Projects during session 2016-17
The design and development of a hovercraft prototype with full hovercraft basic functions is reported by taking into consideration, size, material and component availability and intermediate fabrication skill. In-depth research was carried out to determine the components of a hovercraft system and their basic functions and in particular its principle of operation. Detailed research in design was done to determine the size of component parts, quite in accordance with relevant standard requirements as applicable in the air cushioned vehicles (ACV). The fabrication of the designed hovercraft by using materials that are readily available by taking into consideration the economic constraints and time constraints. It also includes the testing process which includes the tweaking of various parameters that govern lift and thrust of the hovercraft. Further research is recommended to improve on the efficiency of the craft.
Wheelchair control by head motion using accelerometer sensor
The challenges faced by the paralyzed people are their independent mobility. They need an external help to perform their daily activities. The main objective of this project is to provide an automated system for disabled people. The wheel chair will work based on the head movement of the user. The recognized gestures are used to generate motion control commands to the controller so that it can control the motion of the wheel chair according to the user intention. The head movement is the gesture which can be performed by the quadriplegic patients whose body parts below the neck is paralyzed. So the head movement is possible for the patients. The wheelchair includes the accelerometer sensor which detects the movement of head and the controller will process the signal and transmit to the wheel chair for its navigation. The wheel chair is implemented in a cost effective way which reduces the complexity in the design. It is intended to be used as a human-friendly interface for elderly and disabled people to operate wheelchair using their head gestures rather than their hands. This autonomous navigation ensures safety, flexibility, mobility, obstacle avoidance and an intelligent interface for the users.
AVR Development Board
AVR ATMega_8/16/32 are an 8-bit microcontroller which belonging to the family of Reduced Instruction Set Computer (RISC). In RISC architecture the instruction set of the computer are not only fewer in number but also simpler and faster in operation.
ATMega_8/16 Micro-controller Development Board provides support for 40 pin / 28 pin DIP package and of AVR ATMega 8/16/32 controller. The board is designed for general purpose applications and includes a variety of hardware to exercise microcontroller peripherals.
It is a fantastic Development Board for code debugging, development and prototyping. The all new board design have made it much more user-friendly than its predecessors, ideally suitable for training and development purposes.
8051 Development Board
The AT89C51 is a low-power, high-performance CMOS 8-bit microcomputer with 4 Kbytes of Flash Programmable and Erasable Read Only Memory (EEPROM). The device is manufactured using Atmel’s high density nonvolatile memory technology and is compatible with the industry standard MCS-51 instruction set and pin-out. The on-chip Flash allows the program memory to be reprogrammed in-system or by a conventional nonvolatile memory programmer. By combining a versatile 8-bit CPU with Flash on a monolithic chip, the Atmel AT89C51 is a powerful microcomputer which provides a highly flexible and cost effective solution to many embedded control applications.