|Project Summary||Project Information|
There is a need in the deaf or hard of hearing community for a small and inexpensive module to serve as a mobile alarm clock or emergency alert notification device. This will be accomplished by controlling a bed shaker and high intensity lights as part of an application from a cell phone or similar Bluetooth enabled device. The Bluetooth chip and micro-controller will be modular in design such that they can be used in a variety of different applications. Higher intensity LED's will be implemented and flush mounted to the exterior of the device to allow for a brighter signal at a wider viewing angle. To improve mobility the device; it will no longer draw power solely from a wall socket but will house an internal lithium-ion battery. This project will yield a functioning prototype which will be smaller, lighter, and cheaper than the previous proof of concept design. A CAD package, circuit layout, and an instruction manual will also be delivered at project completion. This is the second phase of the project. Here is a link to the previous group and the progress that has been made previously. Phase I Prototype
Mechanical Engineer - Project Lead
Responsible for the enclosure design (CAD Package) and stress analysis to meet customer needs and specifications. Project Lead also responsible for documenting the design process and managing the various disciplines of the design team to the completion of a working prototype.
Responsible for programming a software package in C for the MSP430 and PAN1325 microcontroller to provide alarm clock functionality. Also to deliver application for the PC to interface with the device to set alarm times as well as LED/bed shaker intensity.
Lead Electrical Engineer
Responsible for Bluetooth Solution Selection, including Bluetooth technologies research and component selection, as well as FCC compliance. Responsible for Pre-Read document and partially responsible for Detailed Design document. Responsible for Schematics and their continued development.
Responsible for the selection, design, and implementation of the power supply circuitry. Also, accountable for documenting the technical reviews as well as managing and maintaining the Bill of Materials list.
Responsible for the purchase of materials. Also responsible for component selection. Along with Scott, accountable for design, and implementation of the power supply circuitry.
Responsible for updating the project develop timeline. Also responsible for the PCB design, selection, and layout based on the schematic. Partially responsible for component selection and design choice.
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