The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at UMass Amherst invites all tech-lovers to attend the 4th biannual Circuits and Code, the Electronics and Computing Student Project Showcase. Please join us in this all-ages celebration of tech and human creativity.
Date: Saturday, 1 December 2012
Time: 12 Noon – 4 PM
Place: UMass Amherst, M5, Marcus Hall, Lower Level, Room 5 (northern end of the building)
If you are coming to Circuits and Code, please get your free ticket or tickets >>here<<
This event is free and open to the public! Directions and parking info will be emailed to those who register via the link above.
Refreshments will be served.
Projects being showcased at this semester’s Circuits and Code:
Run by Arduino, this device is capable of measuring environmental temperature and reporting this data in a variety of ways.
by Derek Foster EE ’16
This project is to design and build speakers that are portable, affordable, and strong enough to play off of a computer or iPod.
Designing a robot to seek out a fire and extinguish it using CO2!
A child-friendly electronics toy kit for children containing parts that snaps together with magnets.
This is a design for a shoe insert that turns mechanical energy into electricity you can use to charge your cell phone or MP3 player with on the go.
Ongoing M5 project to create musical installations for the π room.
An exploration of the functions of EAGLE by Cadsoft, the Accurate 366 and the PhCNC software.
by Raveena Kothare, EE ’16
Rather than the standard block of LEDs hooked to multiple shift registers arranged in a grid-like pattern, this project utilize a simple setup that uses 16 “spires” that are composed of 4 RGB LEDs stacked on top of each other. The entire build uses only 64 RGB LEDs and a single Arduino for hardware.
by Arber Doci EE ’13
An elegant LED backlit typographical display that tells the time using words.
Documenting the Ultra Violet robot.
This haptic belt uses GPS from the wearer’s Android device to give the wearer information about relative location via vibrating motors.
WIRELESS ELECTRICITY THROUGH JOULE THIEF
*Supply sufficient power to wirelessly light an LED with a voltage requirement greater than that of a battery by means of Tesla’s bifilar coil and a joule thief.
Jose LaSalle EE ’16
Power and Position Detector for Industrial Cutting Lasers
(Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Senior Design Project)
A water-cooled, thermocouple-based infrared laser detector with embedded data acquisition system and 2D position control, intended to characterize the power output and beam drift of high-power industrial cutting lasers.
by Niles Batchelder ME ’13, Kelley Kolb ME ’13, Jacob Miller-Mack ME ’13, David Ng ME ’13.
Project Sponsor: PRIMA-Electro North America, Electronics and Laser Technologies