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2018/19

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2019 Engineering Physics Capstone Expo

Mark your calendar!

Friday, April 5th, 2019

12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Student Centre Marketplace in McMaster University Student Centre

For more information on this event, please contact our Undergraduate Administrative Assistant at macdonne@mcmaster.ca

What is it all about?

At the end of each academic year the Department of Engineering Physics gives undergraduate students the opportunity to formally present their final year design projects at our "4A06 Capstone Expo". This event gives students the chance to gain feedback from faculty, peers and staff in their own and other disciplines.

Students in the full-year Engineering Physics 4A06 capstone courses work in teams of 4-5 members, designing and developing a project using the cumulative knowledge they've gained throughout their degree. These ~9 groups compete for prizes including the "People's Choice" award from the Department, as well as other awards by The Forge. 

All undergraduate Engineering Physics students are encouraged to attend to see what they can expect to have achieved by the 4th year of their program!

Everyone is welcome to attend! Admission is free.

Drop in and browse at your leisure! And don't hesitate to request a demonstration and ask questions!

2018/19 Eng Phys 4A06 Capstone Projects

ECLIPSE

Eclipse aims to improve driving safety and comfort by blocking glare from bright lights on the windshield. It can protect the driver's view from multiple light sources simultaneously, and keep track of them as they move across the driver's view.

 

Team Members:

  • Mario Ponce Tovar

  • Steven Mckiel
  • Liam Dow

  • Brendan Fallon

S.T.A.R.S.

Introducing S.T.A.R.S., the newest advancement in soccer training technology. The system tracks a player with a high degree of range and accuracy and will record a player's progress as they complete drills.

 

Team Members:

  • Craig Treen

  • George Lacatus
  • Bibeson Krishnadasan

  • Daniel Parent
  • Colin Colterjohn

milli

A robot that mimics your movement but at 1/4 scale so you can paint models as if they were much bigger

 

Team Members:

  • Hani Dawood

  • Zachary Asis
  • Angus Barber

  • Tyler Kashak

nanoRIMS

As a Nanoparticle Reactor Instrumentation and Measurement System, nanoRIMS is a research lab's one-stop-shop for the automated synthesis and optical characterization of gold nanoparticles.

 

Team Members:

  • Liam Flannigan

  • Phillip Pastolero
  • Brian McCrindle

  • Hannah McPhee

CircuitSmart

CircuitSmart is an intelligent breadboard device to assist users in building and debugging their circuits.

 

Team Members:

  • Lindsay Vasilak

  • Jameson Wong
  • Abigail Gaulin

F.R.A.S.S. Free Roaming Autonomous Surveillance System

FRASS is a robot that can learn it's surroundings, it can autonomously roam a household while communicating it with its user to detect any possible threats using onboard cameras and image processing algorithms.

 

Team Members:

  • Yousef Sheteiwy

  • Iain Lambie
  • Nathan Tan

  • Kirushigan Parathan

Zebra Shark

The Zebra Shark is a remotely operated underwater vehicle designed to remove zebra mussels and debris from underwater infrastructure. This device will reduce the need for human dive teams in the industrial setting.

 

Team Members:

  • Spencer Mcdermott

  • Taz Colangelo
  • David McShannon

2017/18

Eng Phys 4A06

What is it all about?

At the end of each academic year the Department of Engineering Physics gives undergraduate students the opportunity to formally present their final year design projects at our "4A06 Capstone Expo". This event gives students the chance to gain feedback from faculty, peers and staff in their own and other disciplines. Students in the full-year Engineering Physics 4A06 capstone courses work in teams of 2-5 members, designing and developing a project using the cumulative knowledge they've gained throughout their degree. These ~9 groups compete for prizes including the "People's Choice" award from the Department, as well as other awards by The Forge. 

Sharp Xchange

A sharps container that gives the option for users to acquire a clean needle if they dispose of a used one.

Sharp Xchange was a finalist at The Forge's Project Pitch Competition in November, and won 2nd Place in the Innovative Design challenge of the McMaster Engineering Competition.

Team Members:

  • Megan Goodland

  • Ashley Gilbank
  • Mitch Lemieux

  • Erik Reimers

oomi

To reduce the health issues and increase customer throughput in the nail service industry, Oomi automates the process of gel manicures. Using image processing and precise motor control, Oomi is able to accurately paint and cure your nails.

Oomi won 1st Place in the Innovative Design challenge of the McMaster Engineering Competition, 2nd place at the Ontario Engineering Competition, represented Ontario at the Canadian Engineering Competition in March, and won both Dean's Choice and People's Choice awards at the 4A06 2018 Expo.

