Projects


# Title Team Members TA Professor Documents Sponsor
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Waste Bin Monitoring System
Most Commercially Promising Project
Allen Steinberg
Benjamin Gao
Matt Rylander
Nikhil Arora Arne Fliflet design_document2.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
presentation1.pdf
proposal2.pdf
video
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Seeing Ⓘ Hat
Matthew Esses
Mitchell Gilmer
Shreya Venkat
Sanjana Pingali Arne Fliflet design_document1.pdf
design_document2.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
presentation1.pptx
proposal1.pdf
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Monitor for Dough and Sourdough Starter
Honorable Mention
Abhitya Krishnaraj
Alec Thompson
Jake Hayes
Tianxiang Zheng Arne Fliflet design_document2.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
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presentation1.pptx
proposal2.pdf
video
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Auto Sun Visor
Blair Huang
Siying Wang
Xiaoyang Tian
Douglas Yu Jonathon Schuh design_document2.pdf
design_document3.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
presentation1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
video
5
Running Cadence Monitor Belt
Alex Jin
Dante Vasudevan
Nick Bergerhouse
Koushik Udayachandran Viktor Gruev design_document2.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
other1.pdf
photo1.png
presentation1.pdf
proposal2.pdf
video
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Mushroom Growing Tent
Honorable Mention
Cameron Fuller
Dylan Greenhagen
Elizabeth Boyer
Abhisheka Mathur Sekar Viktor Gruev design_document2.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
other1.pdf
photo1.jpeg
photo3.jpeg
presentation1.pdf
video
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Garden Guardian
Aleah Gacek
Claire McGrath
Nick Hartmann
Jason Zhang Arne Fliflet design_document1.pdf
design_document2.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
presentation1.pdf
proposal2.pdf
proposal1.pdf
video
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Isolated Guitar Pedal Power Supply
Abigail Kokal
Connie Yun
Dearborn Plys
Jialiang Zhang Jonathon Schuh design_document1.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
proposal2.pdf
video
9
Self-Tuning Violin
Erik Kwiatkowski
Ginny Bytnar
Kevin Lyvers
Tianxiang Zheng Jonathon Schuh design_document1.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
other1.ino
photo1.PNG
presentation1.pdf
proposal2.pdf
video1.mp4
10
Automated Video Capture Bird Feeder with Data Collection
Colten Brunner
John Golden
Kevin Li
Nikhil Arora Viktor Gruev design_document2.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
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photo2.jpg
presentation1.pptx
proposal2.pdf
video
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AUTOMATIC HUMIDITY SENSING AND WATER REFILLING COOL-MIST HUMIDIFIER
Andrew Sherwin
Jalen Chen
Woojin Kim
Surya Vasanth Jonathon Schuh design_document3.pdf
final_paper3.pdf
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photo2.jpg
presentation1.pdf
proposal2.pdf
video
video
12
CHEAPER ALTERNATIVE FOR TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED SLEEP
Alex Dicheva
Patrick Wang
Wyatt Sass
Luoyan Li Arne Fliflet design_document2.pdf
final_paper2.pdf
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photo3.jpg
photo4.jpg
presentation1.pdf
proposal2.pdf
video
13
Haptic Headset
Danny Pellikan
Isabella Huang
Tasho Madondo
Luoyan Li Viktor Gruev design_document1.pdf
design_document2.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
proposal2.pdf
14
Outdoor Smart Dog Feeder
Kevin Shi
Lucas Duduit
T'Andra Newby
Nithin Balaji Shanthini Praveena Purushothaman Arne Fliflet design_document3.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
other2.pdf
photo1.jpeg
photo2.jpeg
photo3.jpeg
presentation1.pdf
proposal2.pdf
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SMART HELMET WITH LIGHT INDICATORS FOR BRAKES & TURNS
Jasmehar Kochhar
Sanjivani Sharma
Will Salazar
Nithin Balaji Shanthini Praveena Purushothaman Viktor Gruev design_document3.pdf
final_paper2.pdf
photo1.jpg
photo2.jpg
photo3.jpg
photo4.jpg
presentation1.pdf
proposal2.pdf
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Handheld Rocket Tracker
