Looking for ideas for your senior design project? Wondering what students at other schools have done?
I’ve been running TI’s Analog Design Contest since its inception in 2006, during which time I’ve seen hundreds of projects come through. For the next few months, I’ll publish this blog weekly to give you a wide range of ideas for your senior design project.
When you’re looking for that perfect senior design project idea, it is helpful not only to look at ideas from other teams, but also to think about what motivated them. So perhaps you’re not getting your bike stolen (project #2 below) and your roommates aren’t pilfering your Twinkies (project #3 below). But maybe there is something in your life you’d like to keep better track of—if only there were an easy way to do it. Voila! Senior design project idea.
Some projects on this list deal with safety—household and health. What else can be made safer through electronics? A few entries are continuations of projects students worked on at their summer jobs/internships. See if you can guess which idea is just for the pure fun of it. (Hint: Woof.)
1. High temperature data logger for the study of geothermal springs--design, build and test a data logger capable of working at temperatures above 100ºC.
2. Bicycle tracking and anti-theft device.
3. A warning system for people at high risk for diabetic foot ulcerations. A series of flexible pressure sensors in the shoe sole measure current pressure and compare it to a preset value. The system displays warnings about an ulcer forming on the foot.
4. A home wireless inventory detection system will keep track of groceries and alert the users of changes, notifying them when, say, somebody ate all the Twinkies.
5. Create a household network that will take any sound-based alert system (such as fire alarms, doorbells, laundry dryers, etc.) and transmit the alert signal to a small vibrating pager the user carries with them.
6. Design an ocean wave energy extraction rotary test bed. The design will allow the control algorithm for ocean wave energy buoys to be developed and tested in a laboratory environment.
7. Design and build an inexpensive and easy-to-use power metering device.
8. Build a robot that uses a camera to track, retrieve, and return a red ball. (That’s right, Fido, a robotic dog.)
Since I wouldn’t be much of a marketing person if I didn’t shamelessly plug TI products, and since happily TI products go very well with senior design projects, I’ll also suggest TI ICs and eval boards that are particularly good choices for many student projects in my weekly blog.
Need an op amp for your project but don’t want to sift through the 22,000 that TI offers to find just what you need? Here are some general-purpose op amps that will work well for most student projects:
· OPA277: High-precision op amp, single
· OPA2277: High-precision op amp, dual
· OPA4277: High-precision op amp, quad
You can see a quick list of other TI ICs good for student projects at: http://www.ti.com/corp/docs/landing/universityprogram/general-purpose.htm
More project ideas coming next week. . .check back with this blog.
can anyone please help me. i need to know step by step procedure on how to implement ecg on c5505 evm. i have read the guide but i dont know how to proceed using CCS. i am doing this school project. and i am badly stuck.
HI Talha, would you mind posting your question in the actual forums?
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