Capstone design project for engineering technology students

Sohail Anwar, Damian Marchetti

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This paper describes one of the capstone engineering design projects implemented by Penn State Altoona BSEMET (baccalaureate degree in electromechanical engineering technology) students during their senior year. This project is titled `Design and Implementation of a Vending Machine'. At Penn State Altoona, the vending machine is designed and built by individual students in one semester. The paper begins with a description of the BSEMET program. Next, the paper describes the BSEMET capstone project design course (EMET 440). Finally, the paper provides a description of one of the EMET 440 capstone design projects recently completed by students. The project consists of design and implementation of a vending machine using a PLC. The paper presents the design specifications of this vending machine and provides details regarding its design and implementation. Recommendations for design improvement are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications


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