Model Museum Alarm System Project
This project involved the design, construction, and testing of a microcomputer-controlled alarm system for a model of a museum. The task was to prevent the theft of a jewel. The students built a maze-like building and incorporated several detection devices (touch sensors, light barriers) and traps (closing doors, fall-away floors, and sliding floors). The model was controlled using the Lego Mindstorms Robotics Invention System's RCX microcomputer (the yellow part visible on the photo). The project was part of Physics 106, Engineering Design, taught by Dr. Hiemcke in the spring of 1998. Visible on the photo are students Adam Gallmeyer (top left) and Adam Eisbach (top center).