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ENT Senior Design Day 2024

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.

Presentation Schedule and Project Descriptions:
ROOM A ROOM B

9:30 a.m
Robotic Integration Truss Assembler

Students: Matthew Fout, Bryce Zimmerman
Advisors: Rob Speckert

Student engineers utilized a humanoid robot and microcontroller driven hoist in automating the assembly of a temporary structure of commercial truss components. Structures commonly assembled from these components include staging for outdoor entertainment and shelters for disaster relief. Demonstrating the functionality of currently available technology, this proof-of-concept highlights the potential for developing tailored solutions that could more rapidly deploy temporary structures of greater complexity.

Sponsored by Armin J. Fleck

9:30 a.m
Automatic Window Blinds

Students: Tirth Patel, Wesley Tackett, and Rodrigue Gaetan
Advisor: Reza Abrisham Baf

We plan on making a cost-effective device that will allow people with certain disabilities the ability to control their blinds depending on their preferences. This will be achieved by implementing automatic window blind that adjusts based on the sunlight position, timer controlled, and manual remote control with a specific focus on enhancing accessibility for individuals with disability or physically challenged.

Sponsored by Armin J. Fleck

10 a.m.
Wire to Water: Pump Staging Improvement Program

Students: Jonathan Bower, Blake Pierce
Advisors: Rob Speckert

Student engineers working to replace a existing legacy software with a modern, updated program to avoid possible support issues and provide a updated resource that has upgrade potential. The program is used to determine when to stage pumping system components on/off to lower the power needs required as a system’s demands change.

Sponsored by Armin J. Fleck

10 a.m.
Bicycle Tail Light with Radar Sensor

Students: Chris Johnson and Logan Jacques
Advisor: Mert Bal

Embark on a groundbreaking journey with our latest project—a visionary design, build, and test endeavor crafting a cutting-edge bicycle tail light with advanced radar sensing capabilities. Revolutionizing rider safety, this innovative tail light dynamically adjusts brightness and flashing speed upon detecting approaching vehicles from behind, ensuring a proactive warning system. What sets us apart is the seamless integration with augmented reality glasses worn by the rider, providing a visually immersive notification experience.

Sponsored by Armin J. Fleck

10:30 a.m.
Teleoperation of a Fanuc Robot

Student: Matthew Hawkins Douglass, Dave Gilbert, Ben Kwokem
Advisors: Rob Speckert

Student engineers designed a program to operate a Fanuc robot without using the proprietary teach pendant while integrating a force sensor. The sensor will be housed in an end effector designed and fabricated by the student engineers. This project works alongside Professor Meena Narayan's research on remote medical surgery performed by robotics. This project is the groundwork for teleoperated robotics and can be improved upon in the future.

10:30 a.m.
Wireless Vibration Monitoring for Predictive Analysis

Students: Ben Wiley, Regan Robida, and Mason Cline
Advisor: Reza Abrisham Baf

The goal of the project to collect data from the AdvanTech WISE-2410 sensors, transfer it through the AdvanTech WISE-6610 gateway, and then parse the data into a readable format that the user will understand. Next, we will create a predictive AI model that will run the data through a decision matrix using algorithms to compare it to known values. All of this results in the ability to alert the user to malfunctions in the system before they occur to prevent major loss of machinery.

Sponsored by Armin J. Fleck

11 a.m.
Electro-Pneumatic Powder Processing Machine

Students: Zachary Gilbert, Logan Daniels
Advisor: Rob Speckert

The engineering students designed and fabricated a powder compression machine that can create unit doses of different powder chemistries. The integration of the electronics to the pneumatic system will be a key element for the automated operation of the system. We aim to display the ability of the electro-pneumatic system to create compressed bricks that could be used in various water treatment / water control processes.

11 a.m.
Robot Arm with Machine Learning

Students: Colin Clark, Anthony Payne, and Miles Heighter
Advisor: Mert Bal

Embark on a technological marvel with our cutting-edge project that employs a dynamic combination of a camera, Raspberry Pi, and a robot arm to emulate a futuristic production line through sophisticated machine learning algorithms. 

Sponsored by Armin J. Fleck

11:30 a.m.
Torsion Tester Design & Development Project

Students: Josh Fett, Jack Quinlisk, Matthew Sybrandy
Advisor: Mert Bal

Discover innovation in action with the ENT 497 Senior Design class as it propels students beyond their comfort zones, opening new pathways for exploration and utilization. Designed as an exceptional opportunity for aspiring engineers, this class envisions the vast potential that lies in offering pre-capstone experiences to engineering students. Our focal point revolves around the creation of a fully operational, cost-effective, and efficient torsion tester machine tailored for both engineering students and professors at Edison State. As a collaborative initiative between Miami University and Edison State, this project promises mutual benefits, providing a hands-on platform for students to witness the practical application of torsion on test subjects, transcending theoretical observation.

Sponsored by Cleveland Cliffs

11:30 a.m.
LoRaWAN wireless vibration sensor integration with Allen Bradley PLC

Students: Latham Marx and Chimwemwe Kulemeka
Advisor: Reza Abrisham Baf

The objective of the project is to use a LoRaWAN wireless vibration on 3 motors, with an Allen Bradley MicroLogix 1400 PLC to produce real-time and historic data. Then using this data set to build a predictive integration which will give an alarm status to be displayed on the machine itself along with sending that alarm to a building management system that notifies users there is a maintenance issue.

Sponsored by Armin J. Fleck

12-1:30 p.m.
Luncheon Program, Alumni Welcome, and Award Ceremony

 

 

1:30 p.m.
Drone Aerial Robotic Integration Arm (A.R.I.A)

Students: Nathan Caron, Wade Hill, and Raygen Graff
Advisor: Gary Drigel and Meenakshi Narayan

Student engineers designed, assembled, and programed a proof of concept drone with a robotic arm to evaluate eliminating human contact in dangerous situations.

Sponsored by Armin J. Fleck

1:30 p.m.
Telescope Dome Automation

Students: Christopher Russell, Dylan Baughman, and Zachery Stine
Advisor: Reza Abrisham Baf

The objective of this project was to make a telescope dome that was currently manually rotated by a pull rope, add wheels and motors to make this easier to rotate and operate for the Cincinnati Astronomical Society. This project required fabrication of parts and programing a micro controller to automate the motors. This project had multiple phases that were milestone markers.

2 p.m.
Onefinity CNC

Students: Cameron Funston, Daniel Milby, Ethan Dow
Advisor: Gary Drigel

Student engineers have designed, manufactured and tested a frame that will hold and enclose a Onefinity CNC router. This device will keep dust from leaving the frame and keep the noise from the machine at a low level. This router will be used for future classroom instruction and as a lab manufacturing tool.

Sponsored by Cleveland Cliffs

2 p.m.
WillowWood Automated Material Scale

Students: Zac Thomas, and Joe Bowie
Advisor: Mert Bal 

The Automated Material Scale. Originally developed but constrained by outdated controls, improper programming, and unreliable connections, the scale is now set for a remarkable transformation. Our dedicated team is rewriting the program and integrating cutting-edge hardware to ensure this equipment aligns with Willow Wood's vision. Once completed, the Automated Material Scale will not only provide accurate and reliable weight measurements but also offer potential cost savings of $0.61 per unit.

2:30 p.m.
MPW High-Output Chemical Dosing Skid

Students: Wade Davis, Nick Shelton, and Ben Zoky
Advisor: Gary Drigel

Students partnered with MPW Industrial Water to design and assemble the High-Output Chemical Dosing Skid. This skid allows MPW's Industrial Water team to tackle extreme industrial wastewater projects. It offers plug-and-play functionality to seamlessly integrate into MPW's existing control systems designed for smaller pumps. This increases the chemical dosing capacity of MPW's mobile treatment equipment from 15.8 GPH to 248 GPH.

2:30 p.m.
PLC and HMI Trainer Station

Students:Zane Hull and Tyler Pannell
Advisor: Reza Abrisham Baf

The project is a PLC and HMI trainer station that resembles a slitting line at Worthington Steel of Delta. We will use a laser encoder to track linear footage of a material. The footage will be used to find the halfway point of the material. The system will run in auto mode and will stop when the theoretical halfway point of the material is reached, which shows a ‘split coil’ on the slitting line. There will be two pushbuttons on the system, a start and stop for auto mode. The HMI will have a diagnostic screen for the system. There will be a manual and auto mode on the HMI, so that the system can move in both modes. The PLC will be programmed to run the system successfully. A manual will be created for the system for the Company to have on file. The manual will allow future maintenance fixes to understand the system. 

3 p.m.
Automated Cold Frame Greenhouse

Students: Garrett Miller, Alistair Smith, and Kaylie Wulff
Advisor: Gary Drigel

Student engineers designed, built, and programed a fully functioning automated budget minded cold frame greenhouse. This device is a self-regulating cold frame to utilize straightforward control systems to maintain appropriate internal temperature and soil moisture levels that can withstand up to 48 hours without human intervention. The goal of this frame is to facilitate the transfer of non-hardy seedlings outdoors prior to the last frost.

3:30 p.m.
Proto Crane

Students: Alex Tommer, Hannah Wright, and Oliver Ogg
Advisor: Gary Drigel

Student Engineers designed and constructed a small-scale functional crane that uses a forklift type of motion to pick up objects and move them from one location to another. This crane uses two joysticks to control the crane. One joystick controls the cranes bridge from left to right and forward to backward motion (X Y Axis). The other joystick controls the up and down motion of the cranes boom (Z Axis).

Sponsored by Armin J. Fleck

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