Project Examples

Design of remote control water lock opener

Course: 16.365 - Electronics I
Semester: Spring 2008
Instructor: Joel Therrien
Partner:Lowell National Historical Park

This project consisted on analyzing last semester’s design. The students critiqued the solutions and identified problems with them; improvements to the designs were then proposed. The students were able to apply transistors as switches during this project, which is one of the topics and objectives of the course. Implementation of the revised solutions are scheduled for next semester, and it is hoped that this will reduce the operating costs for the national park service and potentially allow canal tours to continue.