Graduation Projects

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Academic Year 2013/2014

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Automated Core Cutting Machine (ACCM)
Abderrahman Azriqi, Mo'taz Tayseer, Abdelazeez Zain, Aseel Srour, Shayma' Jameel
In this project a core cutter machine is designed to cut paper cores at different lengths pieces which is deployed in labeling and printing factories. The machine is able to handle 12 cores per hour, mark the number of cut pieces, and hold different diameters up to 0.2 m and length up to 2 m. The main challenge is to design a machine with less price in comparison with similar machines in the market. This is in addition to improve the the Jordanian industry and establish local manufacturing for certain machines. The project is funded by Digital Label Company for the amount of 3300 JD.


Academic Year 2012/2013

Wall Drawing Machine (WDM)
Ahmad Abu Znaid, Yazan Abu Aisheh, Muhannad Batarseh, Anas Assakit
In this project, a Wall Drawing Machine (WDM) is designed, implemented, controlled, and tested. The main feature of such drawing machine is that it is used to make drawings on walls automatically and according to the used design. The WDM is simply a printer that draws a chosen shapes and sketches on walls. The hardware consists of the mechanical and electrical parts. The mechanical part contains the mechanism (mechanical body) to move the drawing tool in x and y axes via two stepper motors, one servo motor, and supported guidelines. As for the electrical part, it consists of a microcontroller-based control and drive circuits to energize the motors in the machine. As for the software, it is used to import the images and convert them into their equivalent sketches and shapes and generate the appropriate commanding signals to drive the machine motors. This machine can be used to draw nice drawings on walls in malls and public areas.



Gas Detecting Robot
Maysa' Abu Naja, Aseel Abu Tabbaneh
Gas leakage detection methods became a concern due to the significant harmful effects on human health. Before the invention of modern electronic sensors, early detection methods relied on less precise detectors. The main objective of this project is to enable a mobile robot to navigate autonomously towards a stationary odor sourcel. Electronic nose is used in the project. Simply, it is a gas sensor of MQ6 type which senses many types of gases such as methane and LPG. The proposed robot can be used in factories and other places were gas leakage is a critical issue. The robot transmits a warning message (when a leakage is detected) to the supervisory computer wirelessly.


Surveillance Autonomous Robot
Malik Alshraidah, Hadi Abdelbaqee, Yazan Jaber, Mohammad Jaradat
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Academic Year 2011/2012

Design and Control of a Human Transportation System
Haneen Abu Arrub, Islam Abu Awadh, Aseel Asa'ad, Wafa' Khudruj
Funded by the Applied Scientific Research Fund (ASRF) for the academic year 2011/2012 with the amount of 1000 JD. The project earned the first place in the graduation projects competition. Click her for more details.

In this project, a simple, powerful, rechargeable, and fun self-balancing system similar to Segway is to be designed and implemented. The Segway is a self-balancing human transporter which became a revolutionary product moving into the personal lives and world's businesses creating a more productive and versatile mode of transportation. The key of operation of a Segway is its balancing act by moving forward when the human leans forward and backward when the human leans backward with suitable speed to maintain the balance. The idea of Segway came from the balance in human body. Because of that, the main parts in this project are wheels instead of legs, DC motors instead of muscles, PIC microcontroller instead of the brain, and tilt plus angular velocity sensors instead of an inner-ear balancing system. In this project, a self-balancing system is to be designed, implemented, controlled, and tested to serve as a human transportation vehicle.



Multi-Dimensional Entertainment Simulator
Rawan Aljam'an, Rasha Ashdaifat, Hiba E. Almashaqbah, Hiba M. Almashaqbah, Aayat Alkurd
In this project, a four dimensional (4D) computer controlled machine for entertainment purposes that suits all ages is to be designed and built. The entertainment machine consists mainly of a moving seat connected to a set of three linear actuators and to a computer with a screen to create, as a result, a three dimensional (3D) virtual reality environment. It is intended to actuate the moving seat via the linear actuator  based on the events occurred in the virtual environment that represents and adventure in the jungle, mountains, or any similar environment for entertainment purposes. In the next figure, an example of a 3D entertainment machine is explained. The fourth dimension in this system would be the action of smell, sound, light, and sense of temperature exists in the virtual environment.


Academic Year 2010/2011

Design a Cleaning System for Printing Machine Parts
Hazim Dameiri, Ahmad Deek, Ahmad Aqraa, Mohammad Awadhi
In this project, a cleaning system was designed to wash some parts of a printing machine for biscuit and potato chips bags. In general, packaging colored bags are produced in specialized factories. After the end of the printing process, certain parts of the printing machine should be cleaned where the ink is saved in certain containers and almost consumed. They have to be cleaned so other colors can be used in the sae containers for another process. Unfortunately, traditional cleaning process is manual and done always by one employee. The dirty parts (affected by the ink) should be soaked in special containers with chemical solvent for a period of time between 12 to 24 hours. However, they need to be wiped by a rag to finish up the cleaning. Unfortunately, the parts needed to be cleaned are left without soaking for a long time and then soaked in the special containers without being covered in the chemical solvent very well. As a consequence, after 12 to 24 hours, they are not cleaned and the assigned employee has to use a special tool for scratching the dried ink. This method of cleaning is not practical and not efficient and wastes a lot of time and effort as well as affecting the health of the employees working on cleaning due to the chemical solvent used in the cleaning process. The cleaning process needs to be automated and optimized. Based on that, a cleaning machine was design and build for the parts used in printing. With this machine, a lot of time and efforts was saved, and safer environment was created.


