I completed this senior-year project in fulfillment of Olin College's engineering capstone program requirement. The capstone program, known as SCOPE, has students work on teams of fellow Oliners in a year-long effort to tackle real-world problems posed by industry sponsors.
My team's sponsor was IBM. Our IBM contacts Alex Morrow and Dr. John Cohn were unbelievably helpful mentors and advisors to the project.
Unfortunately,a non-disclosure agreement prevents me sharing too much detail about the project. Hopefully the limited text and photos below make it seem as fun and cool as it actually was!
Andy Getzendanner, Olin '10
Ilari Shafer, Olin '10
James Switzer, Olin '10
Chuck Linton, Babson MBA student
Alex Morrow, Distinguished Research Scientist in Residence at Olin College, former IBM Fellow
Dr. John Cohn, IBM Fellow
OFFICIAL PROJECT SITE
See the official project summary on the Olin website: http://scope.olin.edu/index.cfm?itemid=IBM2009
Hardware demonstration of a simulated "smart grid" control system. Built using netbooks as well as 8 SheevaPlug wall wort computers, all networked together.