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Traffic Control System-TCS-30
This project was done as a senior design project by a single ECET student. The project comprised of two full sized traffic signals, and pedestrian crossing buttons and lights that were programmed to operate as they would at a typical four-way intersection. Student used a 16 bit microprocessor to control the system. All signal conditioning was designed and built to interface the 120V signals to the 5V microprocessor. Intersection operated with day/evening modes which required interfacing an external clock device.

Wireless-Controlled Garage Heater
This project was done as a part of EL 482, Senor Project for Engineering Technology, Spring 2004. The purpose of the project was to demonstrate wireless control of a thermostatically regulated garage heater. The wireless unit was located inside one's house and used to set a desired temperature for the garage heater. The wireless unit also received a real-time temperature signal from the garage heater. The garage heater applied power to the heating element until the actual temperature reached the desired level at which time it cut off. Once the actual temperature dropped, the heater would cycle on again.

Automated Bottle-filling Mechanism
This project was done by two interdisciplinary design teams made up of Electronic and Mechanical Engineering Technology students. The project was overseen by Professors Schuyler and Canistraro and was proposed and supported by a small business partner. The design teams designed and built a mechanism for filling long-neck glass bottles with a mixed media aggregate. This problem presented many unique design issues. Bottles had to be loaded independently, filled properly, and moved along.