Ben Olaivar
Manas Tiwari
Max Kramer
Sanjana Pingali Arne Fliflet final_paper1.pdf
other1.pdf
proposal3.pdf
video
17
Habit Forming Key Station
Ali Husain
Cedric Mathew
Yuxuan Ma
Abhisheka Mathur Sekar Arne Fliflet design_document2.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
photo1.png
photo2.jpeg
presentation1.pdf
proposal2.pdf
video
18
S-band Radar Altimeter
Bobby Sommers
Elliot Rubin
Rayan Nehme
Koushik Udayachandran Viktor Gruev design_document1.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
photo1.png
presentation1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
proposal2.pdf
video
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Ready-to-Serve Trash Bin
Dongming Liu
Josh Litao
Owen Xu
Jason Zhang Arne Fliflet design_document1.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
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photo2.png
photo3.jpg
presentation1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
proposal2.pdf
video
20
Gesture-Based Turn Signaling System
Edan Elazar
Kaylan Wang
Sultan Alnuaimi
Sanjana Pingali Viktor Gruev design_document1.pdf
design_document2.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
photo1.jpg
photo2.jpg
presentation1.pptx
proposal2.pdf
proposal1.pdf
video
21
ShowerSync
Edward Xiong
Keshav Dandu
Reet Tiwary
Nikhil Arora Jonathon Schuh design_document2.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
photo1.png
photo2.jpg
presentation1.pdf
proposal2.pdf
video
22
Remotely Controlled Self-balancing Mini Bike
Honorable Mention
Eric Tang
Jiaming Xu
Will Chen
Jason Zhang Viktor Gruev design_document1.pdf
design_document2.pdf
final_paper1.docx
proposal2.pdf
proposal1.pdf
video
23
Retrofitting an iMac G3 Mouse to be Bluetooth-Enabled for Use in the 21st Century
Saif Kazmi
Savannah Moon Pagan
Sebastian Carrera
Jialiang Zhang Viktor Gruev final_paper1.pdf
other1.pdf
presentation1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
proposal2.pdf
24
Autonomous Sailboat (2)
Austin Glass
Devansh Damani
MICHAEL Sutanto
Koushik Udayachandran Arne Fliflet design_document2.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
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photo2.jpg
presentation1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
proposal2.pdf
25
CUSTOM MPPTS FOR ILLINI SOLAR CAR
Akhil Pothineni
Alex Chmiel
Alex Lymberopoulos
Matthew Qi Jonathon Schuh design_document1.pdf
design_document2.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
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photo2.jpg
photo3.jpg
presentation1.pdf
proposal2.pdf
proposal1.pdf
video
Illini Solar Car
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Network Power For Automobile
Akash Chandra
Constantin Legras
Dhruv Kulgod
Matthew Qi Jonathon Schuh design_document1.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
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photo2.png
presentation1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
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Oxygen Delivery Robot
Honorable Mention
Aidan Dunican
Nazar Kalyniouk
Rutvik Sayankar
Selva Subramaniam Arne Fliflet design_document3.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
photo1.png
photo2.png
presentation1.pptx
proposal2.pdf
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JargonJolt
Daniel Chamoun
Luke Hartmann
Nan Kang
Angquan Yu Jonathon Schuh design_document1.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
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presentation1.pptx
proposal2.pdf
video
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Automatic Drone Wireless Charging Station
Jason Wuerffel
Pranshu Teckchandani
Samuel Fakunle
Matthew Qi Jonathon Schuh design_document1.pdf
design_document2.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
photo1.jpeg
photo2.jpeg
presentation1.pdf
proposal2.pdf
proposal1.pdf
video
30
Power Outlet Quality and Submeter System
Nicole Viz
Roshan Mahesh
Soham Manjrekar
Surya Vasanth Jonathon Schuh design_document1.pdf
design_document2.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
presentation1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
proposal2.pdf
video1.mov
video2.mov
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AUTONOMOUS DRIVEWAY SALT DISPENSER
Arya Tyagi
Candy Gao
Mayura Kulkarni
