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Name Jadyn
Registered 2022
Impact 253
Contributions Automated Coffee Barista

Currently attending Western University, pursuing a bachelors degree in electrical engineering. Strong interest and passion for renewable sources and sustainability, research, and mentoring. Active involvement in design projects and community outreach through Sunstang Solar Car and ENGSquad mentorship outside of academics.

Research Interests[edit | edit source]

Research Tools and Skills[edit | edit source]

  • C++
  • Java
  • Python
  • PCB Design (Autodesk Eagle, Altium Designer)
  • Computer-Aided Design (Autodesk Inventor, Onshape)
  • Soldering
  • Independent and collaborative work
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Effective time management/Setting appropriate personal deadlines
  • Strong writing skills

Projects[edit | edit source]

Automated Coffee Barista[edit | edit source]

Collaborating with another student, the automated coffee barista was designed and built using various sensors, actuators, and a PCB, controlled by an Arduino Uno microcontroller and coded using C++. The machine is used to dispensed the correct amount of milk and sugar, as input by the user, into the coffee. It also monitors the temperature and quantity of the milk and sugar and sent alerts via Bluetooth if the milk was above a safe storage temperature or if the storage was running low.

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Function Generator[edit | edit source]

Designed and built a function generator using two 8-pin TL082 op amps to create a multivibrator, two integrators, and an amplifier. The components were soldered to a PCB and different frequencies of oscillation, and maximum and minimum voltage values after a 12 Volt signal was applied.

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Dog Waste Energy Generation[edit | edit source]

Collaborated with four other students to design an alternate method for the City of London to manage dog waste in public dog parks, by converting collected dog waste to methane which could be collected and burned rather than disposing of the waste in garbage bins. The dog waste was converted to methane using anaerobic digestion which took place in a specially designed digester. The generated methane was collected and burned to power lights throughout the dog parks, and the left over digestate could be removed and used as fertilizer. A bag shredder was also designed to ensure no dog waste bags entered the digester and that all dog owners would be able to contribute their dogs waste to the digester, regardless of how it was collected.

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Automated Social Distance Enforcing Gate[edit | edit source]

Designed a fully automated swinging gate used to enforce social distancing while standing in lines. Multiple gates would be placed throughout the area where people were to line up, enough to allow each person one space. The gate would open to allow the person to pass through into the next spot in line and would close to prevent people from standing too close in line.

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Ontario Science Centre Visitor Exhibit[edit | edit source]

Collaborated with four other students to design and implement a miniature, interactive exhibit for visitors of the Ontario Science Centre to educate them about gravity and its effects on the human body. The exhibit included an interactive station which demonstrated how a weight would feel on other plants, and information regarding how varied lengths of time with increased gravity would affect the human body.

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