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ZOO Team Design Review November 8, 2007 Project Partner Colombian Park Zoo here in Lafayette Colombian Park Zoo here in Lafayette Goals Goals Community.

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2 ZOO Team Design Review November 8, 2007

3 Project Partner Colombian Park Zoo here in Lafayette Colombian Park Zoo here in Lafayette Goals Goals Community Involvement Community Involvement Educational Outreach Educational Outreach Conservation of Animals Conservation of Animals Recently Reopened after Remodeling Recently Reopened after Remodeling Looking to EPICS to help Achieve Goals Looking to EPICS to help Achieve Goals

4 How does EPICS help the Zoo? Animal Enrichment Animal Enrichment Primate Biscuit Feeder Primate Biscuit Feeder Lynx Bumble Ball Lynx Bumble Ball Education and Entertainment Education and Entertainment Animal Bingo Animal Bingo Zoo Kiosk Zoo Kiosk Fundraising Fundraising Donation Box Donation Box

5 Primate Biscuit Dispenser Group Robert Klein – Senior, ME Zach Leeke – Freshman, MET Jenni Morsches – Freshman, FE

6 Primate Biscuit Dispenser Goals Entertain Primate Entertain Primate Push Button Lights Push Button Lights Test Intelligence Test Intelligence Follow Sequences Follow Sequences Allow Observation Allow Observation Allow Patrons to Watch Allow Patrons to Watch Give Rewards Give Rewards Dispense Biscuits Dispense Biscuits Trough Primate Food storage Interaction/ Circuit Dispenser

7 Original Design Rotary Motor Crank-Slider Rotary Motor Crank-Slider Large Case Design Large Case Design Little Space Optimization Little Space Optimization

8 Redesign Stage Replace Motor with Linear Actuator Replace Motor with Linear Actuator Less Jamming Less Jamming Stronger Stronger More Efficient use of Space More Efficient use of Space Replace 3/8” Plexiglass with ¼” Plexiglass Replace 3/8” Plexiglass with ¼” Plexiglass Still Strong yet much less Weight Still Strong yet much less Weight Build Smaller, More Efficient Case Build Smaller, More Efficient Case Redesign Primitive Electronics Redesign Primitive Electronics

9 Primate Interaction Four Pushbutton Lights Four Pushbutton Lights Light Up in Random Sequences Light Up in Random Sequences Different Settings for Different Primates Different Settings for Different Primates

10 Zoo Biscuit Feeder Timeline

11 Future Work Design Microprocessor to run Lights and Motor Design Microprocessor to run Lights and Motor Construct Case Construct Case Build Motor Circuit Build Motor Circuit Test Motor with Biscuits Test Motor with Biscuits

12 Questions About the Biscuit Feeder

13 Animal Enrichment Group Corey Lane – Junior, EE Joe Wootton – Junior, ANSC Kayla Frame – Junior, ANSC Teymour Tahan – Sophomore, FE

14 Animal Background Eurasian Lynx Facts: Found in forested areas of northern Europe & Asia. Average weight of 25 to 75 pounds. Feed mainly on roe deer, chamois, rabbits, birds and rodents. Columbian Park Zoo is home to three Eurasian lynx: Koshka (pictured), Katya & Larisa.

15 Progress Last semester’s conceptual design of a Lynx chaser track did not meet the Zoo’s criteria. Our alternatives included the possibility of a vibrating ball or laser light track. The zoo director recommended the vibrating ball for the lynx. Same focus as original project, but different approach towards goal.

16 Models Bumble Ball – Dogs Boomer Ball – All animals Wiggly Giggly – Equine

17 Conceptual Design

18 Model Materials Hamster ball Hamster ball PVC pipe PVC pipe Epoxy Epoxy Batteries – 9 volt Batteries – 9 volt Motor – Hsiang Neng, Motor – Hsiang Neng,HN-GH T, 12 volt (min 4.5 volt)

19 Final Materials Boomer Ball Boomer Ball Epoxy Epoxy Timing Circuit – 555 timer, power transistor Timing Circuit – 555 timer, power transistor Lithium Battery – 11 volt, 2200 mAh, rechargeable Lithium Battery – 11 volt, 2200 mAh, rechargeable Motor – Hsiang Neng, HN-GH T, 4.5 – 12 volts, high torque/low RPM. Motor – Hsiang Neng, HN-GH T, 4.5 – 12 volts, high torque/low RPM.

