Long-range wireless charging, an autonomous boat that measures climate change and a handcycle that can scale a mountain. These are some of the impressive projects undergraduate students designed and submitted as part of the annual National Instruments Student Design showcase.
The showcase is competitive - calling for submissions from all over the world - and asks aspiring engineers to show us how they've used NI technology to empower their design projects.
Join us in recognizing the efforts of these students:
Expanding Arctic Climate Research With myRIO-controlled Autonomous Aquatic Drone
An autonomous boat that has been deployed to polar oceans to obtain the data required to update climate models, to accurately assess how icebergs impact global climate change. Featured in an expedition to Greenland in January 2019, they used the boats capabilities to map several fjords and bays around Nuuk, Greenland.
Powering the IoT in Remote Locations with 5G Accessible Wireless Energy Transfer
University: Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea
Tech Used: LabVIEW, USRP-2920, VirtualBench
This long-range wireless charging device addresses the fast-paced shift toward 5G technology and maintaining power for many devices in remote locations. Published in the Korean domestic and International journals, this project is one of the first to implement massive antenna array for charging with an operating distance of up to 50 meters.
Wild Wheelchairs: Power Assisted Handcycle for the Mobility Impaired
University: University of Southampton, England
Tech Used: LabVIEW, CompactRIO
Southampton students developed a solar-assisted handcycle to enable Alex Lewis, a quadruple amputee, to ascend Ras Dashen, the tallest mountain in Ethiopia. After successful field tests, the team will scale Ras Dashen this summer.