The Stellar Dish Sun Tracking Solar Cooker is a parabolic solar cooker with sun tracking capabilities and is designed to be low-cost, affordable and efficient. The apparatus can achieve cooking temperatures of approximately 250°C on a typical sunny day at places closer to the equator. The Stellar dish is equipped with a LDR - dependent sun tracking mechanism which allows the dish to locate the sun and adjust its position to provide maximum efficiency. On a cloudy day, the product will promptly switch from LDR sun tracking to sun tracking based on time. To facilitate the tracking motion, the parabolic dish is mounted on a turntable zenith angle rotated by an Arduino-controlled stepper motor.
Undergraduate Engineering students are required to complete a group-based, two-course capstone sequence: ENSC 405W and ENSC 440. Groups form company structures and create an innovative product that potentially acts as a solution to a real-life problem. This collection archives the following assignments: proposal, design specifications, requirements specifications, and proof of concept.
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