It is time to leave an official note about my chosen Co-op project. First, my name is Eric, I am a Civil and Environmental Engineering student from Speed School.Â Immediately, the Hackerspace mainly appears to be electronically driven. A student of structural science may be intimidated, but I lookÂ to expand my knowledge.
MyÂ project isÂ to construct a Structural HealthÂ Monitoring system that usesÂ Arduinos and wireless sensors toÂ transmit measured beam stress and strain.Â First, theÂ prototype will utilize a laser guided,Â ultrasonic wave to measureÂ elongation. The laser will alsoÂ register on a photo-diode.Â The photo-diode representsÂ laser angle,Â subsequently relating to possible torsion.Â Â The data will be collected and sent to a regional server.Â The regional server converts the transmission into data points for spreadsheet and plotting of stress/strain graph. This regular monitoring can predict deformation of existing structural beams before rupture.
Following a successful read, record andÂ transmissionÂ with the Arduino, the next step will be wireless communication (including RF transmission of power). After wireless interface, the system will need to be overhauled for lowest possible power signals. These sensors need to be completely autonomous. This first prototype will act as a base module.Â I hope to explore improving wireless capabilities and power supply.Â Of the many applications I look to use the base module subterranean and monitor stress found in water mains.
Anyone interested in being apart of this project is welcome.Â I can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.