MECH 423 Mechatronic Product Design

MECH 423 teaches fundamental concepts in electrical and mechanical design that enable students to develop innovative mechatronic products. Key topics include data acquisition, user interfaces, embedded systems, motor control, rapid prototyping, product innovation, and interfaces for sensors and actuators. A central aspect of the class is a final project where students take the initiative to conceive, propose, develop, and build a mechatronic product. Students are given complete latitude in proposing their projects, where ambition and creativity are encouraged and supported. After graduation, students often find these projects to be an effective demonstration of their skills, which can be leveraged into interesting jobs and careers.

Here are some example projects from previous years:

2016

Kinetic Art Table
Jordan Wong, Daniel Lin

The Masterhand
Marshall Lu, Dale Hoban

PiPoPa
Derek Schaper, Tyson Costa

Persistence of Vision Clock
Phillip Cho, Jian Lik Ng

Smart Mirror
Somesh Daga, Han Zhang

Automatic Guitar Tuner
Andrew Yasumiishi, Ahmed Zakaria

Bubble Shot - Bubble Team Machine
Will Tsai, Bruce Long

Intramedullary Nail Test Machine
Adrien Guichet, Joyce Teodoro

2015

Air Hockey Player
Johnny Li, Brian Wang

PerfEGGct
Jason Liang, Justin Lim

Sign Language Interpreter Glove
Jeffrey Chow, Jame Lee

Fluidized Bed Coffee Roaster
Chris Pertulla, Paiman Parmaei

BY Bike
Yen Po Liu, Bruno Lima

Balloon Controller
Edward Li, Jason Raymundo

Weather Clouds
James Howard, Tungesh Kapil

Sunlight Position Simulator
Zhenhe Lu, David Wong

The a-MAZE-ing Machine
Andrew Kang, Sze Kei Luk

Cue Stroke Processor
Owen Lu, Justin Li

2DOF Environmental 3D Laser Scanner
Albert Lagman, Arnold Yeung

Advanced Useless Machine
Blair Kloos, Dean Kyfiuk

2014

Trainable Robotic Arm
Giles Fernandes, Ajaydeep Singh

Smart Blinds
Harsh Sharma

GoGoRC
Jordan Karyanto, Kelvin Poon

MSP430 Oscilloscope
Evan Cook

EVO
Josh Begin, Thomas Guerard

Automated Garden
Nick Reeves, Trevor Uittenbosch

Throttle by Wire
John Henderson, Katelyn Currie

Camera Stabilizer
Andrew Wong, Shen Sunny Zhong

Automatic Notebook Scanner
Anna Gabaldon, Alice Lam

Garbage Sorter
Will Rau, Simon Wu

Tea Brewer
Tom Antle, Jordan Traas

GoBot
Alexander Gosselin, Francis McGee

2013

Robot Rubik's Cube Solver
Kristopher De Asis, Kevin Luu

Bicycle Turn & Brake System
Eric Moller, Billy Fung

BioCopter
Marco Lolic, Mustafa Emre Caliskan

Mind-Controlled "Flappy Bird" Game
Victor Hok, Patrick Wong

Vision Tracking Turret
Justin Yan, Jeffrey Chiu

Automatic Paintball Gun Turret
Andrew Lim, Denise Wong

Bluetooth Vehicle Key
Joel Jansen, Christian Villar

3D Object Scanner
Jason Beatch, Jeong Hyun Lee

2012

Dance and Conduct with Kinect
Kenard Agbanlog, Shalaleh Rismani

Glove-Controlled Animatronic Hand
Timothy Lee, Iftikhar Azam

MIDI Instrument Controller & Air Drum Kit
Terence Woo, Tom Curran, Dan Preda

Race Car Data Logger
Graeme Adamson, Peter Xing

Door Freind
Colin Schlosser, Nico Petch

Heat Tracking Laser
Scott Bennett, Joseph Chow

Music Driven Light Show
Colten Dumonceau, Laurence Kao

Automated Light Shutter
Aline Santoso, Chao Jin, Xi Qin

Remote Control Quadcopter
Connor Schellenberg-Beaver, Andrew Pires

Line Tracking Car
Milad Ghafourzadeh Yazdi, Min Hian Tee

2011

Robotic Arm with Face Tracking
B. Drew

Home Power Meter
Andrew Nobles, Kevin Lowe

Inverted Pendulum Bot
Howard Zhu, Lok Tin Lam, Nasir Zulkafly

LED Musical orb
I. Tang