Neurohacking Institute

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Description Neurohacking merges Computer Science and Neuroscience with cutting-edge, consumer level technology to test the boundaries of EEG signal filtering and control. We hope to research possible technologies to develop a brain computer interface (BCI) that can precisely control items in what some refer to as the “real world”. Meeting Time Spring 2020 Meeting Time […]

Unmanned Parcel Service

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Description UPS designs, builds, and programs quadcopters and rovers to compete in the AUVSI SUAS drone autonomy competition. We will travel to Maryland to compete with other collegiate teams June 12-15. If you want to learn more about UPS, come to any of our project meetings or contact Benjamin Chen at chen5713@umn.edu Meeting Time Spring 2020 […]

PPF-H Systems

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Description The goal of PPF-H systems is to experimentally validate & build the PPF-Harvester as well as develop technological systems to apply the PPF-Harvester (a new type of energy harvester) to such as self-sufficient and smart-soft exosuit(s). To this end, we work together as students of all background for the common purpose of developing PPF-H […]

Munchi

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Description Coffee makers can do a lot more than make coffee. They can be used to cook a variety of other things, including Ramen, eggs, hotdogs, and hot chocolate. Munchi is trying to connect a coffee maker to the internet so it can be controlled by a smartphone app. In addition, Munchi is working on […]

LPRD Rocketry

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Description We build and test liquid propellant rocket engines to develop our skills in engineering very complex systems as students. LPRD was founded on the belief that if something cool has not been done, you should take it upon yourself to make it happen. That mentality still remains in the current team – we push […]

Light Show

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Description We put together the annual CSE Winter Light Show: a display of over 250,000 lights individually sequenced to music every December in the Civil Engineering Courtyard. It hosts a huge variety of light features, including a snowman band, a 22’ tall lit tree, and a 12’ by 4’ LED matrix. We build and program […]

Chroma Drone

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Description Chroma drone is a student led autonomous drone initiative with the use of CAD, the design and create and autonomous drone from nearly scratch only to then have it autonomously detect objects and color and move accordingly on its own around a plane. Meeting Time Spring 2020 Meeting Time TBD General Focus Areas python […]

BioLumen Reactor

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Description The purpose of this project is to develop a benchtop bioreactor for growing bioluminescent bacteria. Meeting Time Spring 2020 Meeting Time TBD General Focus Areas Product Design/Fabrication: PTC Creo, Laser cutting, 3D printing Programming/Circuitry: Raspberry Pi, Soldering, Python/C++ Lab Techniques: Cell culture, media preparation, pipet skills Contact If you want to learn more about […]

Astromech Engineering

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Description Astromech Engineering is building a full-size, remote controlled R2-D2 that can project movies, play sounds, and move around. Meeting Time Spring 2020 Meeting Time TBD General Focus Areas Circuit designing/debugging, soldering, programming, CAD design, 3D printing, woodworking Contact If you want to learn more about the project, come to one of our project meetings […]

Advanced Aerostat Project

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Description Our main mission is to have fun and learn by building things ourselves! Our current focus is on latex weather balloons where we are working on a cheap reusable long term balloon system designed to reduce the cost of near space research. We are doing this by building a system to achieve a balance […]