Team Members: 

  • Cam Bignell

  • Leanne Dias
  • Mitchell Kurnell

  • Devan Wagner

Bar Rail

Bar Rail is an automated bar-tender. It accepts orders from your phone and moves its mixed drink dispenser to you along a bar-mounted rail system. 

Team Members:

  • Kari van Vliet

  • Lucas Palumbo

D.I.D

To stay ahead of the changing landscape of government legislation and provide law enforcement officials with the tools they need to bypass subjectivity and make critical decisions we present the D.I.D device or Driver Impairment Detection device.

DID competed in the Forge @ Mac 2018 Competition.

Team Members: 

  • Uzair Faruqui

  • Umar Rehman
  • James van Dijk

  • Jordan Young

Pill-E

Pill-E is a pharmaceutical device designed to automate the process of filling prescription based weekly blister packs, with minimal human interaction.

Team Members:

  • Matthew Engel

  • Benjamin Nguyen
  • Sarthi Shah

  • Peter Wojdylo

ProjecTable

ProjecTable: Bringing the social, tabletop experience of board games and improving it with modern technology in the form of a projected board, hand gestures for control, and multiple games in one device.

Team Members:

  • Roderick MacLachlan

  • Jonathan Saracp
  • Matthew Schembri

Arbie

Capable of recognizing and remembering faces, Arbie makes signing in and booking your appointments easy.

Team Members:

  • Kiran Birdee

  • Jon La
  • Stacie Moltner

  • Connor Wong

MEMSURE

A smart measurement tool that finds the displacement and path length between any two points in space using inertial measurement units

Distance Tracking using IMUs: A Technical Demonstration of Signal Filtering and Data Transformation.

Team Members:

  • Evan Thomas

  • Carson Fletcher

Hal-Fred the VIP

Laser-tag train car that slowly follows a track and automatically detects and fires at enemies with an auto-turret.

Very Important Payload.

Team Members:

  • Romani Gergis

  • Sandeep Natta
  • Jacob Siekierski

Thank you to our sponsors!

CNA

Thank you as well to our individual sponsors who made personal contributions

Joe Ip (Endowment)

Ruth Rayman

Robert Walker

2016/17

What is it all about?

At the end of each academic year the Department of Engineering Physics gives undergraduate students the opportunity to formally present their final year design projects at our "4A06 Capstone Expo". This event gives students the chance to gain feedback from faculty, peers and staff in their own and other disciplines. Students in the full-year Engineering Physics 4A06 capstone courses work in teams of 2-5 members, designing and developing a project using the cumulative knowledge they've gained throughout their degree. These groups compete for prizes including the "People's Choice" award from the Department, as well as other awards by The Forge. 

Polli

A rover on treads that pollinates the squash-family plants by detecting flowers and tapping each of them when it’s the right time.  Meant as a backup plan for the declining bee population so we can still grow vegetables.

Polli was the recipient of the 2017 People's Choice Award!

Team Members:

  • Colin Beswick

  • Roxanna Delima
  • Lazar Kojovic

  • Benjamin Scheffel

IRVIN

A system that detects veins in your arm using IR light and projects a map of them back onto your arm for medical use, such as drawing blood in hospitals and monitoring drug delivery for curing spider vein networks

 

Team Members:

  • Jason Amar

  • Peter Bartosik
  • Dawson Bonneville

RadRover

A “Nuclear Roomba”, the RadRover autonomously searches for radioactive contamination and cleans it up. The RadRover significantly improves on existing survey methods, and could vastly improve the efficiency & safety of labs and site decommissioning.

 

Team Members:

  • Liam Lawrence

  • David Philpott
  • Michael Tucker

  • Matthew Vukovic

Robo-Ami

A robot toy that plays a number of games meant as a programmable platform.  Uses RFID to determine when you place various objects into it.  Works on a play board; you can control where it goes on the board using your phone.

 

Team Members:

  • Thomas Grcevic

  • Amr Ibrahim
  • Lendl Lobo

  • Ryan Mclean

SCAIR (Stair Climbing Autonomous Inspection Robot)

A police robot that can climb stairs at human speeds desired by Hamilton Police Force and withstand being kicked down the stairs without stopping.  Uses a system of treads on multiple sections to climb stairs.

 

Team Members:

  • Chad Davis

  • Kai Groves
  • Eric Moraitis

  • Joel Smith

Memeoid

A packaging robot for your small business needs.

 

Team Members:

  • Fares Badr

  • Gregory De Launay
  • Romani Gergis

  • Joshua Racette

Rabbot

A running pace setter robot races around the track (at up to 8m/s) for running teams to train with.

