NewsHumber’s capstone expo highlights advanced manufacturing projects

Nathaniel_SmithApril 22, 20196 min

Nathaniel Smith, Arts and Entertainment

Humber students in the electrical program showcased their capstone projects for their proof of concept (POC) communications class on April 16.

The capstone project expo for advanced manufacturing was held in the LRC Concourse between 3 p.m and 6 p.m at Humber North.

Abi Hyde, a third-year Electrical Programming student, presenting her sorting house simulation Capstone project at the Capstone advanced manufacturing expo on April 16 at the LRC Concourse. (Nathaniel Smith)

The students were given different products to choose from and had to find ways to innovate them creating a new POC program using different applications (factory talk, HDMI, etc), which they would present at the expo.

Each project took a whole semester to design in groups of up to four depending on the size and design requirements of the projects.

Abi Hyde, a third-year Electrical Programming student who designed a sorting house simulation, using different coloured blocks which would enter the warehouse, was eager to present at the expo.

“Everyone had a 25-minute classroom presentation, which was given, to prepare ourselves on showing companies our designs,” Hyde said.

A remote control electronic longboard created by Francis Sy, Teja Bayyarapu, and Richard Nadler, is showcased at the Capstone advanced manufacturing expo on April 16 at the LRC Concourse. (Nathaniel Smith)

As company owners walked around viewing projects, tension was high as the students had one shot of selling a year’s long of hard work.

Many students calmed their nerves by looking at other classmates work, a popular project that the students repeatedly learned about was the electronic longboard made by Francis Sy, Teja Bayyarapu, and Richard Nadler.

Sy shared what his program taught him and the key things he learned in his three-year journey.

“This program taught me about different components like electro, mechanical, electromagnetic waves, computer programming, and different languages which is all new to me but will prepare me for the future,” he said.

Second-year programming students Sanjay Bachan (left) and Theerapat Angkapunyadech presenting their “robotic gripper” at the Capstone advanced manufacturing expo on April 16 at the LRC Concourse. (Nathaniel Smith)

Second-year students were also given the chance to showcase their Capstone projects that took a year to complete. They wore different colours to set themselves apart from the third year students.

Sanjay Bachan and Theerapat Angkapunyadech in the second year program created a “robotic gripper.”

“Different companies are here to look at our products and if they are interested enough, they will help us pitch them to real life industries,” Bachan said.