Category Archive: UNH ECE

Jul 19

KEEPERS – Inspired to Become Engineers at a very young age

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After a morning workshop about electricity, KEEPERS campers continued to have fun while learning about some of the applications of electrical and computer engineering in the UNH-ECE driving simulator lab. Today, Oskar Palinko and I hosted a group of about 25 KEEPERS campers. To ensure that every KEEPERS camper had an opportunity to learn about and interact …

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Oct 19

My Freshman Year Internship at Explosive Ordnance Disposal

Example of EOD personnel with a jammer system

Hi, my name is Emily Car, I am a senior Electrical Engineering major at UNH, and in my short career I have held 3 different jobs in the Engineering field. I have gotten very fortunate to work from one engineering aspect to another. In this entry I am going to write about my first internship. …

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Oct 19

2011 NEC HFES Student Conference

This past Friday I traveled to Boston for the 2011 Student Conference organized by the New-England Chapter of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. It was hosted at the Microsoft NERD Center in Cambridge, with a beautiful view of the Charles River Basin, shown in the figure above. Project54 had seven UNH graduate and undergraduate students in attendance: Zeliko Medednica, Shawn …

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Aug 19

Wireless Socket Data Application

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This summer at Project54 I have been working on my senior project, of which the ultimate goal is to allow wireless control of police cruiser devices via a motorola handheld PDA. The first part of this project requires an application on the PDA that allows the user to connect to a wireless device in the …

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Jul 27

eceblogger: a new look

As some of you might have noticed, eceblogger was accessible only intermittently over the last week or so. The reason? Thanks to the hundreds of fun and informative posts by UNH ECE students, staff, faculty, and our friends and colleagues, our traffic was too much for our old hosting plan. So much so, that we kept …

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Jun 18

Pressurometer: Pressure Sensitivity Through Tagged Objects

This is another idea I have had over the last month working on Multi-Touch Environment under Andrew Kun, on Microsoft Surface. One of the key features lacking on the multi-touch surfaces is the ability to measure the pressure levels exerted by the user, which can be effectively used to gauze certain parameters that the user …

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Jun 15

Dynamic Angular Sliders Using Tagged Objects Objects

This is yet another idea with using tagged physical objects on Microsoft Multi-Touch Surface. One of the major advantages with tagged objects is the creation of customized gestures. We have been working on exploring gestures that relate to manipulation of chart-data. Problem: Sliders are an important tool in data visualization and when we have data …

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Jun 11

Finger-Tagging: A Faster Approach To Gesture Creation

The advent of object-tagging on the Microsoft Surface, has opened up new methods of interacting with the touch environments. Although the major limitation is the unavailability of requisite physical objects at the time of gesture creation. The gesture developer has to answer certain questions when he creates the gesture library for the user: 1) How …

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Jun 03

On the use of physical objects with Multi-Touch

On my current intern at the University Of New Hampshire under my mentor Andrew Kun , my work focuses on understanding the intractability of multi-touch with multi-touch. One of ideas that have already been implemented has been using the I-Pod style control, more like a puck to control any slider control. Here is a video …

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Jun 03

Integrating Matlab With The .NET Framework

With data crunching applications being developed for applications such as Geographical Information Systems for Interactive Oil-Spill Surveys such as one used by Environmental Response Management Application® (ERMA) etc. the integration of the .NET framework with the Matlab environment becomes a necessity. This is a short tutorial on setting up your .NET for interaction with Matlab. …

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