PSU students show electronic engineering projects

PSU students show electronic engineering projects

The symposium will take place at the Kansas Technology Center starting at 1:00 PM.

Pittsburg State University senior engineering technology students will present their marketable designs today.

PSU hosts an Electronic Engineering Technology Design Symposium. Starts at 1:00 pm today, April 22, at the Kansas Technology Center.

You can check out some of the projects tonight on KOAM News at 5-6.

PITTSBURG, Kan.–A the smart visor for your car and a 3D printed robot are just some of the creations shown at PSU’s Kansas Technology Center.

The annual “Electronic Engineering Technology Design Symposium” gave students a chance to showcase their hard work and receive feedback from industry professionals.

After two full semesters of hard work, the engineering department seniors are showcasing their inventions.

“They conceive the idea, develop the idea themselves, design the project, build the working prototype and then test it. And the result is what we’re looking at here, ”said Professor Clark Shaver, who teaches in PSU’s department of electronic engineering technology.

Shaver says every year this symposium takes place, it reminds him how proud he is to see these students grow.

“They come as high school students… and they know next to nothing. By the time they graduate, they have acquired all this knowledge and are able to put together some incredibly high-level projects ”.

The students’ creations include those like “Specterbot”, a 3D printed robot that can be used for holiday animatronics.

Its creator, senior PSU, Brandon Andre Kincheloe, says the idea for the robot came from the lack of holiday animatronics.

“I wanted something like I have a Home Depot… it’s really cool. That’s a skeleton. When can I use it? Halloween. Or what if you want something for Christmas? Or what if you want something for Easter? “

Kincheloe says he designed Specterbot to be reconfigured in any position someone chooses.

“If you want to make a bird … all of these communicate wirelessly so you can take it apart, reassemble and program it to make a wing wave or program it to do, you know, like a barking dog or something.”

Kincheloe, he says, hasn’t been an easy process to get to this point, but the experience he gained from it has been invaluable.

“It’s different when you say, I developed it and you know, oh, it’s really cool. It’s a good thing … I don’t know, you fall in love with your project. “

Industry professionals such as Kenneth R. Sook were present to offer guidance on student projects.

Sook was an AT&T representative in Kansas City and offered professional critiques to the students so they could improve in the future.

“So they get some experience in front of an audience, they are able to answer questions and review their organizational structure.”

It’s all to help improve the program and see what the students are doing.

From here, students can bring their designs directly to market and see if their invention becomes part of the future.

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