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Some Of Our Graduates and Their Third Year Projects What our students do as a third year project of their choice is amazing! In fact, some students have won some impressive awards and prizes for their work. Let’s take a look at some of our students with their projects…
Nancy Contois ~ Windows Controlled Submersible Rover Nancy created a underwater rover equipped with LED lights, a camera and six submersible pumps. It was controlled through the Windows program that she developed. Currently, Nancy works in the Federal Government Patent Office at Place Portage, Gatineau.
Nancy Contois won a “Hats Off To You!” Award for being the top student in a traditionally male dominant technical program.
Li Li Mei ~ “Home-Based Four Extension Telephone System”A telephone system that can be monitored and controlled through a custom Windows program. It allows for 4 telephone internal lines and one external line. Li Li Mei works for a company that creates secure telephone, data and fax systems.
Keith Continho ~ Windows Controlled DJ Light Show ControllerA microprocessor based controller box that controls up to 128 DMX light and sound devices for a show. A custom Windows program was created to create a scheduled show of events which is then downloaded into the controller to be taken to a DJ show. Currently, Keith works full-time in Computer Networking and part-time for a DJ company.
“Diver’s Assistant”by Alain Chartrand • The “Diver’s Assistant” was designed to follow divers around shipwrecks. It had lights, a camera, bilge pump, two motorized propellers, a camera, and a 3” LCD TV screen. The Windows program that he wrote, allows the operator to navigate the “Diver’s Assistant” alongside the diver. In the Windows PC, the operator could see where the “Divers Assistant” was going as well as load images to be displayed to the diver through the onboard LCD TV. • Alain competed at the Vireznet competition, which was a show for all colleges and university students in the area. The students would show their projects and they would be judged by Professors, Engineers and Computer Scientists working in the area.
Here is a closer look at John Sinkenson’s project. It is a wireless voice activated control system for persons in wheelchairs to control electrical devices in their home by communicating with a wireless headset in spoken command words to control doors, radios, fans, tvs, etc.. Commands like “Computer open door” control the system. John has been working as a wireless security expert at RCMP secure networks since his graduation in 2001.
Daryl Lussier entered the first year of Vireznet with his PC Controlled Weather Station. Daryl worked for several years at Alcatel as a test floor manager and then decided to further his studies in Computer Software Engineering at Lakehead University.
Dan Nadeau made a PC controlled Radar Gun which could be rotated to an object by the Windows computer. It had a camera mounted on it so that the computer could record the image and speed of an object onto the hard-drive of the PC. Dan works for Department of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Government. He lives in London, England and maintains all electronics systems (networks, telephones, satellite feeds, security systems, computers) in Embassies throughout Europe, Iceland, Greenland, Northern Africa and the Middle East. Dan travels frequently.
Jennifer Mulligan made a PC Controlled Rover with a camera and infrared lights for night vision. Jennifer has worked at RCMP secure networks since her graduation in 2001. She is a specialist in Secured User Identification Systems. She evaluates technologies such as retinal eye scanners, fingerprint readers and DNA readers to be used by military, police and security officers for login access into secure computer networks throughout the country and the world.
Hank House is shown here with his networked security and video monitoring system. It includes a PC controlled base unit and up to 4 remote satellite units. Each satellite unit contains a motion detector and a rotating camera. Hank lives near James Bay and has been working on setting up an Internet network and the local radio station for his community.
Alexander Docherty ~ “Internet Video Email Kiosk” Put in your money and record a two minute video with sound message, then send it by email to anywhere in the world. This project includes a touch screen monitor, coin slot, and custom Windows computer and program. The Kiosk can be used by any tourist who can speak French, English or Spanish. This could be setup to operate in tourist areas of the city like airports or Parliament Hill. Alex is currently studying Communications at Concordia University.
Maria Sabbagh ~ “Computer Controlled 360 Degree Rotating Text Display” A disk that rotates at exactly 7200 rpm with a microprocessor, 7 LEDs, and wireless communications link to a PC running a custom Windows application. Up to 32 5x7 dot matrix characters can be displayed in a 360 degree view range. Imagine mounting this unit in the middle of a room and being able to view scrolling text messages from anywhere within the room.
Daniel Paulin ~ “Windows Based Electric Guitar Effects and Stomp Box” An electric guitar "Stomp box" to control a custom Windows effects processor program, allowing the user to modify or “effect" an electric guitar's signal by choosing presets specified by the user on a PC. These presets could then be cycled and modified using foot switches on the stomp box itself.
Abdolrahman Saadi ~ “Windows Controlled Wireless Electronic Message Board” This electronic scrolling message board allows the user to compose, transmit and display text, characters and animated figures from the custom Windows control program to the dot matrix LEDs of the display message board.
Communications • 4 Courses: • Telecommunication Systems • PSTN, ISDN • Fibre, Satellite • Wireless Systems • Radio Waves • Antennas • Modulation • Microwaves • Cellular Phones
Communications • Multimedia Communications • Network Requirements • Build your own website • Showcase your work • Digital Telecom • Data Transmission • TDMA/CDMA/WDMA http://www.morpheustechnology.com/
Analog Electronics • 4 Courses • Electrical Concepts • Volts, Amps, Ohms • DC Circuits • Circuits • AC Components • AC Circuits
Analog Electronics • Analog Electronics • Active Circuits • Operational Amplifiers • Frequency Response • Power Supplies • Linear Mode • Switched Mode
Digital Electronics & Microprocessors • 4 Courses • Computer as a Tool • Circuit simulation • Data Management Software • Making a Control System • Combinational Logic • Robot Project
Digital Electronics&Microprocessors • Digital Electronics • Sequential Logic • Digital Circuits Design • Microprocessor Interfacing • Microprocessor Sub-Systems • Functional Microprocessor PCB Development
Software Programming • 3 Courses • Digital Systems • Embedded C Programming • Application Software • Programming using C++ high-level language • GUI Systems Programming • Software Application Development using Visual C++
Computer Systems & Networks • 2 Courses • Computer Peripherals • PC Hardware • USB, Serial, Parallel ports • Operating Systems • Networks • OSI Model • Network Operating Systems (NOS) • Network Administration
Projects • 4 Courses • Technical Drawing • Schematic Capture • PCB Layout • Industrial Techniques • Design, Build, Assemble, and wire PCBs. • Mechanical Design and Assembly
Projects • Introduction to Projects • Design Project Feasibility Study. • Writing a Manufacturing Document. • Computer Project • Computer Controlled Device • Hardware/Software Interfacing
Career Awareness • 2 Courses • Technologist Profession • The Technologist in an Engineering Environment • OACETT – C.E.T • OTPQ – T.P. • New Technology • Professional Resume Writing • Guest Speakers • Local High-Tech Company Visits
Career opportunities • Computer/Network Specialist • Pre-Sales Engineer • Support Engineer (Phone) • Professional Services (Deployment – hands on) • PLM’s/R&D – Development – Programmers • Sales Account managers • Technical Marketing • PCB Designer • Test Technologist/Engineer
CO-OP Two coop work terms are after Semester 2 and Semester 4
Hands-On Workshopin the Electronics Labs at Heritage • Build an Electronic Dice and it is yours to keep • Gain Soldering Skills • Transportation to and from the college will be provided • A pizza lunch is offered after the workshop
Questions ???? • Sami Nicola – Electronics Professor Dept. Coordinator • Office: 819.778.2270 # 2094 • email: firstname.lastname@example.org • Kevin Cardamore – Electronics Professor • Office: 819.778.2270 # 2093 • Email: email@example.com