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Progress Report I Prototype I Assignment

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[Safe] – Progress Report I for Prototype I: [Medicine notification system]

Goals for the week:

Group ’SAFE’ plans to become better acquainted with an arduino board, and to research the arduino website on how to use it in basic circuits. 

Before this Friday we will try and build a circuit with an arduino board to start getting practice in the areas of electronic assembly and programming.

We will research and try to find a scanner to use for the first prototype.  ( If possible purchase a scanner).

Try and find out what information is in the barcodes of most if not all medecines.

 

Meeting times/dates

There is a meeting for Monday at 9:30 p.m. via skype about 30 min.

Another meeting is Thursday at 2:00 p.m. on campus about 2 hours.

 

Individual Hours:

All four of us met on Monday via skype for about 20 min.  We also met at the lab on Thursday for about 30 min., and soon after we had a meeting with ronnie owens at CPRF that lasted about 30 min.

Besides the times we all met for meetings.   These are some of the individual efforts:         Ghassan spent 1- 2 hours this week looking at the arduino website and printing out some of the circuits we were going to do for practice.         Ahmed spent about 30min -  1 hour  on research of the cheapest and best scanner to buy.      Julio spent about an hour doing some team leader stuff and thinking about what the next step in the project would be.    Ryan spent about an hour and a half typing up notes of the last meeting with John, and the meeting with CPRF on Thursday, also he did the progress report on the website. 

 

 

What we did:

We’ve decided that for the first prototype we could have two lights and an alarm that come on for Three different outputs.  They are:     Refills, expiration, and a notification to take the medicine.  The notification is one we added this week from more brainstorming.  We’ve also Met with a couple residents from CPRF, and received some confirmation that this sytem could be very helpful for them or their family and friends.    Some of the other work done has been research on a scanner to buy, and research on programming of an Arduino board. 

What we didn’t do:

We were going to try out the Arduino board in a circuit on Thursday but we met with CPRF and then we all had a class soon after so we didnt get to it;  we plan to  do it soon though.  Another thing we just didnt get around to doing is ‘purchasing a scanner’.  There was some confusion on what type of scanner to buy. We realized on Thursday that it didnt matter what type of scanner it was, because this is not our final product but our first prototype. which means we wont have it for the meeting on Friday at 1:30. However, we are planning on getting it as soon as possible. Finding the Bar code information has not been done either. 

Where we are stuck:

The Bar code is probably where we are stuck the most.  How do we implement what information we want into a barcode? 

Notes/Misc:

Electric Chair – Progress Report I for Prototype I: Electric Chair

Goals for the week:

* Team interview with CPRF personnel regarding the needs and brainstorming some ideas with them on Wednesday at 1 pm.

* Research resources for the components:
* Nate : waterproofing/custom enclosure, digital battery gauge
* Emmanuel: LED’s, applicable speaker.

* Programming and learning to use Arduino microcontroller:
* Hengky : Create preliminary user interface “maps” for both multi-line display and touch-screen display. These are just navigational ideas, not code writing. We will discuss and modify Thursday.
* Darko: Research and sample Arduino code language.

Meeting times/dates

* Wednesday from 1 – 2 pm (Tentative)
* Thursday from 7 – 9 pm
* Friday from 2 – 4 pm

Individual Hours:

Time spent individually is determined by the individual. Just do your best to make progress on your task for the week.

What we did:

  • Researched and found some component enclosure websites. 
  • Researched battery gauge; prebuilt vs custom built
  • Researched speakers, but unable to determine size and strength of the speaker needed at this point
  • Created preliminary graphical user interface for touch screen
  • Practiced basic Arduino programming

What we didn’t do:

  • LED research
  • Preliminary user interface for LCD display
  • Research elevated beacon concept

Where we are stuck:

  • LCD vs touchscreen
  • elevated beacon concept

Notes/Misc:

  • Meeting with CPRF resident tomorrow (Friday) to discuss wheelchair specifications and project details. 
MAR – Progress Report I for Prototype I:Wireless GPS Tracker

Goals for the week:

* One of our plans for this week is to order/buy material and find other needed equipment(Android phone, basic apps to develop the project).

* Another plan is to meet CPRF staff and consumers once again to talk about our project with them in order to make sure our product satisfy their basic needs of the item.

* Our next goal is to research more about protocols we should use to communicate between our objects and to figure out how we should pass the information from one to another, and also to start studing about application designing.

Meeting times/dates

Friday 4pm-7pm

Sunday 4pm-7pm

Our last meeting was Sunday 4pm

Individual Hours:

Our regular meeting hours are Friday and Sunday 4 pm to 7 pm. Besides that team members will work individually on researching about the needed information. Team members also will discuss and make arrangements to meet CPRF staff.

What we did:

Mihingu:- I ordered the Bluetooth SMD Module RN-42 from Spark Fun Electronics.  Also I found the  softwares to get an android platform

 ”Eclipse IDE for Java Developers”  from “www.eclipse.org” . 

“JDK” to develop java applications drom “www.oracle.com”

“Android SDK” from “developer.android.com”

So now we have android environment to make our project.

Abdullah Alrowaili

I have research about the bracelet that we want to disgn for the project and i found something simlier to what we want in this website

 
and I am still reseaching about finding the gps  cordinates how to put it in form of location and send it .  


