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Electrical and Computer Engineering
A lighting system utilizing solar energy was built to illuminate a wireframe multimedia sculpture. Increased power generation from the solar cells was achieved using a solar tracking mechanism. Color-selectable light emitting diodes were used to provide the user with unlimited customization options. A digital control system was designed using an Arduino® microcontroller to configure the color of the lights and the positioning of the solar panel. The sculpture will create a sense of community and sustainability among students at the school.
Ferguson, Alexandra, "Solar Tracking and Lighting Design for a Multimedia Sculpture" (2016). Honors Theses. 2683.
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