St. Norbert College CSCI 460 - Capstone Experience - Spring 2008
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Adrian Anderson
Computer Controlled Railroad Simulator 1:00pm, Tuesday, April 22
Cofrin 011

The Computer-Controlled Railroad Simulator is designed to emulate a model railroad that the user can interact with, either directly or through a computer program. The simulator will show what trains on the physical railroad might do under ideal, or not-so-ideal, circumstances. Using the simulator, people who are writing programs for a computer-controlled railroad can quickly test how well their programs work and see what happens when things go wrong.

Jeremy Baumruk
Trip Tracker 1:40pm, Tuesday, April 22
Cofrin 011
My project is a web-based virtual Trip Tracker for walkers. The program has a pre-defined route from Green Bay to Memphis. A walker can enter the amount of steps he/she has walked in their neighborhood and then can see what their location is on my “virtual trip”. Along the route to Memphis, you can click on specified tourist spots where a pop-up box displays both static and dynamic information. Trip Tracker will also display statistics about your travels. The program was created in Flash and all the coding was done with ActionScript 3.0.

Eric Hilton
Genetic Mutations 2:20pm, Tuesday, April 22
Cofrin 011
Genetics are as old as life itself, but now I am using them to solve a different problem! My project is to use an adaptation of the genetic algorithm to solve a “shortest distance between two points” problem! I will use statistical analysis and numerical representation to show how this can be done and what other real life problems may be solved!

Joseph Cohen
Roomba Cam 5:30pm, Tuesday, April 22
Cofrin 011
Ever wish you could see what’s going on in the other room? Want to close the door without getting up from your desk? Then you need Roomba Cam! This project allows you to control a robot remotely across a wireless network using sockets. You can steer the Roomba robot by clicking buttons on your laptop while watching a published video feed from the robot’s web cam.

Bryce Hattamer
Sound Localization 6:10pm, Tuesday, April 22
Cofrin 011
When we hear a sound, we are able to locate this sound to within one degree. This is made possible by the time delay it takes for sound to reach each ear. For my project I used two microphones to listen for a sound and turned a camera to point out where this sound came from to resemble the way we would turn our heads if we heard something that caught our attention.