 

Team Members:

  • Desmond Flowers

  • Ahmed Ganzory
  • Paul Rochus

  • Daniel Wilding

Thank you to our sponsors!

Thank you as well to our individual sponsors who made personal contributions

Joe Ip

Robert Walker

Ruth Rayman

2015/16

What is it all about?

At the end of each academic year the Department of Engineering Physics gives undergraduate students the opportunity to formally present their final year design projects at our "4A06 Capstone Expo". This event gives students the chance to gain feedback from faculty, peers and staff in their own and other disciplines. Students in the full-year Engineering Physics 4A06 capstone courses work in teams of 2-5 members, designing and developing a project using the cumulative knowledge they've gained throughout their degree. These groups compete for prizes including the "People's Choice" award from the Department, as well as other awards by The Forge. 

sntch

The sntch is the first micro drone designed for interactive gameplay.

"sntch" was the recipient of the 2016 People's Choice Award!

Team Members:

  • Eric Daigle

  • Daniel Elbirt
  • Alex Ianovski

  • Brendan Kass

VIRGIL

Dubbed VIRGIL or Voice-activated Intelligent Robot with Guided Imaging Limb, the device acts as a robot assistant to perform various tasks, such as handing someone tools or sorting objects based on size or colour.

 

Team Members:

  • Chris Adams-McGavin

  • Amanda Kelly
  • Brandon Wagstaff

  • Mike Zamboni

QuaDog

A security system that can survey an area and follow designated persons of interest real-time via onboard sensors, camera, and programming..

 

Team Members:

  • Ben Bowcott

  • Henry Frankis

  • Andrey Goussev

  • Nathan Schut

  • Luke Zhang

Lasereye

A two degrees of freedom turret is remotely controlled via radio signals from a corresponding headset.

 

Team Members:

  • Martin Conte

  • Novak Ivanovski

  • Matt Leyden

  • Sean Somogyvari

Heimdall

An autonomous quadcopter built for the sole purpose of exploration and discovery. 

 

Team Members:

  • Kyle Ansilio

  • Andrea Beauchamp

  • Annmarie Tong

  • Stephanie Bysice

ASKY-16 the Maze Solving Robot

An autonomous micromouse robot that is programmed to solve any 16x16 maze in its final run with an expected target time of 15 seconds or less.

 

Team Members:

  • Shamil Saeed

  • Kushagra Dixit

  • Yunze Cui

  • Andrew Beaton

2014/15

A nuclear-powered satellite crashed in the desert and the radioactive nuclear fuel was scattered, and covered by sand.  The fuel elements were uranium (U) and thorium (Th).  The project was to retrieve the fuel elements among the scattered debris, and to identify them.

Groups designed and constructed autonomous vehicles that were capable of performing a search of a sand area of 120 cm by 120 cm square, collecting samples and identifying them as (vitrified) uranium, thorium or detritus.    

Placed randomly within the sand box were the uranium sample, the thorium sample and at least three pieces of detritus. 

The identification of the samples could be performed on the vehicle itself, or at a stationary sensing unit located within the sensing area.  In either case, the samples had to be brought to the sensing area and clearly distinguished.  The sensing unit could be connected to a computer via a USB cable, to transfer and display the final results.

 

 

 

2013/14

 

The overarching specifications were to design, construction, refine, and compete in a course-wide competition an autonomous device with the intention to win.  The devices were subject to constraints including cost minimization, inclusion of feedback control systems, and adherence to all applicable health, safety, and code considerations.

2012/13

 

The overarching specifications were to design, construction, refine, and compete in a course-wide competition an autonomous device with the intention to win.  The devices were subject to constraints including cost minimization, inclusion of feedback control systems, and adherence to all applicable health, safety, and code considerations.

2011/12

 

The overarching specifications were to design, construction, refine, and compete in a course-wide competition an autonomous device with the intention to win.  The devices were subject to constraints including cost minimization, inclusion of feedback control systems, and adherence to all applicable health, safety, and code considerations.

2010/11

The overarching specifications were to design, construction, refine, and compete in a course-wide competition an autonomous device with the intention to win.  The devices were subject to constraints including cost minimization, inclusion of feedback control systems, and adherence to all applicable health, safety, and code considerations.

2009/10

The overarching specifications were to design, construction, refine, and compete in a course-wide competition an autonomous device with the intention to win.  The devices were subject to constraints including cost minimization, inclusion of feedback control systems, and adherence to all applicable health, safety, and code considerations.

2007/08

The overarching specifications were to design, construction, refine, and compete in a course-wide competition an autonomous device with the intention to win.  The devices were subject to constraints including cost minimization, inclusion of feedback control systems, and adherence to all applicable health, safety, and code considerations.