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Wednesday, October 26 • 10:30am - 11:00am
Technology for the Physically Challenged

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Using the eleven step scientific method for data collection and prototype design, the engineering students of the Egg Harbor Township High School request permission & approval from NJSA to design and build a touch-pad activated control circuit that operates doors and windows in the homes of United States Veterans, classified as physically challenged from active tours of duty in the U.S. Armed Forces. Many a men (and women)----following orders into the path of “harm’s way”---- have been left with significant physical challenges to what was once “mobility” granted to serve.

The control circuit would have a two (2)-stage operation: pulse-activated touch pad producing a signal output and a power circuit controlling an actuator (such as a dc motor, pneumatic circuit, hydraulic circuit, servo, or switching relay). Fingers placed on a touch pad activates the ring counter to circulate preset bits producing a digital pulse train that would be amplified to a power level needed to latch an electronic relay raising a window, opening a doorway, or turning on an alarm. A successful circuit design would bring ability to life.

To develop a touch pad circuit model that raises and lowers a window. The expected outcome should correspond to STEM standards in accordance with N.J.S.A.,Title 18A.


Wednesday October 26, 2016 10:30am - 11:00am EDT
iSTEAM Command Center One Convention Boulevard Atlantic City, NJ 08401

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