Virtual Winter Project Day

Virtual Winter Project Day

2021 Virtual Project Day Scavenger Hunt

Everyone is welcome to participate in our Project Day Scavenger Hunt.  Simply enjoy the student's project presentations and fill out the Scavenger Hunt Google form

You can also access a printable version of the Scavenger Hunt.  

Printable version of Scavenger Hunt

TAG: Automated Imagine Captioning

Project: TAG: Automated Imagine Captioning

Team Member: Nathan Funckes

Discipline: Computer Science & Student Summer Scholar 2020

Advisors: Dr. Erin Carrier & Dr. Greg Wolffe

Project Summary: Investigating deep learning and neural networks in order to design a deep neural network architecture capable of automatically captioning images.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HUJTJt1QC0

Gas Level Detector

Project:  Gas Level Detector 

Team Members: Walker Barrs & Matt Sherman 

Discipline:  Electrical Engineering (EGR 436)

Professor(s): Dr. Heidi Jiao & Dr. Karl Brakora 

Summary:  Device that firefighters can use to measure the levels of certain gases, and have updates sent to them, to ensure they understand what type of environment they are in.  https://youtu.be/0sREim6iKyg                

SMPS EMC Counter-Measures Study

Project:  SMPS EMC Counter-Measure Study

Team Member: Corey DeGasperis

Discipline: Undergraduate Research Project (EGR 390) & E3 Compliance

Professor: Dr. Bodgan Adamczyk

Project Summary: Observing the effects of known circuit modifications on the noise emissions of a switching mode power supply PCB.  https://youtu.be/n61JMlpzFhI

Depth Camera Implementation for the Tunnel World

Project: Depth Camera Implementation for the Tunnel World

Team Member: Justin Kaukonen

Discipline: Computer Science & Student Scholars Day 2021

Advisor: Dr. Jared Moore

Project Summary: Working with the camera sensor in MorphWorld.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTSzL0jHBQg

The Big Green Tractor

Project: The Big Green Tractor

Team Member: Owen Gibson

Discipline: Computer Engineering (EGR 226)

Professor: Dr. Nabeeh Kandalaft

Project Summary: An MSP432 Microcontroller mounted on a toy tractor. Using external devices, the MSP can open the trailer, shine LED's, and even drive the tractor forwards, all through traversing a menu made using a keypad and an LCD.  https://youtu.be/2r5MJuAgV3E

GVSU Historical Interactive Map

Project: GVSU Historical Interactive Map

Team Member: Myren Mitchell

Discipline: Computer Science (GVSU Library Scholars Program) presented at Student Scholars Day 2021

Advisor:  Leigh Rupinski, University Libraries

Project Summary:  Digital project to describe the evolution of the Allendale Campus. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjVM-0duoG0

LCD & Robotic Arm Control System

Project: LCD & Robotic Arm Control System

Team Member: Gabriel Gasbarre (representing EGR 226)

Discipline: Computer Engineering

Professors: Dr. Nabeeh Kandalaft & Professor Trevor Ekin

Project Summary:  Microcontroller embedded system to control a LCD display, along with a 3-degree of freedom robotic arm.   https://youtu.be/gCM8bZ6tw50

Branch and Leaf

Project: Branch and Leaf

Team Members: Bret Miller, Noah Goncher, & Philip Picard

Disciplines: Computer Engineering, Computer Information System, Computer Science (CIS 467)

Professor: Dr. Robert Adams 

Project Summary:  The Branch and Leaf team for Automatic Spring Products Co. (ASPC) was responsible for creating an embedded system that will keep track of scrap used at a given workstation within an ASPC warehouse.  On top of creating this system, they also implemented networking functionality to communicate the scrap parts made with the Root team.  The Branch and Leaf system includes a touchscreen that shows the current state of the machine, a button to switch the state of the machine, a buzzer to indicate user error, three proximity sensors to get material used and product length, and a Raspberry Pi 4B 2GB to operate our embedded system.  The software was driven with Python version 3 along with PyQt5 to draw the user interface and handle UI-related threading. https://youtu.be/V0zt4TLrK7I                        

