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Students testing the Halo Dog Training Door Tug Prototype

Students testing the Halo Dog Training Door Tug Prototype


  • 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 System
    The 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 Eats
    To 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.


  • Automatic Bee Door

    The students looked to provide Kendal's Bees with the flexibility of controlling the hives through a device or with timed opening/ closing capabilities. Read more.

  • Shade Structure

    The students designed a durable, cost-effective, safe, and aesthetically pleasing shade structure for Kids on Campus educational daycare facility. Read more.

  • Stadiometer

    The students' project objective was to create an innovative, cost-effective design of a stadiometer for the Pediatric Wellness Group. Read more.

  • Food Cam

    To minimize food waste at Santa Clara University, the team partnered with SCU's Center of Sustainability to create an idea called “SnapFood”. Read more.

  • Biogas Digester Prototype

    The SCU Forge Garden called for a product that will exhibit sustainable cooking technology for its sustainability kitchen. Read more.


  • Solar Powered Live Stream

    The team provided Kendal’s Bees with a power source for an in-hive camera located at the Redwood City Public Library. Read more.

  • Off-Grid Living

    Students partnered with Scott Hanson to build a Greenhouse system that connects technology used to monitor food conditions. Read more.

  • Biogas Digester

    The team investigated the best combination of organic matter to put into the biogas digester at the Forge Garden. Read more.


  • Weather Station

    The team worked with the Bronco Urban Gardens to design, construct, and install a weather station at Gardner Academy. Read more.

  • Live Stream Camera

    The project team designed and implemented a live streaming system monitoring the inside of a beehive for Kendal's Bees. Read more.

  • Updated Water Collection System

    The students updated Forge Garden's water collection system by increasing storage capacity and collection speed. Read more.

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Contact: Ricardo Padilla Jr.

Santa Clara University
School of Engineering
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053

Heafey-Bergin, Bldg. 202