Presentation of the Project Group

Hello everyone

I’m Fabienne Chartier.

In this video, I’m going to introduce you my team for the electronics and electrotechnics project. And then I’m going to present you briefly the main idea of this work.

The first person of the team is Abdelilah Sellami.

Then, there is Mohamed Boukrach.

And finally, this is Julien Potier.

We are all in the second year of a master’s degree in the HELHa school, in Mons.

We are students in industrial engineering in electromechanics, with automatic specialization.

The main idea is to make an automatic hen house. We have decided to split the project into many parts to work easier.

The first part is to realize the automation of the opening and closing of the door of the chicken coop. This realization allows to keep the chickens safe during the night and let them free during the day.

After that, the idea is to automate the food delivery. The user encodes the number of chickens that he gets, and the system calculates the quantity of food to give per day.

And finally, we are going to realize an automatic water distributor. The working is on the basis of two sensors to know the water quantity available for the hens.

If we have still time, we will add units to complete our application.

Normally, we are going to realize the project in the form of model and after that we are going to put in the chicken house in life-size.

Thanks for watching this video, see you later.

Craft brewery: libraries

Brewery – Dead link

New link : Libraries

Hello everybody, I am Arthur Renard and for my electronics project I will present yourseelf our differents libraries.

The different libraries that I am going to speak about are the one we used for programming our raspberry pi.

At the beginning we had to install raspbian on our raspberry. For this task, we had to create a bootable SD card and we did it with the ApplePi Baker software. When the SD card has been made we put it in the raspberry and we powered the raspberry. Lots of lines appeared at the screen, we wrote sudo raspi-config on the keyboard. Then the interface appeared, from this moment we had to change the language, the QWERTY keyboard to the AZERTY and we changed the password.

Now i’m going to present you the two methods of connexion: SSH and the VNC connexion.

The ssh is used with the terminal of the mac and we had just to know the IP of the raspberry and to write ssh pi@ IP ADRESS. Then it configures itself and now we are able to use the raspberry without screen an keyboard. Only with the mac.

The second method is the vnc, it is able to control the raspberry with the mac. For this step, we had just to install the vncserver on the mac and on the raspberry. After the configuration we can use the rasperry with the mouse and the keyboard of the computer.

Then we need to install the module RPI.GPIO. The module allow an connection between the Raspberry and the breadboard.

We will now install the Apache web server that allows the machine to analyse the requests coming from the user and return the file matching with this request. With Apache we are now able to use HTML contents.

To use our web page we will now have to use PHP contents. PHP is one language that is read and executed directly on the server (the raspberry). After the server send it on the HTML web page.

Now that everything is made we will have to do the code on the raspberry but that is for one other video.

Thank you for listening see you soon!

Team 2 : Automated Board Game : Presentation

Hello everyone,

Here’s our first post regarding our Applied Electronics and Electrotechnics project. First of all, we would like to introduce all the members of our group:

Mathieu Colpin, 2MMEEA

Simon Coulon, 2MMEEA

Antoine Demanet, 2MMEEA

Sebastien Gilis, 2MMEEA

Gaetan Dainotti, 2MMEET

Joachim Yazigi, 2MMEEA

As you can see, our group is mainly composed of students following the specialization in automation while Gaetan is a thermal student.

Before we met at the start of the first year of our master degree, Joachim got his bachelor’s degree in automotive while Gaetan used to work for AW Europe and Toyota Motor Europe before starting their master degree in order to become industrial engineers. The four other members of the group all obtained their bachelor’s degree in industrial sciences.

Right now, we’re all at the same point in our studies as we are in the second and last year of our master degree in electromechanical engineering and all hope to graduate from HELHa next June. Thus, we will work as a team in order to make this project a great experience for us all and try to make it work the best way possible. As a group working together towards the same goal, everyone is willing to reach that main objective and therefore, will try and bring their assets to the table to contribute to the progress of our work.

Some of us are more experienced than others working with Arduino and Raspberry so our first two labs definitely helped some trying to get more acquainted with the way we should use those two technologies.