20 Budget Total Budget: $150 Total Budget: $150 Epoxy: $5 Epoxy: $5 Hamster Ball: $4.50 Hamster Ball: $4.50 Bumble Ball: $14.50 Bumble Ball: $14.50 Boomer Ball: $55.50 Boomer Ball: $55.50 Battery & Charger: $50 Battery & Charger: $50

21 Problems with Design Problem: Movement of ball is not as sporadic as desired. Possible Solution: Alternate stop and start of motor to continually change the center of mass of the ball. Problem: An inexpensive method to detect displacement of the ball to signal the motor to start. Possible Solution: A accelerometer which would be able to start and stop the motor.

22 Enrichment Ball Timeline

23 Future Goals Design Specific Internal Aspects. Design Specific Internal Aspects. Decide Appropriate Method for Stop/Start of Ball and Possible Displacement Sensor. Decide Appropriate Method for Stop/Start of Ball and Possible Displacement Sensor. Design a Product which can be Easily Reproduced for Other Animals. Design a Product which can be Easily Reproduced for Other Animals.

24 Questions About the Enrichment Ball

25 Animal Bingo Group Ryan Adams, Junior, **

26 Project Specification & Objective The bingo game is designed for children from kindergarten through third grade. The bingo game is designed for children from kindergarten through third grade. The purpose is to educate children about the animals in a fun and exciting manner. The purpose is to educate children about the animals in a fun and exciting manner. The project should be safe for children, and it should be transportable. The project should be safe for children, and it should be transportable.

27 Game Play  Kalahari Desert in southern Africa. Kalahari Desert in southern Africa.  The meerkat will use its tail to balance when standing vertical. The meerkat will use its tail to balance when standing vertical.  The meerkat's eyes always have black patches surrounding them; these act like an equivalent to sunglasses and allow the animal to see very clearly on bright days, even when looking directly at the sun The meerkat's eyes always have black patches surrounding them; these act like an equivalent to sunglasses and allow the animal to see very clearly on bright days, even when looking directly at the sun  The meerkat has small, black, crescent shaped ears that have the ability to close when digging to prevent sand entering. The meerkat has small, black, crescent shaped ears that have the ability to close when digging to prevent sand entering.  One or more meerkats will stand sentry (lookout) while other members are foraging or playing in order to warn them of approaching dangers. One or more meerkats will stand sentry (lookout) while other members are foraging or playing in order to warn them of approaching dangers.

28 Game Cards and Rules Rules 1. Take turns spinning the dial 2. Wait patiently for the animal to light up 3. Check to see if the animal is on your bingo card, if it is put a rock on top of it. 4. If you get 5 rocks in a row, stand up and shout "BINGO!" (You win) "BINGO!" (You win) 5. Do not eat the rocks, even if you're hungry 6. Do not throw the rocks at your friends and/or animals 7. No Cheating! The teacher may be watching you. 8. Have Fun!

29 Old LED Design Breakage was occurring Both sides of LED could easily touch each other LEDs can be pushed out of position

30 New LED attachment Wires clipped just below solder so there is no touching Wires clipped just below solder so there is no touching Breakage does not occur Breakage does not occur LEDs are secure and cannot pushed out of position LEDs are secure and cannot pushed out of position

31 New LED Attachment

32 Bingo Timeline

33 Future Work Final game testing Final game testing Complete deliver checklist Complete deliver checklist Deliver project Deliver project

34 Questions About Animal Bingo

35 Animal Kiosk Evan Kahrig, Sophomore, ECE Mike Gasser, Junior, EE Robert Klein, Senior, ME

36 Zoo Kiosk Goals Provide Information to Zoo Patrons Provide Information to Zoo Patrons Educate Guests on Zoo Animals Educate Guests on Zoo Animals Allow Donations to Support Zoo Allow Donations to Support Zoo

37 Specific Project Work Zoo Kiosk Zoo Kiosk Rewrite code for Kiosk Program Software Rewrite code for Kiosk Program Software Touch up Microcontroller Work for the Random Animal Noise Generator Touch up Microcontroller Work for the Random Animal Noise Generator Finalize a Product Manual and Troubleshooting Guide Finalize a Product Manual and Troubleshooting Guide Install Touch Screen Monitor Install Touch Screen Monitor Minor Exterior Construction and Painting Minor Exterior Construction and Painting

38 Kiosk Software Features General Information about the Zoo and the involvement of EPICS General Information about the Zoo and the involvement of EPICS Animals at the Zoo and Where to Find Them Animals at the Zoo and Where to Find Them Interactive Map of Zoo Interactive Map of Zoo Allow Zoo to add Announcements Allow Zoo to add Announcements Easily Updatable, Expandable, and User Friendly Easily Updatable, Expandable, and User Friendly