Shape Changing: Using Morphology to Alter Tunnel Maze Navigation

Project: Shape Changing: Using Morphology to Alter Tunnel Maze Navigation

Team Members: Matthew Shan

Discipline: Computer Science & Student Scholars Day 2021

Mentor: Dr. Jared Moore

Project Summary:  Using morphology to alter tunnel maze navigation. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6rSCg_k6jQ

SnapQ

Project: SnapQ

Team Members: Shayla Hinkley, Tristan Kingsley, Kameron Nelski, & Jacob Rodriquez

Discipline: Computer Science (CIS 467)

Professor: Dr. Robert Adams

Project Summary: SnapQ is an Android application that will be used to help users with frequently asked questions about Proctor & Gamble products, and guides users on their phone positioning when capturing images.  https://youtu.be/AHYhniH1nEw                            

The Bageler

Project:  The Bageler

Team Members:  Zachry Lobbestael, Chase Frarey, Austin Cordes, & Nolan Stanko 

Discipline:  Product Design & Manufacturing (EGR 401)

Professor: Dr. Chris Pung

Project Summary:  Rotational toaster that spins bagels to get an even toasting. https://youtu.be/Yptasp41Jbo                

Bluetooth Toaster

Project:  Bluetooth Toaster

Team Members: Callie Spytman, Samantha Murphy, & Caleigh Stowe

Discipline: Product Design & Manufacturing (EGR 401)

Professor: Dr. Chris Pung

Project Summary:  The goal of the project was to modify an existing toaster design to be Bluetooth controlled through an app and to increase the accuracy of the toast.  https://youtu.be/f0-uGlSYigo        

Smart Toaster

Project: Smart Toaster

Project Members:  Jacob DeSutter, Jorgen Telgenhoff, & Tyler Humenick

Discipline: Product Design & Manufacturing (EGR 401)

Professor:  Dr. Chris Pung

Project Summary:  Create a superior that toasts better, is “smart”, and not cost more than other contemporary toasters (<$50).   https://youtu.be/r1j0XeM5a-Y                

Low Pass Multi Staged Filter

Project: Low Pass Multi-Staged Filter

Team: Mathew Yerian-French

Discipline: Electrical Engineering, E3 Compliance Project

Professor: Dr. Bogdan Adamczyk & Scott Mee

Project Summary: Design a filter that blocks noise starting at 159kHz.  Filter must also provide filtering for both common mode and differential noise.  https://youtu.be/VQsOeGJCY7g                            

Using Machine Learning for Detection of Covid-19

Project: Using Machine Learning for Detection of Covid-19 in Chest CT Scans

Project Members: Justin Rickert

Discipline: Computer Science & Student Scholars Day 2021

Advisor: Dr. Greg Wolffe

Project Summary:  Develop a Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) capable of detecting Covid-19 in chest CT Scans.  Experiment/optimize the network hyperparameters.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUSzgPUVtNY

Water Quality Monitoring Buoy

Project:  Water Quality Monitoring Buoy

Team Members: Chad Lokker & Jon Gillman

Discipline: Electrical Engineering (EGR 436)

Professors: Dr. Heidi Jiao & Dr. Karl Brakora

Project Summary:  This project is a solar-powered buoy that is designed to monitor water quality measures such as pH, TDS, turbidity, and temperature. The device measures and stores the values which can be recalled via a Bluetooth or USB connection.  https://youtu.be/jboeo_4DAHQ

Ambient Lighting System

Project:  Ambient Lighting System

Team Members: Paul Rakowicz & Ethan Lewis   

Discipline:  Electrical Engineering (EGR 436)

Professors:  Dr. Heidi Jiao & Dr. Karl Brakora

Project Summary:  Embedded system to generate ambient lighting. 

https://youtu.be/KfMPz8NDbdI