Koushik Udayachandran Viktor Gruev design_document2.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
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photo3.webp
presentation1.pdf
proposal2.pdf
video
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Automatic trading card sorter
Andrejun Agsalud
David Medina
Steve Guzman
Nikhil Arora Arne Fliflet appendix1.pdf
design_document1.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
photo1.jpg
photo2.jpg
presentation1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
video
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Chess Playing Robot with Computer Vision
Honorable Mention
Jose Flores
Joshua Hur
Zack Alonzo
Zicheng Ma Viktor Gruev design_document1.pdf
design_document2.pdf
final_paper2.pdf
photo1.jpg
presentation1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
proposal2.pdf
video
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SELF ADJUSTING VOLUME PEDAL
Chris Jurczewski
Noah DuVal
Norbert Lazarz
Nithin Balaji Shanthini Praveena Purushothaman Jonathon Schuh design_document2.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
photo3.jpg
photo1.jpg
presentation1.pdf
proposal2.pdf
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Bat Migration Monitor [PITCHED PROJECT]
Aidan Rafferty
Hoguer Benitez Hernandez
Romin Patel
Tianxiang Zheng Viktor Gruev design_document1.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
photo1.png
presentation1.pptx
proposal1.pdf
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Anti-Lock Braking for Bicycles
Aidan Rodgers
Ethan Chastain
Leon Ku
Nithin Balaji Shanthini Praveena Purushothaman Jonathon Schuh design_document4.pdf
final_paper2.pdf
other1.jpeg
photo1.jpeg
presentation1.pptx
proposal2.pdf
video
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Musicians' Essential Link for Optimized Digital Instrument Connection (MELODIC)
Colin Devenney
Macrae Wilson
Ryan Libiano
Koushik Udayachandran Jonathon Schuh design_document1.pdf
design_document2.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
other1.pdf
presentation1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
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Smart Glasses for the Blind
ECE 445 Instructor's Award
Abdul Maaieh
Ahmed Nahas
Siraj Khogeer
Sanjana Pingali Jonathon Schuh design_document1.pdf
final_paper2.pdf
photo1.png
photo2.png
presentation1.pptx
proposal2.pdf
video
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Hand gesture controlled audio effects system
Sarthak Singh
Sergio Bernal
Zachary Baum
Zicheng Ma Jonathon Schuh design_document1.pdf
design_document2.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
photo1.png
photo2.png
presentation1.pptx
proposal1.pdf
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Precision Dumbbell Assistant
Cole Trautman
Ellie Beck
Ronit Kumar
Douglas Yu Arne Fliflet design_document1.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
presentation1.pptx
proposal1.pdf
proposal2.pdf
video
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Smart Analytics Insole
Alyssa Huang
Ramsey Van Der Meer
Tony Leapo
Selva Subramaniam Viktor Gruev final_paper2.docx
other1.pdf
photo1.jpg
photo4.jpg
presentation1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
proposal2.pdf
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Multipurpose Temperature Controlled Chamber (for Consumer Applications)
Best Overall Project
Isaac Brorson
Mitchell Stermer
Stefan Sokolowski
Selva Subramaniam Jonathon Schuh design_document1.pdf
final_paper3.pdf
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photo3.jpg
photo4.jpg
photo5.jpg
presentation1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
video
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Kitchen Dry Ingredient Tracker
Anju Jain
Nynika Badam
Sanjana Kumar
Vishal Dayalan Arne Fliflet design_document1.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
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photo2.heic
photo3.heic
presentation1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
video
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Portable Water Tracking Attachment
Cindy Su
Subha Somaskandan
Subhi Sharma
Luoyan Li Arne Fliflet design_document1.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
other1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
