Students in the Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Software Engineering programs work on projects for their multidisciplinary capstone design courses in the Electrical, Computer, Software, and Systems Engineering (ECSSE) Capstone Design Lab. The lab is an 1,100-square-foot space equipped with state-of-the-art technology and arranged to support team projects.
Using industrial design and development processes and standards they would use in the real world, students work in subgroups to build a large-scale system for the ECSSE capstone design project.
Recent projects have included The Birdinator, an autonomous vehicle that scares wildlife away from airport runways; Eagle Eye, a tracking antenna for low earth orbit satellites; several IEEE SoutheastCon Hardware Competition entrants; a mobile robot controlled by a virtual reality headset; and a search-and-rescue system involving a quadcopter and an autonomous ground vehicle.
The lab also includes a circuit board milling station (LPKF ProtoMat S103) supporting rapid turn-around manufacturing for a variety of labs and projects.