CE 150 - Computer Interfacing
                 featuring projects of the graduating Fifth Year
                 Computer Engineering Students

 
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Group Members
  • Pio Enerio
  • Kurt Yu



ABSTRACT

An underwater light meter is to be built. The meter will be able to measure the intensity of certain wavelengths of light underwater, the wavelengths depending on the LEDs to be used as sensors. For a certain LED, once light is supplied corresponding to the wavelength of the LED, a voltage will be produced across the LED electrodes, the voltage proportional to the intensity of the light sensed or detected. The voltage will be calibrated against an LUX calibration curve, so that the reported light intensity at the specified wavelength is fairly accurate.


 
 

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Group Members
  • Thad Tangangco
  • Jonathan Canto
  • Michael Tiongson



ABSTRACT

The group aims to create a system that monitors how many cars are parked in a given parking lot while recording the duration of each automobile's stay as well as information regarding the current owner of the car (ID number, year level, student/faculty status, parking privileges). This will be achieved by placing barcode scanners in front of computer controlled barriers at both the entrance and exit of a specific parking lot. The barcode scanner will read the personal ID of the student or faculty driving the vehicle and will crosscheck the scanned ID number against a database of valid users of the said parking lot. If the ID checks out (e.g. the person is a student or faculty member of the Loyola Schools, there are no hold orders against that person, the parking lot in question isn't restricted) then the bar is raised and the car may park within. The same system applies to cars exiting the parking lot.

This system is similar to what is currently implemented in the Rizal Library when a student or faculty member needs to borrow or return books from the library. The ID number of the student as well as the book's information is logged into the system at a specific date. Other variables are then determined or manipulated such as the due date of the book or maximum allowable number of books. The same method will be applied in the creation of the parking lot's database, ideally during application for a parking sticker, so that personal information may be entered.


   
 

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Group Members
  • Rafael Jover
  • Karl Kurze
  • Kenny Martinez
  • Howard Teng



ABSTRACT

We are going to fabricate our own brewed coffeemaker that will make coffee automatically at desired times of the day. The individual's taste preference (with regards the amount of coffee, sugar and cream) can be inputted into the computer, which will then handle all the processes involved in preparing the coffee. The individual has the option to either make one cup or one pot at a time. The coffee can then be maintained at a set temperature, remaining warm/hot until consumption.


 
 

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Group Members
  • Christian Albert Cheng
  • Jason Patrick Era˝a
  • Kenneth Andrew Magsuci
  • John Christopher Marcelo
  • Michael Stephen Tonido



ABSTRACT

The proposed probe shall be capable of measuring at least three underwater parameters up to a target maximum depth of 0.5 m. So far, the group has decided on light intensity, temperature and pH level. A graphical interface shall be provided which the user may operate to observe and log the measurements in real time. If time and resources should permit, the group endeavors to extend the project so that the probe may go beyond the depth specified and have its depth controlled (also in real time) from the interface. With this improvement of the project, the group has in mind the eventual application of the probe to aid in the lake experiments of the Environmental Science department.

For practical purposes, the project shall be divided into two phases: one concerned with the instrument module, and the other with the craft itself. In this way, the second phase is a sort of option that the group will take given the assured success of the first phase. The group itself is thoroughly intent on seeing this project through to its second and more interesting stage.


 
 

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Group Members
  • Arquiza, Karen
  • Mariano, Arland
  • Monera, Jihan
  • Ramirez, Jannin



ABSTRACT

This device scans printed text and converts it to voice. Blind people can rely on this device to read texts for them. All they have to do is to just run the scanner over the text, a newspaper for example, and listen.

The pen is to be a stand-alone device. But because of the time constraint, the pen will remain tethered to a pc which will interpret and convert the text to voice.




 
 

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Group Members
  • Joseph Michael Galero
  • Paul John Miranda
  • Wilmer Bautista
  • Peter Neil Siarot
  • Michael Benedicto



ABSTRACT

This project aims to monitor the vital health signs and at the same time track the position of a person. Body sensors like a digital thermometer and a heart rate sensor will be used to obtain health information for the person. These, together with the person's identity and position, will be sent through a transmitter and monitored through a remote PC.

Body sensors like a digital thermometer and a heart rate sensor will be used to obtain information that will be sent through a transmitter, which will be monitored. The whereabouts of the person tracked as well.

 
 

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Group Members
  • Ian Mitchelle De Vera
  • Rommel Benedick Lim
  • Mark Joseph Garrovillas



ABSTRACT

This is a part of a project by CHED and the Chemistry Department to fabricate a Gas Chromatography (GC) system fully controlled by a computer using LabVIEW« software. A DAQ card is already available for easy interfacing. The oven consists of a trial-controlled AC ceramic heater, digitally controlled motor fans, a thermocouple and the oven chassis itself. Optionally the DAQ card may be bypassed by making a customized DAQ and control system interfaced with the parallel port.

 
 

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Group Members
  • ANG, Beverley Joy G.
  • CHUA, Gail A.
  • CHUA, Renee Gayle M.
  • TONGOL, Maria Elena R.-LEADER



ABSTRACT

Objectives: The goal of this project is to be able to make a prototype security device that compares successive images taken by a web cam, in order to track an intruder. Horizontal and vertical stepper motors will be interfaced with a desktop computer to control the position of the web cam.

The motion will be detected by reference image difference using a single camera. To do this, we will use color matching to find the motion area that corresponds to the TS (Target Square). In order to perform independent motion detection, the software has to identify the global motion (due to the camera movement) and then align images before and after camera motion.

Tracking of the motion will be implemented by mounting a web cam on a stepper motor to control and change its direction. It is first initialized to view the entire room. If a motion is detected, it zooms to the area in the room where the sound or motion was detected. If the object continues to move, the camera follows. The images as well as the times of detection are recorded.

Optional Feature #1: Upon detection of motion, it automatically records the sounds in the room. It then compresses the recorded images and then sends it to an email address together with the time logs. (Additional option: a user can view what the camera sees via the internet)

Optional Feature #2: An alarm is set only if there is sustained motion. This alarm may be configurable, such that the user can turn it on or off.

 
 
88 - The Planning Process


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Topics listed by the CE 150 Classes (Sections A and B)
during the Planning Session of 2003 jun 16


      * Underwater light meter
      * Car remotely controlled by voice
      * Deep sea rover
      * House controlled by web page
      * Enhancing voice to text
      * Ion-selective electrodes
      * Library security system
      * Camera sensors (motion + heat +...)
      * Automated gas chromatograph
      * Face recognition
      * People tracking system (specific individuals)
      * PID controlled oven
      * Virtual reality (games, etc.)
      * Remote-controlled helicopter
      * Hand-writing recognition
      * Parking lot monitoring system (capacity, 
           id tracking, sticker)
      * Smart card/ID
      * Intelligent house (bedroom --> kitchen, etc.)
      * Thermal imaging system (for identification)
      * Burglar alarm (identifies visitor and calls 
           police for intruders)
      * Retinal scanner for identification
      * OLED monitors
      * Finger-print recognition
      * Color sensor
      * Auto-pilot for cars
      * Mind reader
      * Mind simulator
      * Voice controlled moving floors
      * Wala sir, eh
      * Voice controlled white board
      * White board eraser
      * Blackboard printer
      * Voice controlled notebook computer
      * Brail interface for laptop
      * Voice modification
      * Sign language recognition
      * Facial expression
      * Hearing aid + tone enhancer + translator
      * Cancer detection from image
      * Soil chemicals treatment
      * Package deliverer that seeks out people 
           and guides itself
      * Cellphone finder
      * Sinusuot na PC
      * Lie detector
      * Drug detector
      * Holographic imaging system
      * Intelligent car cellphone
      * Voice quality enhancer
      * Electronic barber
      * Electronic Faura/ECCE map
      * Fat-burning system
      * Intelligent garbage can
      * Smell detector
      * Automated titration
      * Automatic note-taker
      * Rat tracker
      * X-ray goggles
      * Automatic attendance checker
      * Telescope control via webpage
      * Automatic laser focuser
      * Computer-controlled pendulum balance
      * Computer-controlled levitating globe
      * Computer-controlled messenger
      * Holographic touch-screen PC
      * Voice-controlled web surfing
      * Cellphone controlled security camera
      * Matrix prototype
      * Illusion inducer
      * Computer art (laser, etc)
      * 3d camera
      * 3d painter
      * Computerized rides amusement park
      * Running --> measure speed
      * Smart t-shirt
      * Noise cancellation
      * Emotion detector
      * Scheduler (text, alarm clock, text, etc.)
                  


 
99 - Some Learning Elements


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