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Continuous Arteriovenous Fistula (AVF) Monitoring Device [PITCHED PROJECT]
Aryan Parikh
Rishab Rao Veldur
Satyansh Yeluri
Surya Vasanth Viktor Gruev design_document1.pdf
design_document2.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
other1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
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Inventory Tracker
Alex Buchheit
Sara Alabbadi
Sooha Ryu
Jason Zhang Arne Fliflet design_document2.pdf
design_document1.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
presentation1.pptx
presentation2.pptx
presentation3.pptx
proposal1.pdf
proposal2.pdf
video
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Automatic cake decorator
Honorable Mention
James Zhu
Muye Yuan
Rui Gong
Jason Zhang Viktor Gruev design_document1.pdf
design_document2.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
presentation1.pdf
proposal2.pdf
proposal1.pdf
video
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Automated Multi-Mode Garment Folding System with Arduino Control
Bryson Maedge
Nolan Opalski
Tyler Hirsch
Angquan Yu Viktor Gruev design_document1.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
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Smart autochasing lamp
Feiyang Liu
Jincheng Yu
Yiyan Zhang
Luoyan Li Viktor Gruev design_document1.pdf
design_document2.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
other1.pptx
proposal2.pdf
proposal1.pdf
video
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Urban Noise Pollution Monitoring System
Cj Kompare
Cornell Horne
Marc Rhymes
Surya Vasanth Arne Fliflet design_document2.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
photo1.png
photo2.png
presentation1.pdf
proposal2.pdf
video
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Triangle Sign Deployer Car
Harry Shi
Yuanfeng Niu
Douglas Yu Jonathon Schuh design_document1.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
final_paper3.pdf
proposal2.pdf
proposal1.pdf
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Waterski Tracker
Jack Bay
Ryder Heit
Sam Knight
Jialiang Zhang Arne Fliflet design_document2.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
presentation1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
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AUTOMATIC POOL MONITOR AND REGULATOR
Arnold Ancheril
Raymond Chen
Swarna Jammalamadaka
Selva Subramaniam Jonathon Schuh design_document3.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
photo1.png
photo2.png
presentation1.pdf
proposal3.pdf
video
54
Pancake Flipper
David Lin
James Lu
Jason Kim
Abhisheka Mathur Sekar Arne Fliflet design_document2.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
other1.jpg
photo1.jpg
presentation2.pptx
proposal2.pdf
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Rodent Deterrent and classification system
Jung Ki Lee
Mankeerat Sidhu
Rishab Vivekanandh
Angquan Yu Arne Fliflet design_document1.pdf
design_document2.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
photo1.jpg
photo2.jpg
presentation1.pdf
proposal2.pdf
proposal1.pdf
video
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Smart AC Units
Kevin Zhang
Vineeth Kalister
Xavier Oliva
Douglas Yu Arne Fliflet design_document1.docx
design_document2.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
proposal2.pdf
proposal1.pdf
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Consumer device which indicates real-time signals [Pitched Project]
Bipin Ghimire
Brian Oh
Sakar Karki
Jialiang Zhang Viktor Gruev
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Automotive Window Icing Preventer for Cars
Jiwon Bae
Joon Song
Taseen Karim
Vishal Dayalan Viktor Gruev design_document2.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
photo1.HEIC
photo2.HEIC
presentation1.pdf
proposal2.pdf
video1.mp4
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Automatic Titration System
Jack Viebrock
Jason Flanagan
Matthew Weyrich
Selva Subramaniam Jonathon Schuh design_document2.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
photo1.png
photo2.png
presentation2.pdf
proposal2.pdf
video
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Automatic Ice Fishing Rod
Andrew Osepek
James Niewiarowski
Luke Boelke
Zicheng Ma Arne Fliflet design_document1.pdf
design_document2.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
