Past Projects

Selected projects from past years of the Capstone Design Program are summarized below.  Click on the title or image for more information about each project.


2013-2014 Academic Year

Cold Storage Solution

Drone-Assisted Field Mapping Automated Flood Irrigation System

Cold Storage Solution for Ag Producers
3CORE

Drone-Assisted Field Mapping
CSU Agricultural Research Institute

Automated Flood Irrigation System
TSH Enterprises

Large Hose Cutting Work Center One Person Lifter and Loader Multi-Axis Positioning System for Precision Shaft Measurement

Large Hose Cutting Work Center
Transfer Flow Incorporated

One Person Lifter and Loader
Prototools Corporation

Multi-Axis Positioning System for Precision Shaft Measurement
Micro-Vu

Walk and Roll Bot Standing Wheelchair Seismic Sensor Test Fixture

Walk and Roll Bot Standing Wheelchair
Dale Rogers and the Walk and Roll Foundation

Seismic Sensor Test Fixture
Lawrence Livermore National Lab and the California Mechatronics Center

2012-2013 Academic Year

Auto-Steering and Obstacle Avoidance System Small Scale Pre-Processing Unit Kilolo Water Project

Auto-Steering and Obstacle Avoidance System for a Precision Farming Vehicle
CSU Agricultural Research Institute

Small Scale Pre-Processing Unit
Springboard Biodiesel

Kilolo Water Project
Ron Reed & Tim Edwards

Automated Solar Panel Cleaning System “The Inspector” - Remote Inspection Device Bio-Based Rice Straw Particle Board Development

Automated Solar Panel Cleaning System
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

“The Inspector” - Remote Inspection Device
ASME

Bio-Based Rice Straw Particle Board Development
Polmer Manufacturing

Phase I of an Articulated Arm 6-Axis Robot

Phase I of an Articulated Arm 6-Axis Robot
Micro-Vu

2011-2012 Academic Year

Controls for a Multistage Chilled Water System Water Flow Uniformity Test System 4 Axis Selective Compliance Assembly Robotic Arm

Controls for a Multistage Chilled Water System
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Water Flow Uniformity Test System
FAFCO

4 Axis Selective Compliance Assembly Robotic Arm
Mirco-Vu

Multi-Functional Human Powered Generator NASA Lunabotics Mining Competition Pallet Feeder For Excel Measuring Center

Multi-Functional Human Powered Generator
One Media Player per Teacher

NASA Lunabotics Mining Competition
NASA Kennedy Space Center Education

Pallet Feeder For Excel Measuring Center
Micro-Vu

Rice Cake Waste Stream Optimization Wind Turbine Development and Testing

Rice Cake Waste Stream Optimization
Lundberg Family Farms

Wind Turbine Optimization Project
Fly & Drive Turbines

2010-2011 Academic Year

Anaerobic Digester

Bomb Technician Mobility Vehicle Bicycle Brake Performance Testing Machine

Anaerobic Digester
CSU Chico Center for Entrepreneurship

Bomb Technician Mobility Vehicle
West Coast Ranges

Bicycle Brake Performance Testing Machine
Paul Component Engineering

Fuel Tank Cleaning System

Plastic Hose Forming System Marker-Based Robotic Guidance System

Fuel Tank Cleaning System
Transfer Flow, Inc.

Plastic Hose Forming System
Transfer Flow, Inc.

Marker-Based Robotic Guidance System
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

2009-2010 Academic Year

Adaptive Seating Autonomous Farming High Vacuum

Adaptive Seating for Single Rider Golf Carts
Beneficial Designs

Autonomous Farming
CSU Agricultural Research Institute

Automated High Vacuum Chamber
CSU Chico Department of Physics

Posco Sludge Waste Disposal

Sludge Handling Automation
USS Posco

De-Watering Waste Water Disposal System
CSU Chico Center for Entrepreneurship

2008/2009 Academic Year

Alternative Powered Water Pump

Smart Bollard

Rice Bran Oil Extractor

Alternative Powered Water Pump
Engineers without Borders

Smart Bollard
City of Chico

Rice Bran Oil Extractor
AS Sustainability

Arm Hair

A.R.M. H.A.I.R.
Lawrence Livermore National Labs

2007-2008 Academic Year

Log Handrail Assembly Device

Kayak Drive System

Tomato Transplanter

Log Handrail Assembly Device
Segal Woodshop

Shallow Water Kayak Drive System
Development Technologies

Tomato Transplanter
Agricultural Research Institute

Window Washing Robot HPV Fairing

Window Washing Robot
ASME

HPV Fairing
CSUC HPV Club

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