Network Security & Electronics (NET) Capstone Projects - Spring 2012
☆ Outstanding NET Senior 2011-12, CWTS
RFID Pet Feeder
This project focuses on the design, implementation and operation of an RFID microcontroller based cat feeder constructed for the NET 499 capstone course in the
spring 2012 semester. This project is presented to solve the problem of other animals eating your petís food and feeding your pet throughout the day. In particular,
a cat is used to demonstrate the operation of the RFID pet feeder. My cat will be used in the demonstration and he will be wearing a valid RFID tag on his collar,
that when scanned will operate two motors to open the enclosure and dispense cat food. With a busy schedule such as mine and many other people, it is hard to feed
your pets throughout the day so they get the nutrition they need. This pet feeder will solve that issue and many other possible implementations.
Contact Email - socc3rchick221 AT hotmail.com
Donald (Don) Doty
☆ Highest BS(NET) Exit Exam Score 2011-12 , CompTIA Network+
n-ABELD: Arduino Based Electronic Liquor Dispenser
Staffing is obviously one of the most critical components of virtually any business organization, and can take up a whole
lot of the company's resources. Maintaining a staff of competent, reliable workers can be rather expensive, as well as
time consuming. Businesses such as restaurants, that offer low pay and no benefits are bound to have a revolving door workforce.
These types of businesses could cut these costs and enjoy a sense of work force stability by automating what processes they can.
N-ABELD offers a design that automates the process of cocktail mixing. It examines different
aspects involved in the creation of N-ABELD: research and design, physical design, electronic configuration, and programming. Each of
these aspects present their own issues which must be weighed against budget, safety, and time-constraint considerations.
Contact Email - DonLDoty AT lavabit.com
Microcontroller Detection System
Using a Parallax Basic Stamp 2 microcontroller with a Parallax RFID reader I made a detection system. This system can determine whether the
person entering is authorized by the RFID tag presented. If they open the door without an authorized tag there is an alert. If the tag is
authorized but they leave the door open long enough it will also set off an alert.
Contact Email - jbos89 AT gmail.com or joshua_bosiljevac AT mymail.eku.edu
Homemade Network Cable Tracer
A problem for many companies today is having a well-organized wiring closet. They are hard to clean up
once everything is out of place and can make it very difficult to troubleshoot problems.
A messy wiring closet can make it very difficult for new employees or outside vendors to come
in and fix problems or do upgrades. There are devices out there designed to trace down network cables
and they can be used to help clean up a wiring closet. These devices however cost around $6000. My
solution to this problem is to build your own homemade network cable tracer. I plan to build my own using
Walkie Talkies which are very cost effective.
Contact Email - brindleydt AT gmail.com
☆ Microsoft MCTS,
PC Recycle and Donate
This project consisted of setting up an imaging server to distribute images on old computers. I am imaging these computers to hand out to under privileged families or to
organizations that currently work with underprivileged sections of society. The computers were tested for functionality and then reimaged before being distributed.
TBA Resume (RTF),
Contact Email - scar1140 AT gmail.com
Christopher (Chris) Cornette
Remote Desktop Management
The actual idea for a project is to connect two computer systems and fix the problems. This requires making one the administrator of the other
to where it can over take the computer at any time. Next add the necessary passwords and security to the computers and router that I use. I will also use
windows deployment services to deploy windows 7 to two desktops. Another thing that I will be doing is configuring multiple systems remotely.
Contact Email - christopher_corne43 AT mymail.eku.edu
Zachary (Zack) Craig
Central Secured Proxy Network
In this problem you have three computers that need access to the internet and be able to share files with one another. Also you want your
computers to be secure and to be protected from harmful websites. Lastly I will show how to upgrade a computer that needs more internal speed
and more storage space To do this I will be implementing a router to my internet access allowing for the other computers in my house hold to
connect together and gain access to the internet. Also I am adding security measures to my wireless router to make it more secure from the outside world.
Next I am adding a more security by installing an Untangle proxy server to my network. This will add another layer of protection to my home network. Once
I add the Untangle server the computers will run into a switch that runs into the untangle box that then runs into the router. lastly I need to install
more RAM to increase the speed of a slower computer and I will need to install another hard drive to increase the storage capacity on the target computer.
