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Tashis Academic Projects

Sensors and Data - UConn Capstone Project

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04/06/2016
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Intro for Web Viewers


Hello!
Thanks for taking a moment to check out this short Powerpoint. In it I cover a
few projects that I have worked while completing my B.S. in Mechanical
Engineering at the University of Connecticut.
The first project is a lab assignment from a class called Sensors & Data. I
carried out during my sophomore year.
The second project is my Capstone project from my senior year. The intent of
this web presentation is to give a brief overview of some of the things I have
worked on and where my interests lie.
Thanks for viewing! I am looking forward to giving this presentation to you in
person.

Sensors and Data


Piezoelectric Actuator Lab

Used a motor with a fine travel


range of 25 micrometers
Inputted 5 V signal at 5hz
Measured movement with Linear
Variable Displacement Transducer
(LVDT) and National Instruments
LabView
Used filters to account for noise
Looked for 5hz signal in LabView

Sensors and Data


Results

Focus was on windowing and


signal processing
Used Fourier Transform to find
constituent frequencies of
measured signal

Various waveforms
Various sampling frequencies

Other Piezoelectric Applications


Harvard Robobee

Meso-scale flying robot


Two piezoelectric components
control each wing
Weight less than .1g
Currently wired

UConn Senior Design


Overview

Year-long design project


Corporate Sponsor
gives donation of
~$10,000
Teams of students work
to solve industry
problems
Projects are displayed
at UConn School of
Engineering
Demonstration Day

Automation of a Taping Process

Goal was to automate the


application of masking tape
Masked parts to be plated
(chrome, anodized, acid-etching)
MRO process variable part
geometry
Machine has to accept range of
part sizes
Successful outcome First Place
finish for Mechanical Engineering
projects!

Picture of Final Product Lathe


Style Automated Machine
Logic Control
Module

Drive Motor

Power Distribution
Module

Adjustable End
Plate

Systems - Moveable End Plate

Anodized aluminum endplate supported by linear bearing on rods.


End plate allows for part lengths of 1 to 30
Plate held in place by quick clamp

Systems - Power Distribution


Module

120 VAC input


Power Distribution Module:
48 V 10 A power supply for
stepper motors
24 V 5 A power supply for light
bars, stack light and fans
12 V 6 A supply for Arduino
Thermostatically controlled fan

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Systems - Logic Control Module

Computer runs GUI


Arduino controls stepper drivers
Stepper drivers send signal to the
motors
Safety Relay controls light bar,
stack lights, and raspberry pi

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Systems - Graphical User Interface

Accepts user inputs to define


part dimensions
Stores part profiles
Manual motion controls
Start Stop Pause
Programmed in Java

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Control Logic

Part Needs
to be
Taped

Dimensions

Graphical
User
Interface

G Code Input

Electronic
Control
System

Motors
and Tape
System

Electric Signal

Taped
Part!

Physical Motion
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