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June 5, 2013

9am-3:30pm, Wednesday June 19, 2013
Pacific Forestry Centre, 506 West Burnside Rd, Victoria

  • a mobile app that controls the lights, heat and electronic blinds in your home
  • an aerial drone that picks up and drops objects, avoiding collision using GPS navigation
  • a new web portal for the Lkwungen Nation
  • a remote automated weather station
  • a personal athletic data logger that records your heart rate during your workout

These are just a few of the projects on display at the Capstone Symposium scheduled for 9am-3:30pm, Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at the Pacific Forestry Centre, 506 West Burnside Road, Victoria, BC. Organized by the graduating students, Capstone is the last stage before graduation from two diploma programs:  Computer Systems Technology and Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology – Renewable Energy

"Making a real-world connection is a valuable aspect of Capstone," says Saryta Schaerer, program chair for Camosun's computer science department. "Each Computer Systems Technology team has a sponsor who is depending on these students to create a functional solution that can be applied to some aspect of their organization."

Two guest speakers have been invited:  Darren Beckwith, Product Designer and Senior Firmware Lead at Carmanah Technologies will start things off at 9:30am and George Walker, Software Manager from Reliable Controls will be first up after lunch at 12:30pm. Student teams will each give 15-minute presentations from 10am-noon and 1-3:30pm.

Project descriptions follow.

More details online at

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Saryta Schaerer, M.Sc.
Program Chair, Computer Science
Camosun College

Capstone Symposium Project Descriptions

Computer Systems Technology


A business intelligence dashboard for creating, updating and viewing business data

Sponsor: BC Oil and Gas Commission

The Portal People

The Lkwungen Community Portal is a website for community members of the Songhees Nation

Sponsor: Songhees Nation

Team Pocketsand

Community website for getting informed about local politics

Sponsor: Saanich Youth Council

Off by 1's

Business process management and Excel validation tools for fish and fish habitat data

Sponsor: Ministry of Environment

Group A

Android application to allow users to remotely monitor and control indoor environment settings (e.g. light level, thermostat, etc.) from a mobile device

Sponsor: Reliable Controls Corporation


An online prototype system for managing Camosun College's Curriculum approvals process

Sponsor: VP Academic / Camosun College

YikeSite Capstone Team

A web application to allow any user, regardless of technical knowledge, to build a great looking website in a simple, intuitive interface

Sponsor: Animikii Inc.

Team Forestry

A website to collect forestry genetics information for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization

Sponsor: Canadian Forest Service

Gamified Wiki

An updated wiki framework that uses incentives to encourage users to contribute high-quality content

Sponsor: Crowd Content

One Man Army

A database module for tracking umpire statistics for Rowing Canada Aviron

Sponsor: Rowing Canada Aviron

Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology – Renewable Resources

Radio Active

The Brave New Waves software radio replaces traditional radio hardware with software running on a computer

Team Quadradrone

An aerial drone capable of avoiding its surroundings, navigating using GPS, picking and dropping objects, and providing video feedback using an on-board Linux server

Team RAWsome

A remote automated weather station capable of reading in many sensors and then logging the data to be viewed later

Team Iron Man

A personal athletic data logger that records the user's heart rate and GPS positional data in order to derive further information about the user's workout

Last updated: April 16, 2019 12:38 pm

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