presentation1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
proposal2.pdf
video1.mov
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Stick On Car Proximity Sensor
Aryan Damani
Raunak Bathwal
Shrijan Sathish
Angquan Yu Arne Fliflet final_paper1.pdf
other1.pdf
photo1.jpg
presentation1.pptx
proposal1.pdf
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Automated Multi-Cat Feeder
Lingxiang Cai
Omolola Okesanjo
Qingyuan Liu
Nithin Balaji Shanthini Praveena Purushothaman Jonathon Schuh design_document2.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
photo1.PNG
photo2.PNG
photo3.PNG
presentation1.pdf
proposal2.pdf
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Bluetooth Heater (Burner)
Navin Ranganathan
Shaunak Fadnis
Varun Kowdle
Zicheng Ma Viktor Gruev design_document2.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
presentation2.pdf
proposal2.pdf
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FPV Racing Drone
Eli O'Malley
Griffin Descant
Hunter Baisden
Tianxiang Zheng Viktor Gruev design_document1.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
photo1.png
photo2.png
presentation1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
video
65
Smart Pill Hub
Eric Cheng
Jerry Ning
Jinpeng Liu
Luoyan Li Jonathon Schuh design_document3.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
final_paper3.pdf
other1.jpeg
other2.jpeg
photo2.jpeg
photo1.jpeg
presentation1.pptx
proposal2.pdf
video
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Item-Tracking Backpack
Abdullah Alfaraj
Raef Almuallem
Surya Vasanth Arne Fliflet design_document1.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
photo1.jpeg
photo2.jpeg
presentation1.pdf
proposal3.pdf
video1.mp4
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Toothbrush Alarm
Carl Xu
Eric Lin
Laurenz Nava
Zicheng Ma Jonathon Schuh design_document2.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
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presentation1.pdf
proposal2.pdf
video1.mp4
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Smart Vitamin Drink Mix
Andrew Chang
Dhruv Panchmia
Horace Yu
Nikhil Arora Viktor Gruev design_document1.pdf
design_document2.pdf
final_paper2.pdf
presentation1.pptx
proposal2.pdf
video
69
A Comprehensive Approach to Tumor Detection using RGB, NIR, and Immersive 3D Visualization
Amy He
TJ Shapiro
Zach Mizrachi
Jason Zhang Viktor Gruev design_document1.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
other1.pdf
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SnapLog Camera Necklace
Fei He
Shuai Huang
Tianshu Wei
Abhisheka Mathur Sekar Viktor Gruev design_document1.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
photo1.jpg
photo2.png
photo3.png
presentation1.pdf
proposal2.pdf
71
Automatic Puzzle Solver
Alex Kim
Conor Devlin
Eric Chen
Angquan Yu Viktor Gruev design_document2.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
other1.zip
photo1.jpeg
photo2.jpeg
presentation1.pptx
proposal2.pdf
72
Automatic Window/Blind Regulator
Austin Chong
Mahdi Almosa
Marco Oyarzun
Douglas Yu Arne Fliflet design_document1.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
presentation1.pptx
proposal1.pdf
proposal2.pdf
73
Occupancy Counter
Aryan Mathur
Ashwin Provine
Tanmay Kant
Jialiang Zhang Jonathon Schuh design_document1.pdf
final_paper1.docx
presentation1.pptx
proposal1.pdf
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Bike Theft Lock & Chain Detector
Jonathan Lee
Natasha Sherlock
Zhuoyuan Li
Tianxiang Zheng Arne Fliflet design_document2.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
photo1.jpg
photo2.jpg
photo3.jpg
presentation1.pdf
presentation2.pdf
proposal2.docx
proposal1.pdf
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Improving upon ECEB Submetering
Aleksai Herrera
Jonathan Izurieta
Mike Lee
Sanjana Pingali Jonathon Schuh design_document2.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
other3.pdf
other1.pdf
photo1.jpg
photo2.jpg
presentation1.pptx
proposal2.pdf
video
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Watt Balance
John Howard
Julian O'Hern
Justin Ansell
Abhisheka Mathur Sekar Jonathon Schuh design_document1.pdf
final_paper2.pdf
other2.jpeg
other1.pdf
photo1.jpeg
proposal1.pdf
proposal2.pdf

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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