Network Security & Electronics (NET) Capstone Projects - Fall 2013-Summer 2014

  • Aaron Eastham Best NET Capstone Project 2013-14
    qrcode for Aaron Eastham's NET Capstone Project

    Aaron Eastham Faceshot Aaron Eastham Presenting
    I have always enjoyed building things that are challenging, so for my project I wanted to create a low cost laser engraver because even the intro level ones cost almost $1,000. I want this to be built around either a Raspberry Pi or an Arduino microcontroller, as they both can support the hardware and software needed to build the engraver. To accomplish this I will need to build the frame, which will have an x and y-axis. The machine will move on threaded rods that are powered by two motors that are controlled by two different motor drivers, which are connected to the microcontroller. The laser will be mounted on the x-axis and is powered by the laser circuit that is also connected to the microcontroller. Once the machine is complete, I will be able to make designs to engrave in a program called Inkscape that is able to convert it into gcode. The gcode file is then sent to the engraver to make a finished product.
    Keywords: laser engraver, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, stepper motor, gcode

    Resume (RTF), Resume (PDF)
    Contact Email - aaron_eastham2 AT
    Aaron's capstone link

  • Zack Fowler CompTIA Network+, Highest BS(NET) Exit Exam Score 2013-14, Certificate of Merit -- NET Capstone Project 2013-14
    qrcode for ZackFowler's NET Capstone Project

    Zack Fowler Faceshot
    Revolights™ Arduino Clone
    As more people look to bicycling as a healthy and cost-effective method of transportation, tackling safety concerns becomes even more important. The Revolights™ system is a great way to help improve bike riders’ visibility at night but does not come cheap. This is my economical Arduino-based clone of the Revolights™ system that offers life-saving technology to more people.
    Keywords: Revolights, Arduino, bicycle, Hall effect sensor

    Resume (RTF), Resume (PDF)
    Contact Email - zack_fowler1 AT
    Zack's capstone link

  • Nathan Sweet
    qrcode for Nathan Sweet's NET Capstone Project

    Nathan Sweet Faceshot
    PC360 Media Center
    This project aims to solve overheating problems experienced by the first generation Xbox 360 in order to create a functional media center. This will be attempted by transplanting all of the Xbox components into a full size ATX computer case with additional ventilation and adding externally powered cooling fans. This project will also involve adding wireless capabilities to the Xbox via 3rd party hardware.
    Keywords: Xbox 360, Gaming Console, Media Center, Client Bridge, Wi-Fi, Overheating

    TBA Brochure
    TBA Resume (RTF), TBA Resume (PDF)
    Contact Email - nathan_sweet1 AT
    Nathan's capstone link

  • Justin Addison
    qrcode for Justin Addison's NET Capstone Project

    Justin Addison Faceshot Justin Addison with female
    A Do-It-Yourself Home Networking Experience
    My project was to create an at home network. It needed to support multiple users at the same time without sacrificing speed. It also needed to be secure and I wanted to implement virtualization into my network. I set out to network several laptops, a printer, and some virtual machines together to create my network. Once that was accomplished I set up wireless access and then hardened the network with several layers of security. In the end I had a stable, secure, wireless network, with multiple virtual machines running on it.
    Keywords: Computer Networking, Wireless (Wi-Fi), Shared Resources, Virtualization, Network Security (Hardening)

    Resume (RTF), Resume (PDF)
    Contact Email - justin_addison3 AT
    Justin's capstone link

  • David Dick Certificate of Merit -- NET Capstone Project 2013-14
    qrcode for David Dick's NET Capstone Project

    David Dick Faceshot David Dick in suit
    Practical Network Attached Storage
    My project covers the hardware setup and design alongside the proper operating system and networking configuration to stand up a file server on a local computer network in a business environment. All the steps to setup the hardware, software, network configuration and account management are addressed. I also talk about the overall need based design and compatibility of everything.
    Keywords: Local Area Network, network attached storage, redundant array of inexpensive disk, CIFS, Windows shares, PC construction, OpenBSD, backup and restore

    Resume (RTF), Resume (PDF)
    Contact Email - david_dick5 AT
    David's capstone link

  • Anthony Friend CompTIA Strata IT Fundamentals
    qrcode for Anthony Friend's NET Capstone Project