Contact Email - chronotrigger66 AT hotmail.com
Thomas (Tom) Etherington
Automated Flloding Alert System with Smart Phone Interface: Do Not Leave Home Without It
The ďAutomated Flooding Alert SystemĒ project utilizes a Vera II home automation controller interfaced to an
Allen Bradley PLC via a wires door switch. In addition, the home automation controller has a PC and Web based
Smart Phone interface. This project addresses early warning of sump pump failures, with a cell phone interface for
remote control and warnings to the homeowner via text messaging. This proof of concept project explores the viability
of home security and automation via a cell phone interface. These wireless technologies increase the affordability
through less labor-intensive installations to older homes. The project ramifications extend to complete retrofits
of older homeís mechanical, refrigeration, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, security, entertainment and supplies inventory
and accounting functions in one seamless home computer managed system.
Contact Email - Tether58 AT bellsouth.net or thomas_etheringto AT eku.edu
Joseph (Tony) Hancock
Set up a SOHO Server and Network: The Basics
I set up a Windows server and secure wired and wireless network that would be typical for a small office / home office.
I built the server computer, installed and configured Windows Server 2008 R2. I utilized Active Directory
and created a Domain for my home network. I installed the RADIUS server and used it along with WPA2 to make my network secure.
Contact Email - scarboni13 AT adelphia.net
Apple Remote Desktop with a Side Order of Alice
Apple Remote Desktop is a very powerful yet simple tool anyone would like to have if they have Apple iMacs and MacBookís in their network.
It does what most remote desktop software products can do, except better. It has everything from software distribution, asset management,
remote assistance, remote administration, and automation. I will refer Apple Remote Desktop as ARD just to save time and spacing. ARD is
the preferred remote desktop tool at my office simply because itís more flexible than any Windows based remote desktop. It allows us to do
more things, easier. Another piece of my puzzle is a program called Alice.
Alice is an object-oriented programming tool thatís designed to help beginning programmers create just about anything they want
on their own. Alice has a drag and drop feature that helps the user drag certain lines of coding in order to manipulate an object
whether itís a person, animal, plane, boat, or a spaceship. You can also change the setting of your project to wherever you want.
So if you want to recreate the Moon landing go ahead. Itís a pretty popular program just by looking at all the Youtube videos. What
Iím trying to do with both of these products is Iím going to use ARD to distribute the Alice program to another iMac. I should be
able to push out the entire Alice program to another machine and not have to install Alice from scratch.
Contact Email - josh.paige AT hotmail.com
Jonathan (Jon) Poynter
Arduino Based Access Point Finder
Within the Information Technology departments of modern workplaces, documentation has become an large issue.
In many cases some businesses will hire outside companies to perform the task of installing and configuring a
wireless network. In those cases the documentation, if any, pertaining to the configuration of the wireless
network remains with the outside company. If a problem arises with improper or no documentation available, a
5 minute fix can take weeks to track down. With wireless technology becoming more common place within businesses
the maintenance to maintain a functional network is crucial. The ability to have a handheld device that gives clear
identification of information appears promising.
Contact Email - Jlpoynter15 AT gmail.com
☆ Outstanding NET Senior 2012-13, Security+, CWNA, CWSP
Home Security with VPN's and IP Cameras
Technology is expand very rapidly as we all know and as this happens appliances such as electronics, TVís, gaming systems, and even
home security can start to become more and more expensive. That leads some people to the motivation of trying to figure out how to
make cost effective environments for strong home security while still allowing the homeowners to access files on the go. However as
technology increases, the knowledge of your average criminal and hacker increase. This is why I have created the solution of using a
Windows Server 2008 R2 environment with a domain controller allowing a qualified user to create a virtual private network (VPN), access
shared folders, and access an IP camera within the internal network of the home. The ending result was exactly of that intended with the
exception of throttling back and using a point-to-point tunneling protocol (PPTP) VPN. The user can even be alerted via e-mail of an intrusion.
Initially considered was the secure socket tunneling protocol (SSTP) which allows for more security. Consequently this is a little bit harder
to configure and if set up in a potential customers home, harder for them to troubleshoot. On the other hand, PPTP is a great and easy way to
set up a VPN for the average user allowing them a secure connection to their home network to check on the status of their home.
