FALL 2019 PROJECTS
HiveMinded Beehive Scale: Software
Students created a proof of concept beehive scale that would accurately measure the weight of the hive and transmit this data via Bluetooth to a website which would display the weight over time. Read more.
Forge Garden Scale (Hardware)Students partnered with master beekeeper Phillip Krieg, owner of HiveMind in creating a hive monitoring system. This system would help beekeepers maintain successful hives and rebuild the honey bee population. Read more.
Grey Water SystemThe California Native Garden Foundation needed an educational tool for use of all ages in the Silicon Valley to teach about reusable water systems and plant habitats to reinforce methods that combat the effects of climate change and promote sustainability. Read more.
Extra EatsTo address the national issue of food insecurity on campus, yet students being incredibly wasteful as well. The students want to promote sustainability, reduce food waste, and mitigate food insecurity. The solution was to create an iPhone/Android app that provides the SCU community with leftover food from catered events on campus; send out notifications. Read more.
ENGR1L Interactive Sensor Box
Students built an Interactive Sensor Box to teach ENGR1 students about different sensors that they do not learn about in ENGR1L. This Sensor Box was build using a ping sensor with LEDs, solenoids with SPDT switch, stepper motor with a potentiometer, a motion sensor with neo-pixel, temperature sensor, a joystick, an LCD screen, and a keypad. It works by pushing a number, from 1 to 6, with each number interacting with a designated sensor. Push asterisk (*) to go back to the main menu, and repeat the process. Read more.
SPRING 2018 PROJECTS
WINTER 2018 PROJECTS
Students partnered with Scott Hanson to build a Greenhouse system that connects technology used to monitor food conditions. Read more.