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MAKER: A Braille Clock

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Conference

2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

New Orleans, Louisiana

Publication Date

June 26, 2016

Start Date

June 26, 2016

End Date

August 28, 2016

ISBN

978-0-692-68565-5

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Make It!

Tagged Division

Manufacturing

Page Count

20

DOI

10.18260/p.25593

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https://peer.asee.org/25593

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138

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Saneela Rabbani Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology

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Saneela Rabbani is a senior in Mechatronics Engineering at Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology. She is the secretary of the Society of Women Engineers, Vaughn Chapter and secretary of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Club. She is a Tutor and Laboratory Technician at Vaughn College. She discovered her passion for teaching at an early age and aspires to obtain her graduate degrees in the field of Engineering and teach on a collegiate level.

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Josiah David D'Arrigo Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology

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I am a senior in the Mechatronics Engineering program at Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology. I am currently a Tutor at Vaughn College and was secretary of the college’s robotics club for 3 years. My primary engineering interests are aerospace and robotics, with the goal of seeing how they can learn from and contribute to each other to help society advance.

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Shouling He Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology

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Dr. Shouling He is an associate professor of Engineering and Technology at Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology, where she is teaching the courses in Mechatronics Engineering and Electrical Engineering Technology. Her research interests include modeling and simulation, microprocessors and PLCs, control system designs and Robotics. She has published more than 45 journal and conference papers in these research areas.

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Amir Elzawawy Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0001-5983-7380

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Dr. Amir Elzawawy is an assistant professor at Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology. Dr. Elzawawy teaches courses in Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering programs. His research background is in the area of experimental fluid mechanics and currently active on the area of CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) and heat transfer simulations.

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Hossein Rahemi Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology

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Dr. Hossein Rahemi is a professor and department chair of Engineering and Technology at Vaughn College of Aeronautics & Technology. He is the author of two books, Vaughn College Journal of Engineering and Technology (VCJET), numerous conference papers in the areas of solid mechanics, computational mechanics, vibration analysis, fracture mechanics and reliability analysis. He is also a principle investigator for the NSF S-STEM grant and the HIS-STEM grant and a student adviser for a number of technical papers in the areas of mechanics, robotics and industrial automation.

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Abstract

Telling time is a fairly simple task for sighted people. However, it poses considerable constraints on the blind and deaf blind people and communities. While there are time telling devices available in the market, those designs and implementations are inaccurate and exclusive. Tactile watches allow the user to open the cover of the watch and feel the hour and minutes hand with the corresponding dots raised to indicate the number. This gives the user a general idea of the time. Speaking time telling devices operate by announcing the time when the user presses a button to indicate their need to tell the time. Such devices can go unheard in loud areas and can be problematic and noisy in a quiet classroom/work environment. Additionally, such devices serve no purpose for the deaf blind people as they cannot hear. This objective of this project is to develop an inexpensive, user-friendly, digital braille time telling device which will resolve all the inaccuracy and problems existing models pose. This proposal will explore further the details of the working principle, design and implementation of such a device.

Rabbani, S., & D'Arrigo, J. D., & He, S., & Elzawawy , A., & Rahemi, H. (2016, June), MAKER: A Braille Clock Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.25593

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