    Anthony Friend Faceshot Anthony Friend in nature
    Emailing Security System With Arduino
    This paper explains the process and research in building a security system that will email someone when triggered. The email that the email sends will have the subject “Arduino Security System” along with one of two messages depending on which one of the two triggers is activated. The first message will read, “The human sensor is active” and will be sent when a PIR sensor sees movement. The second message will read, “The door is open” and will be sent when a magnetic switch, which is placed on a door, is separated. This signal is sent to an Arduino which will telnet to an SMTP server called SMTP2Go, using the telnet commands, the Arduino will tell SMTP2Go to email me at my personal email at with one of the two messages mentioned above. The actual triggers will consist of one single pull single throw (SPST) switch, one acting as a master switch to block the emails from accidentally going off, the other is a single pull double throw magnetic switch placed on a door. The last trigger will be a PIR human sensor which will go to a TTL logic AND gate, which will in turn lead to the microcontroller. When this setup is completed, the security system will be able to send an email when activated.
    Keywords: DIY Security, Arduino Email, Microcontroller Security, Arduino SMTP

    Resume (RTF), Resume (PDF)
    Contact Email - Tony_Friend07 AT
    Anthony's capstone link

  • Charles Hayden
    qrcode for Charles Hayden's NET Capstone Project

    Charles Hayden Faceshot
    MMC: Mini Media Center: A Simple and Inexpensive Solution to Home Media
    There are millions of televisions and movie viewers. These media consumers have a growing desire for on demand content. There is also a high demand for portability and smart applications to control everything. With a mini computer, a few peripherals, a smart phone, and some software applications, this is all possible for under one hundred dollars. This project seeks to address the video on demand trend by integrating a Raspberry Pi into a wireless home network. The Pi is small, portable, and able to output video to any television with an HDMI or component video port. The smart phone, in this case an iPhone, is not only used to control the Raspberry Pi remotely for convenience, but to stream media itself if a few options are added.
    Keywords: Raspberry Pi, XBMC, media center, Plex

    Resume (RTF), Resume (PDF)
    Contact Email - charles_hayden14 AT
    Charles' capstone link

  • Michael Hoskins
    qrcode for Ali Herrera's NET Capstone Project

    Michael Hoskins Faceshot Michael Hoskins Presenting
    Raspberry Pi Media Center
    This project involves the use of a raspberry pi as a media center client for any display that can accept a HDMI connection. using the OpenELEC, XBMC platform to transform the pi into a media client to deliver content and be highly customizable. along with the raspberry pi client a Ubuntu based media server had to be setup to supply the Raspberry Pi with Media.
    Keywords: XBMC, OpenELEC, Raspberry Pi

    Resume (RTF), Resume (PDF)
    Contact Email - mikehosk098 AT
    Michael Hoskins' capstone link

  • Matthew Maples
    qrcode for Matthew Maples's NET Capstone Project

    Matthew Maples Faceshot
    DIY SOHO Secure Wireless
    The current generation of technology is moving more towards mobile technology and companies need to be prepared for both the connectivity needs of their users but the security needs of their system. This project will demonstrate how to easily and effectively create a secure wireless network for both sensitive information and guests without spending a lot of money.
    Keywords: secure, wireless, home networking

    Resume (RTF), Resume (PDF)
    Contact Email - matthew_maples AT
    Matthew Maples' capstone link

  • Matthew Marrs
    qrcode for Matthew Marrs's NET Capstone Project

    Matthew Marrs Faceshot Matthew Marrs Presenting
    Home Media Server with PLEX
    My family and I have a huge collection of media content, whether it is music, videos, and photographs with the content being spread out over different computer, hard drives, and other devices. Our problem was trying to remember where the content we were looking for was, and then transferring it to the computer, hard drive, or device we wanted it on. It was a major pain and hassle to go through this process, so my objective was to find a way to have all our media content on one system than have away to access it from any device or computer we wanted by streaming it over our home network. I did some research and I found the PLEX application. It can do everything I want it to do, and it has a faithful following so it is be updated regularly. With PLEX I will be able to access all the media content on the PLEX Server as long as there is internet access, and I have a powerful enough computer to process the data that is going to be streamed through the network.
    Keywords: Media Server, PLEX, streaming, Roku, computer build

    Resume (RTF), Resume (PDF)
    Contact Email - Matthew_Marrs1 AT
    Matthew Marrs' capstone link

  • Michael (Blake) Pawley
    qrcode for Blake Pawley's NET Capstone Project

    Michael Pawley Faceshot
    TBA (To Be Added) Title
    TBA Abstract

    TBA Presentation
    Video-1 , Video-2
    TBA Brochure
    TBA Resume (RTF), TBA Resume (PDF)
    Contact Email - blake2043 AT
    Blake's capstone link