Our first idea, for our project, is to automate the flow of a board game based on dices. The application would then be able to move the gaming plate in the right spot (in front the right player at the right time), count the scores of the dices and display them on a screen or a smartphone. We will give you more insights and details later with our next posts and videos.

Here you can find the first video quickly presenting our team and our project : Automated Board Game

See you,

Automatic chiken house

Hello everyone!

We are five future engineers at the HELHa (Haute Ecole Louvain en Hainaut). We are all student in Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering, electromechanics specialization, mechanical option. As part of our course on applied electronics and electrotechnics, we are going to work together about an important project for our last year. The theme is “Sensors and actuators”.

But before that, we will introduce the different members of the team.

  • The first member is Alexandre Baeyens. He is dynamic, conscientious and easy to live. He has a lot of empathy so he can handle most of the conflicts and bring some peace in the spirits. He has some skills in programming even if he isn’t a specialist. Furthermore he has already worked on an automated chicken house on his first year of studies. He can bring some experiences about what has worked and what we must avoid on the conception.
  • The second member is Thomas Delaunoy. He thinks that he can bring some original ideas in this project. He has good personal skills in informatics, English and management. He considers him as a meticulous, diligent and curious person. He isn’t afraid to resolve issues on this project but he hopes that he will develop his technical and relational skills
  • The third member is David Hainaut. He is the spokesman of the team. He is creative and inventive. Nevertheless he remains rational. Furthermore he is a person who can take a critical look. For the project he can bring his knowledge about chickens and chicken houses because he owns one at his family farm.
  • The fourth member of the team is Florian Scieur. He is dynamic, skillful and motivated. He wants to become an industrial engineer because he likes innovation. During his internship, he leads a multidisciplinary working group to realize his project: risks analysis of ARIANE Project. That’s why he can manage the team of project. He has some skills in sensors-actuators thanks to his first year in industrial engineering.
  • The fifth is Bertrand Van Wymeersch. His role of this project is to plan meetings and write meeting minutes on the different steps of project. He will ensure the progress of the project. He can take part in practical aspects because he isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty. He has an aptitude for summarizing information. He works efficiently and effectively.

Secured and automated front door

Hi. Here is a first introduction to our team and a first video presenting what we would like to develop during the next months.

  • Thomas Anzilao: Hi, my name is Thomas Anzilao and I’m currently a student in Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering at the HELha college with a specialization in building engineering. Even if I’m not very attracted in electronics and programming I’m very excited about this work. Indeed, doing a project from beginning to end in group is very interested because it allows me to learn new things and new skills by myself.
  • Sébastien Centulio: I’m Sébastien Centulio and I’m 24 years old. I live in Mons, Belgium. I want to become an industrial engineer specialized in electro-mechanics. I like playing video games and am a leader of a e-sport team. I’m also a scoutmaster and a rugby coach.
  • Tristan Lamesch: I am 22 and I am studying Electromechanical engineering with a specialization in Mechanics. I like automation, programming and playing video games during my free time. I am also a football fan and like car races. I did my internship in Tennessee, USA, which was a wonderful experience. There I studied high frequency vibration for a predictive maintenance company.
  • Magali Maurcot: I am Magali Maurcot and I am 22 years old. This year should be my final year in engineering. I choose to specialise in building engineering. I am quite an adventurer. Indeed, I love to travel and to discover new places. I did my internships in England and in Qatar but I also travel a lot with my family. As the only girl of the class, I wish the feminine touch with a different approach could be a positive element for the team. I am very happy and proud to take part of this project. Bringing our ideas to a concrete and complete design is for me really exciting
  • Robin Thomas: My name is Robin THOMAS, I have been studying industrial engineering at the “Haute Ecole Louvain en Hainaut”, focused on electro-mechanical engineering for the last five years. In addition to my academic achievements, I have a well-rounded personality developed through years of leadership services to the Boys Scouts of Belgium and a habit of pushing myself through my many outdoors activities. I developed a passion for climbing and mountaineering since I was 13-year-old but was too young at the time for mountaineering, and I therefore started climbing in an indoor and outdoor climbing club.

During the next months, we will present you the progress oproject for the Applied Electronics and Electrotechnics course. Thank you for following us.