2017 ~ Present

DISSECT: DIStributed Sensors, Effectors and Computers

Goals

The game of golf has existed in its modern form since the 15th century…and one club stands alone: the putter. About half of the shots in golf are made with the putter. Putting is not easy – the putter swings slowly, and with a very light force. It is incredibly challenging and frustrating. Even professional golfers often miss short putts. The DISSECT team aims to provide feedback to the golfer, so that they can learn to precisely control the magnitude of force that they apply to the golf ball.

Issues Involved or Addressed

Using smart sensors i.e. 6-axis motion sensor with integrated ARM. Use of wired interfaces (I2C, UART) and wireless interfaces (BLE, WiFi). Design of small form factor breakout boards for microprocessor and smart sensor. iPhone application development.

Methods and Technologies

  • Embedded Computing
  • Smart sensors
  • BLE
  • WiFi
  • PCB Design
  • iPhone app development

Academic Majors of Interest

  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Mechnanical Engineering
  • Computational and Applied Mathematics
  • Statistics

Preferred Interests and Preparation

Interest in embedded computing and smart sensor.

Team Advisors

Sponsor(s)