  • Jared Powell
    qrcode for Jared Powell's NET Capstone Project

    Jared Powell Faceshot
    Media Catch and Release
    The goal of this project was to come up with a solution to a lack of media availability. This solution should include a way to legally acquire television shows along with streaming downloaded media. My proposed solution was to create a DVR system and to setup a media server in order to stream my media. The DVR was created by modifying a desktop computer with a capture card to interface with an incoming TV signal while using Windows Media Center to manage and initiate recordings. After a lot of research on what type of media server to download, Plex was determined to be the best option due to the flexibility, price, and streaming options. In order to manage my server away from home, I chose to install TeamViewer as my remote desktop tool.
    Keywords: Plex Media Server, Windows Media Center, TeamViewer, DVR

    Resume (RTF), Resume (PDF)
    Contact Email - Jared_Powell62 AT
    Jared's capstone link

  • Lenin Vera Certificate of Merit -- NET Capstone Project 2013-14
    qrcode for Lenin Vera's NET Capstone Project

    Lenin Vera Faceshot
    Open Source Remote Garage Door Opener
    This is a Do-It-Yourself project for building an android smartphone accessible remote garage door opener. The resources used are online blogs, videos, tutorials and reference websites covering a variety of the subject matter involved to complete the project. I will summarize the software and hardware required to complete the project, as well as any issues that arose and the steps taken to troubleshoot them. I will conclude with the final results of the project as well as refer to future improvements I would like to implement.
    Keywords: Raspberry Pi, Android, open-source, do-it-yourself, garage door opener

    Resume (RTF), Resume (PDF)
    Contact Email - lenin_vera AT
    Lenin's capstone link

  • Dr. Glen Kleine College of Business & Technology Capstone Presentations, Spring 2014
    David Dick, Jared Powell, and Lenin Vera
    Honorable Mention

    College of Business & Technology Capstone Presentations Group Photo
    Left to Right: Lenin, Prof. Vigs, David, Jared

    End-to-End Network Design and Deployment Solution for the Habitat ReStore
    The goal of this capstone project was to provide end-to-end telephone, Internet, and video surveillance services for the Habitat for Humanity ReStore floor and office as part of their daily operations. In 2013-14 the ReStore moved into a section of the Old Richmond Mall from Berea, KY. The entire communication systems infrastructure for carrying the ReStore's data and voice traffic was designed and implemented with the help of other student departmental computer group members. This included all the cabling; computer selection, installation, setup; video cameras installation and configuration for simultaneously monitoring multiple locations, backup systems, etc. The cabling and computers were secured through donation to the local Habitat affiliate, which has been in operation in Madison County for over 20 years. The ReStore provides a unique service, augmenting Habitat's affordable housing project, generating revenue to help support its mission through sales. Re-Store’s inventory, which includes new and used items, comes from builders, retailers, distributors, and individuals who donate everything from building supplies and materials to light fixtures and furniture. Ongoing support for this IT project continues to be provided by NET program alumni and students volunteering their time for supporting the IT Infrastructure of the Habitat ReStore.
    Keywords: VoIP, LAN, Telecom, Network cabling, Closed Circuit Video Recording, RAID backup

    Presentation - Download or View Online
    Contact Emails - {david_dick5, jared_powell62, lenin_vera} AT
    David, Jared, and Lenin's CB&T presentation capstone link


  • Class Photo - 2014 Spring/Summer Capstone Class
    Class Photo - 2014 Spring/Summer Capstone Class
    Spring/Summer Computer Electronics/Networking Programs (BS/AAS) 2014 class.
    Left to Right: Lenin, Anthony, Jared, David, Aaron, Michael, Matthew Marrs, Justin, Zack, Blake
    Spring 2014 grad not in photo: TBA

  • Class Photo - 2014 Spring/Summer Graduates
    Class Photo - 2014 Spring/Summer Graduates
    Spring/Summer Computer Electronics/Networking Programs (BS/AAS) 2014 grads.
    Left to Right: Lenin, David, Aaron, Matthew, Zack
    Spring 2014 grad not in photo: TBA

  • Class Photo - 2014 Fall Graduates
    Class Photo - 2014 Fall Graduates
    Fall Computer Electronics/Networking Programs (BS/AAS) 2013 grads.
    Left to Right: Michael, Jared, Justin, Blake
    Fall 2014 grads not in photo: Charles and Matthew Maples

    Computer Electronics/Networking Programs (BS/AAS) 2013 grads and beyond
    Computer Electronics/Networking Programs (BS/AAS) 2013 grads and beyond.
    Left to Right: Charles and Matthew Maples

  • Outstanding Network Security & Electronics (NET) Senior 2013-14
    Tom Etherington - Outsanding Senior
    Tom Etherington

  • Mid-term Required Capstone Presentation Template (pptx) or OpenDocument Presentation (odp) or PDF with notes

  • Final Required Capstone Presentation Template (pptx) or odp or PDF with notes

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