Projects and Presentations
EMET 440 Senior Project Presentations
Capstone Design Course sequence- EMET 403 and EMET 440
Design based activities are incorporated into each of the courses in the curriculum. Students make use of the technical information presented in course material to develop design-based work. The BSEMET program culminates in a capstone design project course sequence required for all students. The course sequence focuses on planning, development, and implementation of an electro-mechanical design project chosen by the students and approved by the course instructor in consultation with a faculty Students work on project planning in EMET 403, the Senior Project Prep course. During the following semester in EMET 440, they complete the construction of an electro-mechanical system. In addition to the design, management, and fabrication of an advanced product or process, the EMET 403/EMET 440 sequence requires formal report writing, project documentation, group presentations, and project demonstrations. The goal of these courses is to demonstrate the ability to manage a major project as a member of a product or process development team. The project must involve the design and implementation of products or processes that integrate electrical, mechanical, and computer control elements. In this project-based course, students are expected to effectively manage their time and team efforts to produce a finished product or process in the fifteen-week semester.
EMET 330 Projects and Devices Measurement and Instrumentation
Rube Goldberg Machine Project
Goal: To complete the task of turning off an alarm clock using as many different sensors and complicated steps as possible. Each sensor must have a specific task such as activating some form of movement. Each step begins and/or ends with a sensing element and must perform a specific function.
IET 215 Production Design
Goal: To design the robot to navigate a maze with eight inch spacing. The robots were automated using an arduino microcontroller for the brain, and were fabricated by the students using both the CNC mill and the laser engraver. There were a variety of sensors available including infrared rangefinders, ultrasonic rangefinders, magnetic switches, and push buttons. Almost all of the groups used continuous rotation servos for the drive system. One used a servo for steering, and another group used DC motors for the drive system.
EGT 201 Advanced CAD
Water Wheel Project
EDSGN 100 Introduction to Engineering Design
Boat Races - Students were asked to design a vehicle that could float with one kilogram of weight and travel two meters forward without deviating more than one meter side to side. Various designs included steam powered motors, fans, and rubber band powered vehicles.
Ms. Irene M. Ferrara
Instructor in Engineering
Division of Business & Engineering
Penn State Altoona
Office: 205 Force Technology Center