Dr. Scott Feister
Undergraduate work has been mainly focused on general courses and those for the major, however, as many professionals in the industry can vouch for, engineers need research and experience as early as they can get it. By collaborating with graduate level high density energy laboratory technicians, undergraduate engineering students can greatly benefit from taking a problem at the most basic level and working physical and electrical boundaries to bring forth a real working piece of automation that can be used in that experimental setting. Taking into account the limitations of an underclass Undergraduate and the work that can be done while taking full classes, we modeled and worked with the mechanical components of multiple preprogrammed motors and an Arduino set, to be able to create a remote and/or computer controlled device that can be used in the experimentation of lasers in university laboratories. Through the use of computer science, 3D modeling software, 3D printing capabilities, and basic electrical circuitry, this poster plans to present the mechanical and electronic side to this project.