Embedded Systems Students Present Final Projects, Fall 2014

Students enrolled in IIT School of Applied Technology’s Embedded Systems and Reconfigurable Logic Design course (ITMT 492/593) gave their final project presentations on Tuesday, December 2 in The McCormick Tribune Campus Center Auditorium. The course, taught by faculty members Jeremy Hajek and Dan Tomal, focused on students working on projects designed to solve real-world problems using a range of technical solutions.

Each presentation was technically focused and included a demonstration. Afterward, the projects were available for viewing, and audience members were able to interact with the students and the projects. The student projects included:

Wearable Home Automation Framework

Can you imagine using everyday devices such as smart watches and smart phones to do more than check your email? Now you can. Using smart watches and smart phones to control household items such as toasters, lights, and even coffee pots using a simple web-server and REST API’s, this is achievable.
Bart Dworak (ITM), Sydney Hardwick (ITM), Eduardo Villanueva (ITM), Olivia Minton (ITM)

Building a Smart Home
This team is building the ability to control everyday home devices in an intelligent way and provide metrics-gathering for those devices through a smart hub powered by the openHAB Software, a vendor and technology agnostic open-source automation software for your home.
Colin Redmond (ITM), Dean Nelson (ITM), Brian Curtis (ITM), Awa Ka (ITM)

Following Mirror
This project is focusing on movement-tracking devices and electronics that are able to follow a human’s movement. Using sonic range finders for detecting facial movement, the group will transfer the movement to servo-motors that will rotate a mirror to match a person’s movement.
Cheol-won Seo (ITM), Kyeongmin Kang (ITM), Jusung Mun (ITM)

RFID ID Reader for Class Presence
This presentation is about an electronic device designed to automate the check-in and attendance verification processes in a classroom. It is based on an environment in which all students have unique RFID cards (for example, a university ID card) to be identified. The professor will check student attendance data through an Excel file that is modified automatically by the system. The interface is user-friendly; users don’t need an IT/electronics background to work with it.
Bianca Canalli Zagueto (INTM), Josmar Baruffaldi Cristello (MMAE), Javier Moreno Valdecantos (ITM)

Mobile Flood Prediction System
Floods are a serious problem in many parts of the world, affects many people. Floods should be predicted and also detected. This project hopes to create a mobile flood prediction system that can be placed in rivers and streams, and report wirelessly to a central data-recording system for better real-time prediction and analysis.
Alysson Gustavo Andrade Souza (CS), Luiz Mariano Pinto (MMAE), Israel Aries Candido (ECE)

Automotive Media Center with Real-Time GPS Tracking
This project involves retrofitting cars with a touch screen media center powered by an XMBC and raspberry pi. In addition, this project provides GSM-connected GPS-based tracking of the car for location and anti-theft services, all of which are connected to a Web-based application and enabled by simple SMS (text messaging)
Clint Bhola (ITM)

Let Me Show You The Future—Internet of Things Networking
Internet of Things is a way to describe a pervasive network of sensors and small devices spread across our daily lives. The problem up to this point has been how to make transmission of that data powerful and easy. Now there is a way through technology from Helium.io to combine the ease of WiFi and the distance of cellular into one simple bridge for any standard embedded systems project.
Jeremy Hajek (Industry Associate Professor ITM department)

The Information Technology and Management (ITM) program in the School of Applied Technology seeks to work with other programs, integrating efforts and producing cross-curricular project results. Frameworks for additional research possibilities will result, enabling researchers and departments to learn and grow together.

Learn more about the embedded systems student presentations and demonstrations by clicking here. Learn more about additional ITM student projects at this link.

Carl Vizza, Director of the Office of Professional Development, tests the Following Mirror project as demonstrated by Kyeongmin Kang (ITM) far left and Jusung Mun on the right.

Carl Vizza, Director of the Office of Professional Development, tests the Following Mirror project as demonstrated by Kyeongmin Kang (ITM) far left and Jusung Mun on the right.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dean Nelson (ITM) left side, Colin Redmond (ITM), and Awa Ka (ITM) demonstrate Home Automation - Building a Smart Home Using openHAB.

Dean Nelson (ITM) left side, Colin Redmond (ITM), and Awa Ka (ITM) demonstrate Home Automation – Building a Smart Home Using openHAB.

Bob Carlson, Dean, IIT School of Applied Technology, far right, reviews the Mobile Flood Prediction System.

Bob Carlson, Dean, IIT School of Applied Technology, far right, reviews the Mobile Flood Prediction System.