Contact Email - ryne_purcell6 AT mymail.eku.edu
Secured Home Web Server
The problem faced in this project is the need for a more secured place for anyone who wants to store their web pages on, along with all their data.
This would cut down on the cost of storage of their web pages, and allow them ease of mind knowing where they have stored their information is in
a secured network. I proposed to build a server from the parts I have ordered, and create a web server using the Internet Information Services
Manager inside Windows Seven Home Premium. After building the server, I will secure the local network with a router, and a Linux based Untangle server.
Contact Email - Stephendriddle AT yahoo.com
George (Hank) Schultz
Kinect Controlled PC
My project is titled Kinect Controlled PC. This project answers the question, what is a possible improvement the Microsoft
Kinect camera can add to a PC? Through my research I learned that, the answer to that question, is quite a bit actually. My
final project is just one idea I discovered. Using a Kinect camera I am able to use a PC, with limited functionality, with
nothing but a Kinect camera. This shows great potential for people with disabilities, and is a great ease of access tool.
Contact Email - george_schultz2 AT mymail.eku.edu
Automated Pet feeder
I have two cats but am not always available to be at home during feeding times, I need to be able to feed
them at regular times each and every day. The solution I am proposing is to use a PLC to control a motor that
will allow a dispenser to feed my cats. I will be using the programming of the PLC to set two times throughout
the day that they will be fed. Along with that I will be using a web base application that will allow me to manually
feed them from locations away from my home using my phone or any computer connected to the internet.
Contact Email - carl_skeene AT mymail.eku.edu
☆ CompTIA A+
IP Enabled Parking Spot Detector
The goal of this project is to develop an application that helps drivers locate a parking spot even before they arrive at the actual parking area. To achieve this, I planned to utilize three
of our latest technologies: microcontrollers, the Internet, and smartphones.
Contact Email - lvinny24 AT hotmail.com
Arduino-Based Environmental Sensor
The Arduino platform is a highly modifiable open-source piece of hardware, with a large and extensive supporting community.
The Arduinoís ability to be used as an inexpensive environmental monitor is an aspect that is being utilized in many different
projects from large programs such as the ĎAir Quality Eggí and a plethora of individual projects. With this project I
wanted to approach an area that I had little to no experience in, and to interact with the do-it-yourself community and work
in that mindset. With the implementation of environmental sensors, and proper data analysis, it is possible to use
these sensors to monitor how new environmental regulations are affecting the local environment Ėbe it from monitoring
electrical usage, water usage, air quality, temperature/humidity of indoor areas, or any number of potential data points.
The scalability of the project is extensive, from a single person attempting to reduce their usage of resources to help the
environment, to a city implementing multiple data points to measure air quality the ability and expandability of Arduino
based sensors is boundless. This project utilizes the Arduino Uno R3, the Arduino Ethernet Shield, a DHT22 Temperature &
Humidity sensor, and a selection of resistors and LEDs.
TBA Resume (RTF),
Contact Email - joseph_walden7 AT mymail.eku.edu
Class Photo - 2012 Spring/Summer Graduates
Spring/Summer Computer Electronics Networking Programs (BS/AAS) 2012 grads.
Left to Right: George (Hank), Don, Vinas, Josh Bosiljevac, Joseph (Tony), Chris, Sally, Stephen Riddle, Stephen Calulot
Spring 2012 grad not in photo: Zack
Class Photo - 2012 Fall Graduates
Fall Computer Electronics Programs (BS/AAS) 2012 grads.
Left to Right: Carl, Daniel, Jon, Ryne, Joseph Walden
Fall 2012 grads not in photo: Candice
Class Photo - 2012+ Graduates
Computer Electronics Programs (BS/AAS) 2012 grads and beyond.
Left to Right: Josh Paige, Tom
2012+ grads not in photo: TBA
Outstanding Network Security & Electronics (NET) Senior 2011-12
Required Capstone Presentation Template (pptx) or
Capstone Presentation Guidelines (odp)
Capstone Presentation NOTES (pdf)
Capstone Presentation & Demo Checklist
Capstone Project Report Checklist (docx) or
Capstone Project Report Checklist (odt)
Capstone Project Report Checklist (pdf)
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