Event Title

Temperature Controlled Fan

Location

CSU Ballroom

Start Date

18-4-2016 10:00 AM

End Date

18-4-2016 11:30 AM

Student's Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering and Technology

Student's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Mentor's Name

Puteri Megat Hamari

Mentor's Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering and Technology

Mentor's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Description

As international students living in the dorms, we usually tend to have problems with regulating the temperature in our rooms during winter and summer. This can be complicated when we have A/C or fans in our rooms and with the sudden climate changes. At times our rooms during summer might get too cold, or too hot during winter due to internal building heat, so we decided to program a fan to change its intensity based on the room temperature. Our method to achieve this automation was to increase the fan intensity by 25% for every 10 degree change in temperature. We also decided to turn the fan off when the sensor reads room temperature, around 20 degrees Celsius. We divided our tasks in terms of software, hardware, and actually building the components together. We found that the small fan we used was good enough for a small computer. We also were able to connect the fan via Bluetooth which means we are now able to control the fan with our phone. The larger implication here is that connecting more fans we are able to build a base for them and use them to cool computers and full rooms. This at a larger scale can be implemented inside of computers to be cooled off automatically.

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Apr 18th, 10:00 AM Apr 18th, 11:30 AM

Temperature Controlled Fan

CSU Ballroom

As international students living in the dorms, we usually tend to have problems with regulating the temperature in our rooms during winter and summer. This can be complicated when we have A/C or fans in our rooms and with the sudden climate changes. At times our rooms during summer might get too cold, or too hot during winter due to internal building heat, so we decided to program a fan to change its intensity based on the room temperature. Our method to achieve this automation was to increase the fan intensity by 25% for every 10 degree change in temperature. We also decided to turn the fan off when the sensor reads room temperature, around 20 degrees Celsius. We divided our tasks in terms of software, hardware, and actually building the components together. We found that the small fan we used was good enough for a small computer. We also were able to connect the fan via Bluetooth which means we are now able to control the fan with our phone. The larger implication here is that connecting more fans we are able to build a base for them and use them to cool computers and full rooms. This at a larger scale can be implemented inside of computers to be cooled off automatically.

Recommended Citation

Martinez, Edgardo. "Temperature Controlled Fan." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 18, 2016.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2016/poster-session-A/57