P17316: Light Rail


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Athletes are constantly striving to improve their own performance in high intensity sports. A device that simulates the projectile motion of a baseball or similar high velocity object can be a useful training tool. Lightrail will be a flexible track on which LED lights simulate the movement of a pitched ball and act as a cue for initiating a swing. The Lightrail will be a cost-effective product that provides a system which allows the player to use a variety of starting and ending speeds to simulate a moving ball. The accuracy at which the athlete stops the projectile is measured and displayed within milliseconds.

The goal of this project is to deliver a working model of a reaction time testing machine. The device needs to be fixed and accurate enough to deliver results meaningful to the athlete. All intellectual property will be given to the sponsor.

Current Light Rail Model

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Project Name
Light Rail
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Start Term
End Term
Faculty Guide
Dr. Vincent J. Amuso
Primary Customer
Dr. Fred Edmunds
Sponsor (financial support)
XTREMESIGHT, www.xtremesight.com

Team Members

From Left to Right: Evan Halpern, David Pyenson, Jeff Jaskier, Rachel Stroebel, Charles Rudkin

From Left to Right: Evan Halpern, David Pyenson, Jeff Jaskier, Rachel Stroebel, Charles Rudkin

Member Role Contact
Jeff Jaskier Project Manager jtj8415@rit.edu
David Pyenson Gatekeeper dap7284@g.rit.edu
Evan Halpern Customer Coordinator ejh6135@rit.edu
Rachael Stroebel EDGE Manager ras3477@rit.edu
Charles Rudkin Content Editor ccr8629@rit.edu

Table of Contents


Planning & Execution

Project Photos and Videos

Imagine RIT

Problem Definition

Systems Design

Preliminary Detailed Design

Detailed Design

Build & Test Prep

Subsystem Build & Test

Integrated System Build & Test

Integrated System Build & Test with Customer Demo

Customer Handoff & Final Project Documentation