The EPICS Time Team is engaged in a number of projects throughout the academic year and students have the opportunity to select the one that best fits their interests. A brief description of each project can be found below.
JOSEPH HENRY SCIENTIFIC GROUP
The group makes electromagnetism devices for community education purposes based on the physics principals Professor Joseph Henry discovered when he worked in Princeton University.
Based on Lego NXT and RCX modules, the group is making AI-controlled robots and testing out basic operations like color recognition and line tracking.
3D SCANNER GROUP
The group uses a handheld 3D scanner to extract dimensional information from regular objects and reconstruct them in the software environment, which is very helpful in the applications of replicating and recovering valuable ancient artifacts.
PDPA COMPUTER GROUP
The group operates and maintains a computer with punched tapes as the IO interface, to understand the mechanical and logical design behind it.
HIT & MISS ENGINE
Restoration of a Hit & Miss engine and its application in the ice cream maker.
Restoration of an old factory clock from Trenton and installation of new features like a face and the driving mechanism.
Restoration of the self-playing mechanism of a player piano
Operate an industry-grade CAD software to design diverse objects and construct them in a 3D printer
FORD ENGINE GROUP
Design and demonstrate a prototype of the typical Ford engine in the collaboration with MAE machine shop.