18 Mar '13, 11pm

UC Davis students build coffee can radar project inspired by MIT

UC Davis students build coffee can radar project inspired by MIT

I know 100% originality isn’t a requirement to make it onto Hackaday, as many hacks are in fact based in other hacks, with different modifications and improvements…. But I was under the impression that these Senior Design Projects were supposed to incorporate something new and different. This seemed strikingly familiar to some ham radio experiments from one of my ARRL handbooks. I googled “coffee can radar”, and sure enough, this EXACT setup has been done many times over. Including the sound card based processing. Admittedly, I’ve never attended any EE program, so perhaps I’m mistaken in my understanding of these final projects. It just seems that after all that education your professor would expect more than you finding a completely documented project and assembling it. Unless the focus is on demonstrating a knowledge of assembly and function, not engineering your own sol...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2013/03/18/uc-davis-students-build-co...

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