With the explosive boom in power demand, a huge strain has been put on the power generation infrastructure
in the world. What the Cubic Inch Power Meter project attempts to provide
is a simple, straightforward way for power consumers to be informed about
the power use in their home or office. The hope is that an informed user
will use this information to reduce their own power usage.
The device fits into an unobtrusive cubic inch form factor and monitors
power use in individual wall sockets. This information is fed into a central
database where it is aggregated and displayed to the user over the Internet.
- BlueLogic Logic Analyzer
We are working on designing an ultra-low
cost logic analyzer that operates over a Bluetooth link. Our design involves a Spartan
FPGA and the Roving Networks RN-42.
Challenges to this project
involve a high sampling rate a low bandwidth Bluetooth link. Our low cost criterion
restricts the use of extensive on board storage but our goal is 20MSamples/second and
256K samples recorded.
- Environmental Sensing
Working under Professor Robert Dick at the
University of Michigan as well as engineers at the University of Colorado, Boulder,
and abroad, I am helping to design and build a device for monitoring air quality.
- Michigan Autonomous Aerial Vehicles.
MAAV is a multi-diciplinary team of student engineers from EECS and Aerospace Engineering.
Founded in 2009, we build autonomous quadrocoptors for the International Aerial Robotics
Competition every summer.
I am the team lead for the hardware subteam. We design
and create printed circuit boards integrating stabilization and movement sensors
with Gumstix and ARM microprocessors.
View our promotional video for the 2012 IARC.
MAAV won 1st place in the 2012 IARC! View/follow our progress at
our competition blog.