a conveyor with an actuator system designed by the students.

11 a.m.
Festo Meclab

Students: Richard Borgman, Braden Fry, and Delmer Sparks
Advisor: Reza Abrishambaf

The overall purpose of this project is to create laboratory exercises and learning concepts that allow distance learning students to participate using the FESTO MecLab Kit. Covid-19 has affected  many people in different ways across the globe.Student engineers designed a prototype laboratory kit that would suit hands-on learning from our home through online education.

battle-bot.jpg11:30 a.m.
Battle Bot

Students: Mason Steck, Jonathan Regner, William Niehaus and Ryan Golembiewski
Advisor: Gary Drigel

Student engineers designed, manufactured, and tested a prototype battle-oriented robot. They followed the requirements for competition that will take place before Senior Design Day. The robot will compete against other teams as a measure of their success.

11:30 a.m.
Testing and Redesign of Motorcycle Helmets for Improved Ventilation

Students: Landon Johnson, Garrett Esposito, and Rolando Guigni
Advisor: Mert Bal

The goal of this project is to complete a research study on motorcycle helmet ventilation and design a solution to an overheating helmet atmosphere. Student engineers performed analytical research on helmet ventilation and found out which type of helmets perform best. They proposed helmet design revision as solutions to improve ventilation for the users.

1:30 p.m.
Binder Jet Technology and Putter Analysis

Students: Tyler Nicodemus and Cole Brogan
Advisor: Gary Drigel

Student engineers researched, evaluated, and designed experiments around the application and adoption of binder jetting technology to print metallic parts. They produced a putter as a demonstration piece and evaluated its properties.

1:30 p.m.
Automatic Watering System

Students: Megan Davis and Angelo DeMary
Advisor: Mert Bal

This project proposes an Automatic Watering System solution that is easily scalable to small or large applications. The purpose of this project is to improve watering systems to be smarter and more self-sufficient. People are constantly running out of time and don’t have time to do small tedious tasks. Having a watering system that knows when your plants really need watering is important because it can save on watering costs and will help when it comes to conserving water.

2 p.m.
Inclined CNC Router

Students: Thomas Rinck, Conner Engle, Bryce Osborne, and Nicholas Gardner 
Advisor: Gary Drigel

Student engineers designed, manufactured, and tested an inclined CNC router. This can be used to cut wood and other materials - the goal was to build a cost-effective CNC router that saves space in a workshop or garage by mounting it to a wall.

2 p.m.
Amazon Locker System

Students: Justin Colon Figueroa, Zack Loeber, and Zane Shumar 
Advisor: Reza Abrishambaf

The objective of this project was to design a system that serves two purposes. First, a gate locking system that only allows access to those with the proper credentials. Second, an inventory system that will be used to log parts taken from the inventory area that are utilized by CandW Services to make repairs to critical Amazon conveyance systems. Both systems are being run by a single Raspberry Pi 4B and the language behind the software is Python.

2:30 p.m.
Leveling Mechanism for Portable VTOL Vertiport

Students: Rachel Greenberg and Fong Jiang
Advisor: Gary Drigel

Students have designed and manufactured a prototype leveling mechanism that measures streaming acceleration data which compensates for slope gradient, creating a leveled surface for Vertical Take-Off Landing (VTOL) vehicles. The project aims to provide a reliable take-off and landing area for lightweight aerial vehicles in unsuitable terrains.

2:30 p.m.
Analysis of 3D Printed Part Dimensions and Tolerances

Students: Omar Eddins, Collin Fewell, Brenda Leke, and Eduardo Medina
Advisor: Mert Bal

This project revolves around the technology of 3D printers and how to best operate them. The goal of the project is to have the printer come out with the most accurate prints based on the 3D models that are designed. Student engineers have designed a set of experiments to analyze 3D printed parts that are fabricated through various conditions,using multiple variables for dimensional accuracy. They documented results of the study by testing each printed product, and carried out their analysis through statistical methods and machine learning algorithms. 

3 p.m.
Electric Guitar Prototype

Students: Adam Graham, Evan Goddard, and Kyle Anderson
Advisor: Gary Drigel

Student engineers designed, assembled, and tested a working prototype electric guitar. The evaluation of success of this project was determined by measurement of sound output, string vibration, and other parameters.

3 p.m.
Solar Bicycle Charging System

Students:Abel Beyene and Isaac Tekle
Advisor: Mert Bal

Student engineers have designed, modified, and programmed a solar powered electric bike. The solar powered electric bike can help users to not stress about finding a charging station. 

3:30 p.m.
Door Frame Spreader Safety Device

Students: Mason Ruhl, Joshua Pilcher, and Seph Swaenepoel
Advisor: Gary Drigel

Student engineers designed, fabricated, and tested a set of accessories in which a hydraulic cylinder was repurposed to allow emergency entry into structures. This was done to demonstrate to emergency services providers how simple hydraulic jacks/cylinders can be used to construct a door frame spreader.

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