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Media Release
Release Date: December 6, 2016

10am-2pm, Friday, December 9, 2016
Interurban Centre for Trades Education & Innovation Atrium, Interurban campus, 4461 Interurban Rd

Camosun College's Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology - Renewable Energy students will showcase their finished projects that they have been working on for the last three months. Now, at the culmination of their studies, these students possess the abilities to design and create exciting and innovative projects.  Public and media are welcome to attend.

Here are a few of the projects that will be on display:

  • a solar-powered, fixed-wing, long-range, autonomous aircraft
  • GPS pet-tracking device that attaches to the collar of a cat or dog
  • food dispenser for small caged animals that can be activated remotely
  • automated garden
  • smart mirror
  • vision assistance tool
  • wireless multi-room thermostat
  • self-monitoring, portable cold box to carry snacks or lunches

Project descriptions follow.


James van Oort
Acting Chair, Electronics & Computer Engineering Department
Camosun College

Capstone Symposium Project Descriptions

Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology – Renewable Resources

  • SkyOwl
    The SkyOwl Drone is a solar-powered, fixed-wing, long-range, autonomous aircraft. Applications include low cost poaching and illegal logging observation.
  • OwlNet
    We have developed a wireless owl-net sensor network, providing an accurate and reliable way of sensing owl-net strikes during banding research. OwlNet is first able to obtain owl-strike alerts from several remote nets to one local hub using 2.4 GHz WiFi, then transmit alert status long range to the banding station using 900 MHz RF.
  • Tech Horizons
    Tech Horizons is creating three Internet of Things (IoT) devices that will improve your life:
    • A GPS pet-tracking device that will attach to the collar of your cat or dog.
    • A food dispenser for small caged animals that can be activated remotely.
    • A lamp that is aimed at improving our circadian rhythms and our quality of sleep.
  • Botny
    Our goal is to provide the pleasure and accessibility of having an automated garden within your home. We are doing so utilizing aeroponics, enabling you to save time and money while reducing your ecological footprint.
  • Mirrorage
    Mirrorage is a modern approach to the DIY project smart mirror. With a clean design, our mirror will give day/night border lighting, anti-fog, time/date/weather readout and Bluetooth audio; perfect for any bathroom.
  • P-eye
    P-eye is a vision assistance tool for the visually impaired built around the Raspbian OS. The P-eye takes a picture and has the ability to recognize objects, text, and facial expressions which is then described to the user.
  • YStat
    YStat is a wireless multi-room thermostat designed for use with baseboard heaters. Our custom app shows the temperature and battery voltage from each room and allows you to set the temperature.
  • CoolBox
    CoolBox is a miniature refrigerator that provides a self-monitoring, portable cold box to carry snacks or lunches. It monitors food temperature and notifies you of your food’s status via text message or email through a smartphone.
  • Magstick
    The Magstick is a 3D joystick that enables precise linear motion along any axis with a tangible centre position. Wireless position tracking is implemented via three pairs of electromagnetic coils.

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