What we didn’t do:

we could not meet with CPRF rresident who request  an gps tracking devise .

Where we are stuck:

Fill this out by Thursday eve: Logistical or technical questions could go here. Anything you want to remember to ask me when we meet might go here too.

Notes/Misc:

[Team Glen] – Progress Report I for Prototype I: [Smart Mailbox]

Goals for the week:

The goal for this week was for each team member to get familiar with Arduino use.

We are also working on  making a  insert for mailbox with the  light sensor mounted. 

Meeting times/dates

Our regular meeting dates and hours are:

Friday 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM and

Sunday 10:00 AM to 12 PM.

Our last meeting was on Friday for 3 hours.

 

Individual Hours:

Murtada : I spent  one hour trying  to learn how to use Arduino

Dhreen Tulsiani:  I took a couple of hours to explore the equipment in the rooms 321 and 322 and discussed the project with my teammates about our requirements. We made strategies in that time period and decided the tasks that need to be done.

Tetteh Hyde:  I went to CPRF to get the dimensions of one of there mailboxes.

I also took picture so everyone on the team can have a better idea of prototype we are working on.  This took approximately 30 minutes.

Glen:  I spent about 0.5 hours ordering the Xbee pros and Xbee shields for Arduino board and 3.0 hours studying and researching the xbee pro user guide online so we will have a program up and running for the Xbee pros to work for our project.

What we did:

The things that got done include making an actual circuit of how the smart mailbox system is going to work. We also made a sample design of the project that includes the arduino board, bread board and various sensors that detect the mail. All of this was working well. We also made strategies of how we can go about and fit this design in an actual mailbox. The smart mailbox idea will work for CPRF people. Since we are working with CPRF, we will meet them tomorrow (Friday Feb. 24th at 12:30). We have a circuit design for one sensor. Since we thought that we will have 6 sensors, we also assigned tasks of who will do the circuit design for 6 different sensors and who will do the programming.  But now our project has changed a little bit and we will be just needing 1 sensor for CPRF mailboxes. We also went through the materials that can come in handy for our project in the labs 321 and 322.  The Xbee pros and Xbee Shields for Arduinos are ordered and should be in this Friday.

What we didn’t do:

We are waiting to talk with Dede Fair and Beth Sneed at CPRF this Friday before building the mailbox inserts.  We have the rough outside dimensions of the mailboxs but would like to have actual inside dimensions of mailbox so we can have a tight fitting insert inside the mailbox to keep lost space inside to a minimum.  Also have questions for John regarding the multiplexing idea to work for several mailboxes.  The question is with the scope of multiplexing that is to be done because there is about 103 mailboxes and are not all grouped together as we first thought.

Where we are stuck:

We do not have any technical questions as of now.

Notes/Misc:

Meet with Dede Fair and Beth Sneed Friday 24th at 12:30 pm in common area at CPRF and than with John at 2:00 pm.

Green Wu – Progress Report I for Prototype I: Bicycle-powered Generator

Goals for the week:

  • Begin manipulating with the programming of Arduino
  • Post ads/locate bikes for a hand crank and begin the basic structure of our prototype.
  • Research and examine motor/generator possibilities. Try to find a cheap alternative or whether an Alternator will work. 
  • Set up a meeting with CPRF patient to discuss hand pedaled bike.

Meeting times/dates

Fill this out as soon as you can after class on Friday. List times/dates/length of meetings for the week

Individual Hours:

Eric: 5 hours C++ graphical programming research and testing
Alex: 6 hours of trying to get LCD screen to work with Arduino

What we did:

The meeting did not go well at all. We met Janette, but she was not one of the two residents that we had worked with at the prior meeting. Also, she did not have any information about our Senior Design teams are working with CPRF, nor did she have an idea for us to work with. We assume that the wrong resident was contacted, and that a re-scheduled meeting for next week is due.Programming research included ASCII graphic animations and color implementation on linux systems.

 

What we didn’t do:

We have not been into the senior design lab to check the equipment and work with a breadboard to set how the Arduino outputs.

We have not purchased a generator, nor secured a bike. These objectives will be taken care of in the next week. The bike is most likely located at Fairmount Towers, the dorms of WSU.

Where we are stuck:

We’re trying to figure out how to get a cheap generator to use. Adrian is looking into getting one from an old scooter, but it’s not guaranteed. 

To follow up on Eric’s post, I have checked to see if I still have possession of a scooter I used to ride in my childhood, but it turns out my mom got rid the scooter a while back. For now, I am using FreeCycle to obtain bicycles for the team.

Team X – Progress Report I for Prototype I: Wheel Chair Curb Dectector

Goals for the week:

Get familiar with arduino and IR sensors. Should be able to dectect distance. Get RC car and have a way to post the sensor on them.

Order parts: IR sensors

Meeting times/dates

Sunday at 4:00 and Thursday at 1:00

Individual Hours:

Samuel Ky : 2 hours

Bana 2 hours

Nhat Nguyen: 2.0 hours

What we did:

Got Arduino working with IR sensor detected the correct distance.
RC car was modified to simulate as a wheel chair by adding supports to mount the sensor.

What we didn’t do:

 We haven’t order a different IR sensor with different range.

Where we are stuck:

We are up to schedule and not stuck at any part this week.

Notes/Misc: