Network Security & Electronics (NET) Capstone Projects - 2018


  • Jose Dr. Glen Kleine CB&T Capstone Winner
    qrcode for Jose's NET Capstone Project

    Jose Presenting Jose Reciving Diploma
    The BIA Maker: Your Internet Enabled Worry-Free Coffee Maker
    The goal in mind with this project was to take an everyday routine and make it more efficient. The first thing some people start out their day with is a cup of fresh coffee. Automating a coffee pot was something that could make mornings easier for those whom drink it quick frequently. I had experience working with Raspberry Pi's and my existing knowledge in JavaScript helped write the code that would be necessary to control the moving parts. I mainly focused on researching ways to my coffee pot small enough to replace an existing coffee pot. The automating the amount of water needed for a brew was successful and worked great. The water container was also designed to look ascetically pleasing. I am satisfied with being able to control the water required for a fresh pot of coffee and with the overall look of the project. Being able to remotely control the machine along with its pleasant design is a great accomplishment so far. I plan on designing and implementing a coffee grind dispenser to truly automate the entire coffee brewing process.
    Keywords: Coffee, Smart Coffee Machine, Automation, Programming

    Presentation
    Video 1, Video 2
    Brochure
    Resume (DOCX), Resume (RTF), Resume (PDF)
    Contact Email - jose_garciamacias AT mymail.eku.edu
    Jose's capstone link


  • Aaron K. CompTIA IT Fundamentals, Outstanding Network Security & Electronics (NET) Senior, Second highest NET dept. exit exam score 2017-18
    qrcode for Aaron K's NET Capstone Project

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    Arduino Based Power Meter
    The purpose of this project was to create a circuit which could read the load voltage and current from a device and properly present the data through three different methods: through a directly attached display that would present the voltage, current, power, and energy used by any load measured; through data being written on an SD card that could then be used to construct graphs in popular spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel; and remotely by transmitting the measured values over Ethernet to a Google Sheets file that would automatically update as new data is received, all using the Arduino platform. My primary purpose for this project was to create a circuit that could be used to test the indicated voltage and current values of a device and be able to easily read this information in a variety of ways and be able to understand the various properties of a devices voltage and current draw. The secondary purpose was to expand my understanding of Arduino programming and to learn how to properly communicate with online services like Google without requiring human input (hitting keys on a keyboard or mouse). For the draft version of this the results for the first core have met my expectations and have allowed me a way to properly read a load's voltage and current as well as take the data and create graphs in Microsoft Excel pulled from a SD card.
    Keywords: Electronics, Raspberry PI, Measuring Implement Creation, Data Handling

    Presentation
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    Resume (DOCX), Resume (RTF), Resume (PDF)
    Contact Email - aaronktn AT gmail.com
    Aaron K's capstone link


  • Anthony A.
    qrcode for Anthony A's NET Capstone Project

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    Arduino Soccer Robot
    The issue addressed by this project was to gain more knowledge working with an Arduino microcontroller in building digital devices and interactive objects that can sense and control objects in the physical and digital world. My main purpose was to build a unique soccer robot, using different electronics and hardware components. Throughout this whole semester I gain a lot of practice working with Arduino by completing several labs in my NET 395 class and this lead me to use Arduino for my capstone project. This project will be a great interest for soccer fanatics, and to help others develop similar projects.
    Keywords: Arduino, Drone, Remote Control over WiFi

    Presentation
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    TBA Resume (DOCX), TBA Resume (RTF), TBA Resume (PDF)
    Contact Email - TBA AT TBA
    Anthony A's capstone link


  • Joshua CompTIA IT Fundamentals
    qrcode for Joshua's NET Capstone Project

    Joshua photo
    Range on a Budget
    In this report I take the issue of poor device connectivity at ranges and propose a potential solution. Boost my computer's capability rather than the AP's capability. The system I designed is three-part: Yagi antenna, signal repeater or amplifier, and alfa card. The prototype design yielded significantly higher results than that of the internal network card or standalone antenna.
    Keywords: WiFi, Signal amplifier, signal booster, packet injection, 2.4GHz

    Presentation
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    TBA Resume (DOCX), TBA Resume (RTF), TBA Resume (PDF)
    Contact Email - Joshua_Bakken AT mymail.eku.edu
    Joshua's capstone link


  • Anthony E. CCNA Routing and Switching
    qrcode for Anthony E's NET Capstone Project

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    Seven Layer Server: Web-Server
    The issue addressed by this project was to create and maintain a home-based webserver that contained a website which could serve as a showcase of the skills obtained at Eastern Kentucky University while working towards a degree in Network Security. The goals in taking on this project were to expand skills in dealing with networking and web-based communications as well as to make a professional looking website that might entice future employers with a display of the skills and knowledge developed over the past two years.
    Keywords: Web-Server, Website, VirtualMin, Webmin, Adobe Creative Suite, HTML, HTTPS

    Presentation
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    SevenLayerServer website
    Resume (PDF)
    Contact Email - anthonyellison AT hotmail.com, LinkedIn profile
    Anthony E's capstone link


  • Scott
    qrcode for Scott's NET Capstone Project

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    The Rolling Pi-Duino
    The problem that I'm attempting to solve is version of mobile Wi-Fi hacking that can go unnoticed and can appear as though the auditor/pentester is only playing with a remote controlled car. My proposed solution is to use an Arduino Nano microcontroller and a Raspberry Pi Zero W inside of an off the shelf remote control car that is being controlled and accessed by a Android phone over Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
    Keywords: Auditing, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Android

    Presentation
    Video 1, Video 2
    Brochure
    Resume (DOCX), Resume (RTF), Resume (PDF)
    Contact Email - ira_callahan AT mymail.eku.edu
    Scott's capstone link


  • Amadi CompTIA IT Fundamentals
    qrcode for Amadi's NET Capstone Project

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    Bread Board LED Mobile Phone Detector
    The issue being addressed by this is to understand how antennas work an (RF) waves but also how a phone can be detected without capturing any data. The purpose of the project is to find hidden or lost phones, but also to pick up signal of cell phones that are being used when it is a cellphone free area. A good amount of my time was spent look and searching information on how (RF) waves travel as well as trouble shooting trying to figure out how device can differentiate between calls and texts. The results proved to be quite promising the LED would go off when a mobile device in range would receive a text message of a phone call. My project tended to be a great prototype, but has many bugs and flaws hopefully they can be worked out in the future
    Keywords: (RF) waves, hidden, LED, antennas, call, text, travel, prototype, signal, purpose

    Presentation
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    TBA Resume (DOCX), TBA Resume (RTF), TBA Resume (PDF)
    Contact Email - amadi_fordtrowell AT mymail.eku.edu
    Amadi's capstone link


  • Manny
    qrcode for Manny's NET Capstone Project

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    Retro Arcade Stick
    During the late 70’s and early 80’s the golden age of Arcade Systems was at its peak, with games like Space invaders, Pac-man amongst other arcade blockbusters people line up to play this type of games. With the introduction of gaming consoles in the late 90’s arcades began to lose popularity and by the 2000 became nearly extinct. The purpose of this project is to create a portable arcade stick and emulate retro games using the raspberry pie along the retro-pie operating system. With this project I will attempt to make a game system that can introduce to new generations to the arcade systems. The phase one of the project is to set up the raspberry pi to emulate old games and act as base for the game system. Phase two implements an arcade stick to the game system.
    Keywords: Raspberry Pi, Arcade, Videogame, Emulation, Game System, Retro pi, Operating System

    Presentation
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    Resume (DOCX), Resume (RTF), Resume (PDF)
    Contact Email - semmanuel_hernande4 AT mymail.eku.edu
    Manny's capstone link


  • Aaron H. CompTIA IT Fundamentals
    qrcode for Aaron H's NET Capstone Project

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    Raspberry Pi Security Cameras
    The problem I am addressing with this project is the need for security cameras around one's property. Security cameras can be expensive but with Raspberry pi's it can be a cheap and fun setup to create. This system allows you to monitor anywhere you would like by simply accessing the IP address of each Raspberry Pi. It includes motion activation and night vision so that you do not use up all your hard drive space recording nothing and so that the cameras can see at night. Each camera is fully customizable once logged into the secure website via the IP addresses from each Pi.
    Keywords: Raspberry Pi, Security, Camera, Motion Activation

    Presentation
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    Resume (DOCX), Resume (RTF), Resume (PDF)
    Contact Email - aahubbs AT gmail.com
    Aaron H's capstone link


  • Daniel H. CompTIA IT Fundamentals
    qrcode for Daniel H's NET Capstone Project

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    Garage Pi
    The technical problem being addressed by this project is opening and closing a garage door simply from a phone instead of the manufacturers controls. This would allow you to close or open the door from anywhere you were simply by pressing a button displayed on a webpage on your phone. Along with the ability to open or close the door, the issue of knowing whether the door is open or closed once the house has been left will be addressed by sensors being placed on the garage door itself to track what position it is in. This information also be displayed on the webpage with the open/close button.
    Keywords: Raspberry Pi, Garage Door, Mobile, Sensor

    Presentation
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    TBA Resume (DOCX), TBA Resume (RTF), TBA Resume (PDF)
    Contact Email - Daniel_hubbs2 AT mymail.eku.edu
    Daniel H's capstone link


  • Richard CompTIA IT Fundamentals
    qrcode for Richard's NET Capstone Project

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    Raspberry Pi Personal Cloud Server
    The problem that I have is that I have several devices on my home network and I wanted a way to share and store my files in a personal cloud server, so I can access my files on any of my devices. My proposed solution for this is to build my own cloud server that I have full control over.
    Keywords: Cloud Server, RAID, NextCloud, Raspberry Pi

    Presentation
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    Resume (DOCX), Resume (RTF), Resume (PDF)
    Contact Email - richardidol96 AT gmail.com
    Richard's capstone link


  • Nolan
    qrcode for Nolan's NET Capstone Project

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    ARS/RCB
    Many colleges have networking student workers that they are over paying. Why not use the robotics lab to configure all the switches your university needs? With my Program you can turn your Mitsubishi robot into an Automatic Robotic Switch (ARS)/Router Configuration Builder (RCB). You no longer have to worry that your student worker did not set up SSH, or has let some layer 2 security risk slip though. This program will fully configure a layer 2 and 3 switch leaving you a little extra time to set and stare at the clock until 5.
    Keywords: Spyder, Tinker CAD, Psafe, Mitsubishi CR1-CR8

    Presentation
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    TBA Resume (DOCX), TBA Resume (RTF), TBA Resume (PDF)
    Contact Email - Nolan_kutzman AT mymail.eku.edu
    Nolan's capstone link


  • Amber CompTIA IT Fundamentals
    qrcode for Amber's NET Capstone Project

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    Raspberry Pi Media Server
    The purpose of this project was to create a reliable and affordable way of watching media while using a Raspberry PI. Creating a media server has been something I have wanted to make for a while. I was tired of paying for streaming services where I am not able to pick what is available to me. My primary purpose was to make something reliable and affordable that would allow me to choose what I wanted to watch. I decided to make a media server on a Raspberry Pi, which allows room for many extensions and improvements. The result of the project was very successful in my eyes. This project was a great learning experience and in the end, I made a working media server that is capable of streaming a wide variety of media.
    Keywords: media server, Raspberry Pi, Raspbian​

    Presentation
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    TBA Resume (DOCX), TBA Resume (RTF), TBA Resume (PDF)
    Contact Email - amber_lunsford12 AT mymail.eku.edu
    Amber's capstone link


  • Patrick
    qrcode for Patrick's NET Capstone Project

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    Windows Domain Lab
    The purpose of this project was to create a domain network offering security and extra features for more functionality and better emulation of a real business network. The setup was to have a networks with all clients virtualized with a gateway running PFsense and an IDS such as Snort. It contained essential servers such as DHCP and a DNS server along with each having one domain controller. In addition the network will have some penetration testing done to ensure some basic security The primary OS's include Windows Server 2016, Windows 10, PFsense, and Kali Linux.
    Keywords: VPN, IPS, Snort, Kali, Linux, Windows Server, Server, DHCP, RADIUS, DNS, Security.

    Presentation
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    Resume (DOCX), Resume (RTF), Resume (PDF)
    Contact Email - Patrick_ladd1 AT mymail.eku.edu
    Patrick's capstone link


  • Austin CompTIA IT Fundamentals
    qrcode for Austin's NET Capstone Project

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    Internet of Things Automatic Notification System using Arduino
    The Internet of Things is the next massive wave of innovation in the world of information technology. It will change everything about how humans experience technology in their daily lives. Internet-connected devices will be equipped with sensors and constantly gather data. They will communicate with one another using machine-to-machine (M2M) communication protocols, sharing data without human interference. This will allow connected devices to make decisions based on the data that they gather. Devices will automate many tasks that are considered chores today. Users of the Internet of Things will be able to will things to happen through seamless interactions with their devices. An implementation of such a network will require further advancement in computer technology and security but will provide a new type of intuitive experience that has never been seen before. This begins to seem like a daunting task, but it may be more familiar than one may think. Although advancement is required, it will use the existing Internet architecture and many existing technologies to form a functional device network. My goal for this project is to create a simple IoT automatic notification system that utilizes sensors to notify the user of environment conditions. The purpose of creating this project is to demonstrate the underlying ideas and advantages of the Internet of Things.
    Keywords: Internet of Things, Machine-to-Machine Communication, Sensors

    Presentation
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    TBA Resume (DOCX), TBA Resume (RTF), TBA Resume (PDF)
    Contact Email - austin_mcqueen12 AT mymail.eku.edu
    Austin's capstone link


  • William CompTIA IT Fundamentals
    qrcode for William's NET Capstone Project

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    The EZ-Feeder
    The EZ-Feeder has been a thought of mine for a few years. It wasn't easy, and it challenged my skill set and I needed to expand my knowledge of electronics, carpentry, circuitry, and computing. I utilized a raspberry Pi 3B, with a nema 17 stepper motor and A4988 controller chip. I then wired two 6v batteries in series to power the motor. Lastly, I created a wooden housing compartment for holding all the individual components.
    The EZ-Feeder is designed to be used remotely. Once the pi is powered on and connected to a LAN connection, whether wireless or wired, simply SSH into the pi and execute the code. Once executed the pi will turn the motor the specified number of steps, thus filling the pet(s) bowl.
    Keywords: Raspberry PI, Automation, 3D Printing, Control Over IP

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    TBA Resume (DOCX), TBA Resume (RTF), TBA Resume (PDF)
    Contact Email - William_mello AT mymail.eku.edu
    William's capstone link


  • Alex CompTIA A+ exam completed
    qrcode for Alex's NET Capstone Project

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    The Hunger Master: A Raspberry PI Based Pet Feeder
    The problem I have taken on to fix in one that I am sure that many people all over the world suffer with. This project will service everyone from the elderly and disabled to people who are tired of their pets waking them up every morning to be fed. This project will be used to feed one to three small pets such as cats or small dogs. There is one main unit that houses the power supplies and the speaker for the unit, that unit then breaks out to a control board that can support up to two more feeders. The feeders are configurable, and the user can change how much food will be dispensed, how many times a day the pets will be fed, and what times of the they would like them to be fed. Each unit holds enough food to be able to feed one pet for approximately a week.
    Keywords: Automatic, User Configurable, Easy, Accessible, Convenient

    Presentation
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    Resume (DOCX), Resume (RTF), Resume (PDF)
    Contact Email - alexander_polivch AT mymail.eku.edu
    Alex's capstone link


  • Trevor CompTIA A+ exam completed
    qrcode for Trevor's NET Capstone Project

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    Entertainment Center Respberry PI
    This project is designed to be a cheap and effective retro video and multimedia system. The system is constructed using open-source software and a $40 raspberry pi B. This system is meant for someone who would like to take a nostalgia trip and play classic games from their childhood. Old games can be expensive and take up a lot of room. This system will be small, portable, affordable, and most importantly contain every retro game imaginable. An added feature is the open-source application "Kodi". Kodi formerly XBMC is a media player application that is capable of streaming movies and tv shows.
    Keywords: Raspberry Pi, Kodi, Retropi, Retro

    Presentation
    Video 1, Video 2
    Brochure
    TBA Resume (DOCX), TBA Resume (RTF), TBA Resume (PDF)
    Contact Email - Trevor_shuplinkov1 AT mymail.eku.edu
    Trevor's capstone link


  • Aaron S. CompTIA IT Fundamentals
    qrcode for Aaron S's NET Capstone Project

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    Retro Gaming on Raspberry Pi
    For this project it was understood the content should be both reasonably challenging to work with, but also that it should be something I enjoy doing. For this reason, a simple retro gaming station was selected, made from a Raspberry Pi micro-computer, running the Retro Pie OS. Though it was assumed at the time that setting up a new OS would be simple regardless of previous experience, it was also chosen to add in bits to the project that could suit a given users personal taste, as well as improved the overall quality of the product being created. This involved a fair mixture of computing, electronic, and coding knowledge.
    It should be noted here that despite the lack of any real action outside of the removal of ROM hosting sites by Nintendo and other copyright owners, the downloading of ROM files is currently considered a legal grey area, and that the only safe, legal way to acquire them is by making your own backups. All specificities can be found, covered by Justin Pot in "Is Downloading Retro Video Game ROMs Ever Legal?"
    Keywords: Emulator/Emulation, Retro Pie, Image Burning, ROM

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    Resume (DOCX), Resume (RTF), Resume (PDF)
    Contact Email - Aaron_smith363 AT mymail.eku.edu
    Aaron S's capstone link


  • Jeremy CompTIA A+
    qrcode for Jeremy's NET Capstone Project

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    Conducting Password Audits to Create Better Policies
    The issue this project attempts to solve or further emphasize on is the creation of strong passwords and the policies that set some organizations requirements. This was done by assembling a password cracking machine and running numerous test batches citing differences between character length and password complexity. These tests ultimately lead up to an internal audit of an organizations passwords with a report filed to strengthen the password requirements policy to reduce the time-to-crack on the userbase’s credentials.​
    Keywords: Audits, strong passwords, credentials

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    Resume (DOCX), Resume (RTF), Resume (PDF)
    Contact Email - jsut87 AT gmail.com
    Jeremy's capstone link


  • Caleb CompTIA A+ exam completed
    qrcode for Caleb's NET Capstone Project

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    KnightPi
    The Raspberry Pi is a powerful computer that can be held in the palm of one's hand. Using the Raspberry Pi and a camera attachment, a security camera can be made to protect a dwelling or office-space in the event of suspicious or criminal activity. My motivation came from having a Raspberry Pi I was going to use stolen very early in my project planning phase. I was able to build a security camera using packages and libraries found within the Raspbian Stretch collection.
    Keywords: Raspberry PI, Security, Surveillance

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    Documenting The Great Unknown website
    Resume (PDF)
    Contact - https://www.linkedin.com/in/calebmwallace/
    Caleb's capstone link


  • Kyle CompTIA IT Fundamentals, Highest NET dept. exit exam score 2017-18
    qrcode for Kyle's NET Capstone Project

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    Nerd's-Pi View
    Home security has been a relevant topic since the first shelter was created. We the technological world evolving around us, so too should our security. Apartment-style living can propose a problem when it comes to improving home security. Making major alterations can break rules and even lead to consequences. With the outdoor IP camera solution gone and no way of seeing who is behind the door without peeping through the window, a problem is formed. However, the following report covering the Nerd's-Pi View will aim to eliminate that problem while also supplying a higher level of safety and comfort. Nerd's-Pi View is a low-cost alternative to commercial security systems that holds the potential to become a full-scale home security system.
    Keywords: Raspberry Pi, Home Security, DIY Project, MotionEye, Python

    Presentation
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    Resume (DOCX), Resume (RTF), Resume (PDF)
    Contact Email - kyle_walters16 AT mymail.eku.edu
    Kyle's capstone link


  • James
    qrcode for James's NET Capstone Project

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    Auditing with Pi
    The goal I am working on for this capstone project is to make a small auditing machine that would get rid of my need to carry around a large laptop. This can be used for people wanting a cheap alternative to full blown laptops and desktops. My solution for this is to build a Raspberry Pi 3 and install the free OS Kali Linux that will be used for auditing. This would be done within a budget of $200 and extensions of any price can be added later.
    Keywords: Kali Linux, Metasploit, SSH, Raspberry PI, Auditing

    Presentation
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    Resume (DOCX), Resume (RTF), Resume (PDF)
    Contact Email - james_ward72 AT mymail.eku.edu
    James's capstone link


  • Martin ARRL Amateur Radio Extra Class, KM4HPK
    qrcode for Martin's NET Capstone Project

    Martin photo
    SAR-RPi-APRS:Search and Rescue-Raspberry Pi-Automatic Packet Reporting System
    Search and Rescue (SAR) teams do not have a reliable way to locate each other in the field and this project allows SAR teams to do just that. The use of a Raspberry Pi and Terminal Node Controller (TNC) received GPS packets. These packets were placed onto a map showing the location of the radio that transmitted those packets. The program Xastir was used to display the data on the map on the screen.
    Keywords: APRS (Automatic Packet Reporting System), SAR(Search and Rescue), Raspberry Pi, GPS, Xastir, Amateur Radio

    Presentation
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    Contact Email - KM4HPK AT gmail.com
    Martin's capstone link


  • Class Photo - 2018 Spring/Summer Graduates
    Class Photo - 2018 Spring/Summer Graduates
    Spring/Summer Computer Electronics Programs (BS/AAS) 2018 grads.
    Left to Right: Jeremy, Austin, Daniel, Aaron H., Kyle, Alex, Josh, Martin, Caleb, Scott, Aaron S., Amber, Aaron K, Amadi, Jose
    Spring/Sum. 2018 grad not in photo: Anthony A., Daniel P., William


  • Class Photo - 2018 Fall Graduates
    Class Photo - 2018 Fall Graduates
    Fall Computer Electronics Programs (BS/AAS) 2018 grads.
    Left to Right: Jose, Ricky, Trevor, Nolan, James, Anthony, Patrick
    Fall 2018 grads not in photo: TBA

  • 2018 Capstone Class Photo
    2018 Capstone Class Photo
    Computer Electronics Programs (BS/AAS) 2018 and beyond grads.
    Left to Right: (Front) Aaron K, Kyle, Amadi, Josh
    (standing) Austin, Daniel, Alex, Aaron H., Trevor, Manny, Martin, Ricky, Caleb, Aaron S., James, Anthony, Jeremy, Nolan, Scott, Amber, Patrick, Jose

  • Outstanding Network Security & Electronics (NET) Senior 2017-18
    Aaron K. - Outstanding Senior
    Aaron K.


  • College of Business & Technology (CBT) Dr. Glen Kleine Capstone Winner, NET Senior 2017-18
    Jose - College of Business & Technology NET Presenter
    Jose



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