Network Security & Electronics (NET) Capstone Projects - Spring 2012

  • Sally Barnes Outstanding NET Senior 2011-12, CWTS
    qrcode for Sally Smith's NET Capstone Project

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    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.

    Resume (RTF), Resume (PDF)
    Contact Email - socc3rchick221 AT

  • Donald (Don) Doty Highest BS(NET) Exit Exam Score 2011-12 , CompTIA Network+ qrcode for Don Doty's NET Capstone Project

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    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.

    Resume (RTF), Resume (PDF)
    Contact Email - DonLDoty AT

  • Joshua Bosiljevac
    qrcode for Joshua Bosiljevac's NET Capstone Project

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    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.

    Resume (RTF), Resume (PDF)
    Contact Email - jbos89 AT or joshua_bosiljevac AT

  • Daniel Brindley
    qrcode for Daniel Brindley's NET Capstone Project

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    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.

    Resume (RTF), Resume (PDF)
    Contact Email - brindleydt AT

  • Stephen Calulot Microsoft MCTS, MCITP, MCSA
    qrcode for Stephen Calulot's NET Capstone Project

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    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), Resume (PDF)
    Contact Email - scar1140 AT

  • Christopher (Chris) Cornette
    qrcode for Chris Cornette's NET Capstone Project

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    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.

    Resume (RTF), Resume (PDF)
    Contact Email - christopher_corne43 AT

  • Zachary (Zack) Craig
    qrcode for Zachary Craig's NET Capstone Project

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    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.

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    Resume (RTF), Resume (PDF)
    Contact Email - chronotrigger66 AT

  • Thomas (Tom) Etherington
    qrcode for Tom Etherington's NET Capstone Project

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    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.

    Resume (RTF), Resume (PDF)
    Contact Email - Tether58 AT or thomas_etheringto AT

  • Joseph (Tony) Hancock CWTS
    qrcode for Tony Hancock's NET Capstone Project

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    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.

    Resume (RTF), Resume (PDF)
    Contact Email - scarboni13 AT

  • Joshua Paige
    qrcode for Josh Paige's NET Capstone Project

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    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.

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    Resume (RTF), Resume (PDF)
    Contact Email - josh.paige AT

  • Jonathan (Jon) Poynter CWTS
    qrcode for Jon Poynter's NET Capstone Project

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    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.

    Resume (RTF), Resume (PDF)
    Contact Email - Jlpoynter15 AT

  • Ryne Purcell Outstanding NET Senior 2012-13, Security+, CWNA, CWSP
    qrcode for Ryne Purcell's NET Capstone Project

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    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.

    Resume (RTF), Resume (PDF)
    Contact Email - ryne_purcell6 AT

  • Stephen Riddle CWTS qrcode for Stephen Riddle's NET Capstone Project

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    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.

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    Resume (RTF), Resume (PDF)
    Contact Email - Stephendriddle AT

  • George (Hank) Schultz
    qrcode for Hank Schultz's NET Capstone Project

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    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.

    Resume (RTF), Resume (PDF)
    Contact Email - george_schultz2 AT

  • Carl Skeene
    qrcode for Carl Skeene's NET Capstone Project

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    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.

    Resume (RTF), Resume (PDF)
    Contact Email - carl_skeene AT

  • Leonard Vinas CompTIA A+ qrcode for Sally Smith's NET Capstone Project

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    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.

    Resume (RTF), Resume (PDF)
    Contact Email - lvinny24 AT

  • Joseph Walden
    qrcode for Joseph Walden's NET Capstone Project

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    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.

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    TBA Resume (RTF), Resume (PDF)
    Contact Email - joseph_walden7 AT



  • Class Photo - 2012 Spring/Summer Graduates
    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
    Spring/Summer Computer Electronics Networking Programs (BS/AAS) 2012 grads

  • Class Photo - 2012 Fall Graduates
    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
    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
    Sally Smith - Outstanding Senior
    Sally Smith

  • 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)

  • Tutorial video on searching articles in the EKU library comprehensive online databases and Powerpoint