Student Projects

Students in certain engineering degree programs work on an engineering design, senior capstone project toward the end of their studies. Students work in SCIT’s Engineering Design Projects Lab on a term long project that utilized the skills and knowledge they have obtained throughout their studies. Below are a few of the most recent projects developed by our students.

Recent Projects

Automatic Tennis Ball Launcher

Student: Giovanni Torres

Giovanni Torres created a module with a bang…literally! His Automatic Tennis Ball Launcher shoots tennis balls out of a home built pulley system. Torres was inspired to build the device when he saw just how expensive normal tennis launchers could be.

Garage Parking Assistant

Student: Garrett Nolin

Garage space is getting tighter, and cars are getting larger. Almost everyone who has ever backed a car into a garage has had their share of dings due to packing in too much. Nolin used his electronic skills to build a LED light system with a built in sensor that can detect how far away an object is.

Automatic Record Flipper

Student: Ben McClellan

Music buff Ben McClellan created an automatic record flipping device. Records deliver a superior music experience, but they have limitations. One limitation is when you get to the end of a side, you have to manually flip it.

Hands-Free Hair Dryer

Student: Jenny Moreno

While some of the creativity belonged in the living room, others belonged next to the toilet! That’s because Jenny Moreno’s project is a hands-free hair dryer and light. Moreno knows first hand that it would be a lot easier to style hair when you could use both of your hands.

The Tend-o-Matic

Student: David Pizzo

Amateur bartenders fell in love with David Pizzo’s project. That’s because Pizzo’s project simplifies the process of mixing drinks by making it fully automated! To use, a user presses the code for their drink on the keypad, then presses the start and let’s the machine do the rest.

Simple Electronic Lock

Student: Gilbert Chavez

Home automation is the future; Gilbert Chavez certainly knows this, and he developed a simple electronic lock. The lock takes away the need for a key. The small device cost Chavez about 30 dollars. In the future, Chavez would like to add a LCD screen and make it easier to program the unlock code.