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2006 Electronic Engineering Technology Projects
  1. Wireless Dog collar Training Device
  2. Snowboarding Speedometer/Accelerometer
  3. Multiple Alarm clock
  4. F180 Robot Electronic Hardware
  5. F-180 Robot Project Communications System
  • Wireless Dog collar Training Device

Jason Popoff, Justin Piercy
Diploma in Electronic Engineering Technology

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A prototype of wirless dog leash.


The DK1000 is a portable, radio controlled corrective dog collar. It is based on the current designs of corrective bark collars and wireless dog fences. There will be two main parts to this system; a hand held RF remote, and an RF transceiver on a collar with a shocking circuit. The hand held transceiver will read the signal strength based on the distance from the remote to the collar on a regular basis using the Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) option from our transceiver chip. When the signal strength gets to a certain low point the handlers remote will send an instruction that will produce a warning sound on the collar.  After another set of RSSI tests from the remote to the collar if the dog has not returned to a location that produces a strong enough signal strength then another set of instructions will be sent that will produce a corrective shock from the collar.

There will also be a manual set of push buttons that will give the handler the ability to send a shock immediately to the collar in the instance that the animal does not  listen or misbehaves. In no way is this meant to be a device of torture. This is meant to give the handler a certain amount of control and is to be used as a training aid.
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  • Snowboarding Speedometer/Accelerometer

Christina Carrier and Kyle Simkus
Diploma in Electronic Engineering Technology

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Snowboarding Speedometer/Accelerometer

There will be a 3 digit bright red 7segment LED display on the wrist with a cable running from it to a main board with 9V battery to be kept clipped onto waist.  Main board has accelerometer on it, which reads acceleration up to +/- 6g’s in 3axes (x, y, z), (gravity is 1g).  Depending on the mode selected, the display will show maximum (max is reset when power is turned off) or real time values of acceleration on x, y or z axis, net acceleration, or speed.

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  • Multiple Alarm clock

Randy Siebring
Diploma in Electronic Engineering Technology

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This project is to make a clock, but not just any ordinary clock. This clock will be able to take multiple alarm time inputs to any of the multiple alarm types.

The first type of alarm will be the standard clock alarm with a speaker being turned on and off. The second alarm would be a power-on type alarm, that will be used with an exterior connection to a light on a nightstand that will power it on slowly over a certain amount of time, while ringing the alarm. The third type of alarm is to be used while the person is awake, and is being called as the appointment alarm. The user will be able to pick an object such as a computer, and when the alarm goes off the attached peripheral will be powered down. 

The display for the clock will be an LCD, this will allow for a menu using three buttons to allow the user to set, select, and toggle to the next item on the list. The general principal for the menu is to be like a wheel.

The clock will also include the date and the day of the week, this will allow for the user to have a more accurate perception of deadlines and appointments, without the use of a calendar.


Multiple Alarm Clock Schematic


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  • F180 Robot Electronic Hardware

 John Heinzman
Diploma in Electronic Engineering Technology

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RoboCup Small Size league Robot

Purpose: This robot was designed to comply with the rules of the RoboCup F180 League rules for 2006. RoboCup is an international body that governs Robotic Soccer. The F180 League is a subclass of robots within the RoboCup organization.

Methods: The project was assess and a list of subsystems was compiled. Each separate subsystem was researched and tested independently. The subsystems were then combined to create a general hardware prototype design.

Results: Research began in September of 2005. Design and testing of many of the sub systems has been successful. The project is currently in the PCB design stage.


controller Board


Driver Board

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  • F-180 Robot Project Communications System

Jay Randhawa
Diploma in Electronic Engineering Technology

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Wirless Transmitter and Receiver Boards

For my project course, I had decided to design a transmitting circuit and also a receiver circuit that will be mounted on the F180 robot. Using a PIC, I will send data to SP2 transmitter that will radiate it to the receiver.  F180 robots will have a SP2 mounted on acting as a receiver. The PIC soldered on the transmitting board will receive its instructions form a PC.  The transmitting board will consist of the PIC and the SP2 transmitter. 
The SP2 can be configured to operate as a 2-Way radio communications system, but I will only need to configure it as 1-Way radio system.  One SP2 that is configured as the transmitter should be able to send data as radio ways to the 5 receivers SP2.  The SP2 is manufactured by Radiometrix and their website is www.radiometrix.com.  The Radiometrix specializes in designing low power radio products like the SP2 unit.

 

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