PLC-based Control for a Steel Tubes Production Line
Mo'ayyad Jouri, Mohammad Zraiqi, Mu'taz Nayroukh, Amr Okush
In this project, an engineering solution was needed to fully automate a semi automated production line for steel tubes in the factory of Techno Steel, inc. The task was to fully automate the production line utilizing a PLC system. The processes of the production line needed to be fully automated were feeding process, bending process, welding process, cooling process, shaping process, cutting process, and collecting process. The production line was needed to be fully automated due to some technical problems that affected the performance and efficiency of the production line.



Design and Control of a Color Mixing System
Yazan Lafi, Ghassan Aqel, Ahmad Azzyadi, Rami Azzghari
In this project, an automated color mixing system was designed to produce a certain color from the three basic colors (red, blue, and yellow). When the user enters the selected color via a Human Machine Interface (HMI), a percentage of each basic color is computed to produce the selected color when it is finally mixed. The communication protocol between the HMI and controller was selected to be a serial communication (RS-232). The controller was selected to be a microcontroller where the data of selected color was saved into registers. The valves of the red, blue, and yellow containers open and close so that the computed percentages are obtained. The percentages of each basic color was computed via measuring the load of each paint volum that was accomplished utilizing a load cell. When the mixing tank is filled with appropriate amount of colors, a mixing tool is turned on for some time until the final color is homogeneuos. A conveyor belt was added to the system to move the mixing tank from the filling location to the packaging location.


Academic Year 2009/2010

Design and Implementation of an Intelligent Navigation System for a Swarm of Mobile Robots in a Cluttered Environment
TEAM: Mohammad Saleh, Ma'en Assabir, Mohammad Assarayrah, Issa Abdelmaseeh, Ra'd Almubarak
In this project, an intelligent system was designed and implemented to control and navigate a swarm of mobile robots in a cluttered environment of obstacles and enemy assets of radar zones. A position feedback was utilized in the navigation control strategy using an overhead-camera. The overhead camera-based subsystem was used as a GPS to capture the location of mobile robots, obstacles, and radar zones in the cluttered environment. In addition, a communication network was designed and created to aid the sensing mechanism in the swarm of robots via captured images and central controller. No physical sensors were mounted in the robot body. Instead, the central controller with the feedback from the overhead camera informs the mobile robots of their locations and other objects'. Finally, a learning algorithm was designed to transfer the skills of avoiding obstacles and radar zones and to reaching the determined final destination.


Design of a Control System for a Treadmill
TEAM: Zaid Naser Addeen, Alaa Alhourani, Ahmad Alhabahbeh, Anas Aayish
In this project, an advanced control system was designed to operate a running machine (treadmill). A ready-to-use treadmill frame was utilized in the system. The control, drive, and display systems were designed and fabricated in PCBs. Shaft encoders were mounted so that measurements of position and speed of the running conveyor were obtained. Two DC motors were used; one for the running conveyor and the other for the incline. The machine display was designed based on customers' preferences in getting information about their workout.

Design and Control of a CNC Lathe Machine
Mohammad Asaad, Husam Bata, Islam Abu Hamam
In this project, a manual mini lathe machine was converted into a fully automated CNC machine along with the electrical interface including the control and drive units as well as feedback circuits. Shaft encoders were mounted so that measurements of x and y axes positions were obtained. An AC motor was coupled to the spindle that holds the worked out piece where the speed was controlled based on the piece material. Two stepper motors were used to move the pad in both x and y axes. Graphical User Interface was designed to operate the CNC Lather Machine based on Visual Basic (VB.NET 9.0) Language. The communication protocols were implemented via a parallel port. The machine was able to create parts with an accuracy of 0.02 mm, which is a convenient improvement over the manual machine for the local market with a reasonable cost, compared to the overpriced Industry CNC machines.

Design and Control of a Dancing Fountain
Areen Zaytoun, Sabreen Adhmeeri, Hana' Hamdan, Ghadeer Nejim, Marian Alabada
In this project, a dancing fountain was designed, fabricated, and assembled along with the electrical interface including the control and drive units as well as feedback circuits. Potentiometers were mounted on the water valves so that measurement of valve opening is obtained. DC motors were coupled to proportional valves to control the water flow rate in the nozzles utilizing the feedback from the potentiometers. Two separate stepper motors were used to move two lines of water outlets that consisted of ten (10) water nozzles each. A total of twenty two (22) actuators were interfaced with a microcontroller based control system. The water flow rate was controlled based on voice/sound signals through a microphone or a computer file so that the fountain would dance with music.