39 Design Considerations Large Buttons to Accommodate Touch Screen Large Buttons to Accommodate Touch Screen Attractive interface Attractive interface Expandable and Easily Updatable Expandable and Easily Updatable Easily Portable to all Windows Systems Easily Portable to all Windows Systems Code Easy to Maintain Code Easy to Maintain

40 Demonstration of the Program Please Direct your Attention to the Kiosk

41 Zoo Kiosk Microcontroller Schematic

42 Zoo Kiosk Timeline

43 Future Plans Finish Construction on the Body Finish Construction on the Body Finish Program Updates Finish Program Updates Complete Microcontroller Work Complete Microcontroller Work Deliver Project to the Zoo Deliver Project to the Zoo

44 Questions About the Animal Kiosk

45 Interactive Donation Box Rupa Subramanian, Senior, IE Ryan Scheidt, Junior, EE Evan Kahrig, Sophomore, ECE Ryan Adams, Sophomore, ME

46 Description of Project Current donation box Current donation box Zoo’s current donation box is not meeting their needs Zoo’s current donation box is not meeting their needs An updated model is desired An updated model is desired Vehicle for zoo patrons to donate coins or dollars Vehicle for zoo patrons to donate coins or dollars

47 Purpose of Project Provide the zoo with a unique solution to their current donation box scenario: Provide the zoo with a unique solution to their current donation box scenario:  More secure  More attractive  More modern  Final Line: Encourage patrons to donate!

48 Possible Solutions Fix Old Donation Box Fix Old Donation Box Big Funnel Big Funnel “Plinko” Rectangular Box “Plinko” Rectangular Box “Tree” Design “Tree” Design  Chosen Design: “Tree” Design

49 Brainstorming Alternatives Minimal constraints Minimal constraints Keep options open Keep options open Complexity issues Complexity issues Minimal coordination with Zoo Minimal coordination with Zoo Finalization hesitance Finalization hesitance

50 Project’s Design Alternative: Dome Design Description of Design Description of Design Funnel Funnel ‘Plinko’ system ‘Plinko’ system Branches at top Branches at top Advantages: Advantages: Child-proof Child-proof Branch selection easier Branch selection easier Disadvantages: Disadvantages: Cost of Plexiglas Cost of Plexiglas Optimal branch height Optimal branch height Difficult to construct Difficult to construct Dollar bills Dollar bills

51 Project’s Design Alternative: Bill Slot Design Description of Design Description of Design No Dome No Dome Added dollar bill slot Added dollar bill slot ‘Plinko’ system ‘Plinko’ system Interactive electronics Interactive electronics Advantages: Advantages: All currency friendly All currency friendly Incentive to donate bills Incentive to donate bills Branch height Branch height Disadvantages: Disadvantages: Dollar bill integration Dollar bill integration Child-proof branches Child-proof branches Technicality Technicality

52 Minor Design Detail Considerations Location of Money Box Location of Money Box Number of branches Number of branches Location of branches Location of branches Mechatronics Options Mechatronics Options

53 Project Design: Current Proposal Description of Design Description of Design No ‘Plinko’ system No ‘Plinko’ system No electronics No electronics Physical model Physical model Advantages: Advantages: Simple Simple Easy and quick to deliver Easy and quick to deliver Less materials Less materials Disadvantages: Disadvantages: Not as interactive Not as interactive

54 Proposed Dimensions

55 Materials List PartPossible MaterialsConsiderationsProposed Material Trunk-Styrofoam -Bendable Plywood -Plexiglas -Actual tree trunk -PVC -Cost -Aesthetics -Durability -PVC Piping Money Branches-PVC pipes -Hollowed tree branches -Size -Durability -Aesthetics -Cost -Bend ability - PVC Piping Money Box-Wood Box -Steel/metal box -Aesthetics -Cost -Wood Viewing Box-Wood-Cost-Wood Decorative Branches-Dowel Rods -Synthetic tree branches -Aesthetics -Cost -Synthetic tree branches Viewing Window-Plexiglas -Glass -Plastic -Transparency -Cost -Durability -Plexiglas

56 Donation Box Timeline

57 Future Work Conceptual Design Finalization Conceptual Design Finalization Detailed Design Phase Work: Detailed Design Phase Work: Testing of prototype Testing of prototype Material purchasing Material purchasing Design Electronics and Mechanics Design Electronics and Mechanics

58 Questions? About the Donation Box


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