Date of Defense


Date of Graduation



Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Advisor

Steven Durbin

Second Advisor

Damon Miller


The purpose of this report is to inform the reader of the Senior Design Project lead by 3 students in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at Western Michigan University. The project is in needed for use within the ECE department as a tool for showcasing to prospective students the attributes of electrical and computer engineering.

At the heart of the project lies an Arduino microcontroller acting as the commanding brain of the system. Its task is to manipulate various types of obstacles throughout the playing field with a goal of delivering a dynamic experience to the player(s). Additionally, a Raspberry Pi microcontroller is utilized to display a friendly and easy-to-use graphical user interface for keeping track of player rankings and game commands. The overall project will bear fruit from multiple disciplines within the ECE department namely schematic design methodology, power management and programming.

Future advancements in the project would include the integration of the automatic stroke-counting putter developed in a previous Senior Design Project.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Open Access