Capstone to Showcase Camosun Tech Talent
Jun 08, 2012
(News Release) VICTORIA — After two and a half years of hard work and study, 12 teams of Camosun students will showcase their final projects for the public and prospective employers.
The semi-annual Capstone Symposium will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Thursday, June 14, in the annex of the Helmut Huber Cook Training Centre at Camosun’s Interurban campus, 4461 Interurban Road.
The keynote speaker will be VIATeC’s program director Rob Bennett, who will share words of wisdom from his 30 years of experience in the Greater Victoria technology sector. Bennett will begin his presentation at 11 a.m.
Organized by the graduating students, Capstone is the last stage before graduation for students of two diploma programs: Computer Systems Technology and Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology – Renewable Energy.
This year’s student team projects include:
- Shape-shifting Traced Robotic Vehicle (STRV): designed to assist first responders in assessing a situation before any human has to enter it.
- Friends of the Friends of Mt. Doug Park: provides a mobile phone interface for interpretive park signs, trail maps and information web pages.
- POV Globe: uses 128 LEDs to create the appearance of a holographic globe with 4,000 different colours, with the potential to attract crowds at expos, concerts and theatre shows.
- Personal Safety Monitoring Application: allows someone to use an iPhone to monitor a person’s location and safety.
- Photobotics Camera System: uses an Android cell phone to control a digital Single Lens Reflex (SLR) camera.
- Tracking Optimized Solar System (TOSS): software that guides a solar panel to follow and face the brightest spot in the sky.
- Android Interface Application: uses Bluetooth to control an LED panel, a window blind, a light bulb and a toy car.
- Mega-Meter: combines the capability of four primary pieces of digital lab equipment to provide affordable access for hobbyists and professionals.
- Sooner: web application to help users turn personal or professional goals into projects with small, manageable steps.
- Timesavers: a course scheduling tool for Camosun’s registration system.
- Web Portal: incorporates Central Authentication Service (CAS) to allow South Island Distance Education (SIDES) students to enter their login only once.
- Pacific Mazda Price-Sheet Information: an improved system that is entirely web-based.
A full list and description of all team projects is posted online.