XY Robotic Plotter
Ahmad M'addi, Yasir Swalmeh, Abdallah Alwahsh, Mohammad Ashakhriti
In this project, a robotic manipulator was built to take letters or words input by a user and plot them on a whiteboard surface. The design objectives are to create a mechanism capable of X-Y translation across a surface, build an actuation mechanism capable of supporting and lifting a marker, implement an algorithm capable of reading input from a keyboard or other device for character selection, use this input to send an appropriate control signal to the motor controlling X-Y translation, automatically write the given word or phrase on a whiteboard surface, make the device durable, consistent, and fully portable.

Design and Control of a Solar Vehicle
Sajidah Alrifaee, Hadeel Aloran, Samar Rabah
In this project, the concept of green energy vehicle was applied on a small scale four-wheel vehicle. The system components such as motors, batteries, sensors, non conventional energy source (solar cells and/or fuel cell), control hardware were selected and assembeled in the vehicle. The main objective of the implemented project is the control the speed of the small scale four-wheel vehicle depending on addition green source of power (solar cells and/or fuel cell).


Academic Year 2008/2009

Design of a Microcontroller-based Control System for a Three DOF Robotic Arm
Mahmoud Qur'aan, Ahmad Qawaqneh, Yazan Alhajjaj, Mohammad Ata, Rashdan Malkawi
In this project, a microcontroller-based control system was designed and implemented to operate a ready-to-go three DOF robotic arm in different ways. The robotic system was designed so that it is used as a training kit that teaches the user how to operate the arm manually (via push–buttons and joystick) and automatically (via a microcontroller). The joints of the robot were driven by DC motors. Various sensors were planted in the system for the automatic control algorithm. The developed system teaches operators basic robotic sensing and locomotion principles.



Design and Control of a Four DOF Robotic Arm
Majdi Abu Eqab, Doa' Salem, Sawsan Massad
In this project, a four DOF was designed and implemented. The developed robot was controlled to do various tasks such as sorting colored objects, moving objects, and following certain paths. The robot joints were driven by servo motors and an open-loop control system was implemented to operate the robot actuators. The robotic manipulator was operated via a look-up table that was obtained apriori. The control algorithm was implemented via a microcontroller.



Academic Year 2007/2008

Teleoperated Crane
Ali Alya'qoub, Anas Mhairat, Mohammad Attaweel, Mohammad Ashalabi
In this project, a teleoperated gantry crane was built for light duty applications. The designed teleoperated system has the ability to work with minimum human aid to move packages from one place to another within the same area. A small module for gantry crane was designed and automated to lift packages with certain specifications. The crane moves packages horizontally using a trolley, vertically using a hoist, and forward/backward using the bridge. Optical encoders were used to provide the system with the position measurement of the hoist and trolley.


Behavior-based Mobile Robot
Abdallah Abu Saif, Noor Nofal, Ahmad Jumhour, Abderrahman Assa'di, Omar Annajjar
In this project, a behavior-based 3DOF mobile robot is designed and implemented. The main idea of the project is to built a mobile robot that imitates some insects in their behavior like avoiding light sources or get attracted to light sources, go away from sound sources, follow a certain trace or a wall ... etc. The implemented robot is designed with two main features: avoiding obstacles and heat sources. Two permanent magnet DC motors are installed to maneuver the robot, two contact sensors (limit switches) are utilized to avoid obstacle after physical contact, and two temperature sensors are used to detect the heat sources where they are installed on the right and left sides of the robot front part.


Moving Object Guidance Imitator
Esra' Assalaymeh, Enas Oraiqat, Areen Ashare', Halah Swalmeh, Wuroud Nasr
In this project, the motion of an object moving in a 3D environment was imitated via a moving marble inside a maze mounted on a controlled moving plate. The moving object guidance was imitated by guiding the moving marble through the maze to the final destination. The controlled plate was driven by two DC motors to provide two degrees of freedom for the entire system. The motors rotated the plate around X and Y axes. The moving marble location was determined by a webcam that was mounted perpendicularly over the maze. The webcam captured continuously instantaneous images of the maze with the marble inside it. A MATLAB program-based subroutine was then invoked to analyze the image and return the coordinates of the moving marble instantaneously. A general purpose PID control algorithm was utilized to drive the system actuators. The mechatronics system mechanism was designed, fabricated, and assembled to prove the concept of project idea.



Design an Automated Production Line for Paints using LabView
Majd Badawi, Ahmad Yousif, Haytham Almuthker, Mohammad Shbaitah
In this project, an automated production line for paints was designed, fabricated, and assembled. This production line was designed to produce paint cans with flexible color choices and ready to be packed automatically using a PC-based control system. The control systems was developed and implemented utilizing the Labview software. Four manufacturing processes were designed to accomplish producing paint cans. These processes were feeding, filling, covering, and shaking.