May 22nd, 2017
May 22, 2017 — Throughout their senior year, MSOE students collaborate with classmates on a final project related to their degree program. It’s an opportunity for them to take everything they’ve learned in their time at MSOE and put it to use in a real-life application. The projects are often sponsored by companies looking to solve a problem, and others are driven by a student’s interests. Friday, May 26 is Senior Project Day and more than 80 projects will be on display:
- 10 a.m. to Noon – School of Nursing
Campus Center, Ruehlow Nursing Complex, 1025 N. Broadway
- 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department
Walter Schroeder Library and Werwath Mall, 500 E. Kilbourn Ave.
- 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Physics and Chemistry Department
Campus Center, second floor, 1025 N. Broadway
- Noon to 3 p.m. – Mechanical Engineering Department
Campus Center, Todd Wehr Auditorium, 1047 N. Broadway
A sampling of projects is below, and a complete list can be downloaded here.
Tracking Stand Light for Milwaukee Tool
The Milwaukee Tool Tracking Stand Light is a modified version of the Milwaukee Tool TRUEVIEW Stand Light, currently on the market. The new version is able to autonomously track a single user based on the color of the person’s shirt. Using infrared sensors and a camera module, motors on the light automatically position it so that the user is in the center of the beam of light. The motors are controlled by a Raspberry Pi and image processing is done with a Raspberry Pi Camera Module. Location: Library
Lower Limb Prosthetic
There currently is no lower limb prosthetic on the market that allows for motion similar to rolling an ankle. A team of students designed a powered prosthetic device for lower limb amputees that can provide control in both the flexion extension (heel strike, toe-off) and inversion eversion (rolling of the ankle) movements. This novel powered multi-axis lower limb prosthetic provides proof of concept that lower limb prosthetics have the potential to provide complete support throughout the gait cycle over any terrain. Location: Library
Featherprint is an app for a mobile device that identifies a specific bird based on its song. Much like apps that identify songs heard on the radio, this app compares the song of a bird to a database of bird calls. It provides a list of the top five birds that are the closest match and details about the identified bird including its common name, behavior, different calls and more. It also provides a field guild for manual identification of all North American birds. The app is made for Android and iOS devices and relies on neural networks to analyze the audio. Location: Library
Two teams of students participated in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Design Competition where they designed and created robots that would compete in an Olympic-themed pentathlon by throwing a tennis ball, hit a golf ball, mass lift, climb stairs and sprint. Location: Campus Center, Todd Wehr Auditorium
LEGO® Automated Storage and Retrieval System
For as long as LEGOs have been around, so have LEGO storage and retrieval problems. Gone are the days of sorting through bins of blocks to find the exact piece needed for a project. Students designed a cabinet that can store more than 270 unique LEGO components and retrieve any piece within a minute using an Android-based application. With an easy-to-use interface, users select the piece they want. The app will communicate via Bluetooth which piece to retrieve, making it child’s play for the users to get their pieces. Location: Campus Center, Todd Wehr Auditorium
MSOE is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,900 students that was founded in 1903. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, business and nursing. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; a 97% placement rate; and the highest ROI and average starting salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.