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Offline megahz

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Science Project
« on: March 30, 2013, 08:42:13 pm »
Well if you didn't notice I am 15 and in High School and next year I am taking a class called Research Methodology. It is required that I do a science project, and I have to submit the name of the project by the end of May, any good suggestions? I want to keep it electronics related because I am going to add it to my resume. I am open to any suggestions!
 

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Re: Science Project
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2013, 09:44:29 pm »
Study the way icebergs melt. Use an acrylic or glass tank fill it with water and put it in front o f black fabric. Through in a cube of ice (6x6x6 inches for example) an take photographs every minute or so.

Edit:
Just realized you want something electronics related only.

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Re: Science Project
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2013, 11:12:29 pm »
Its ok, im open to anything
 

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Re: Science Project
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2013, 12:12:11 am »
Micro quadcopters are pretty popular these days. How about adding some unique hardware to one, like a pulsed laser altimeter? (Like a radar altimeter, except using micro-pulsed IR lasers.)
 

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Re: Science Project
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2013, 12:44:35 am »
or as its research methodology, you could do something that doesn't require too much skill in either field, and make a battery discharger to log both constant current or constant power

in both cases the circuit to apply the load is very simple to make, and as for the actual discharge time, you can either be a little advanced and log the voltage vs time with say a micro's ADC, or simplify it and just set up a basic timer, so when battery voltage drops below "X" volts it stops the timer,

its also going to be something i doubt most students would do so you'll get a bit ahead of the group by doing something different,
 

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Re: Science Project
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2013, 04:41:26 am »
CPU performance vs. temperature? (Use an Intel CPU with Turbo Boost and do not exceed 70C.)
CPU efficiency vs. temperature? (As above but you'll also need a Kill-a-Watt or equivalent.)
Wireless network performance vs. distance?
TV brightness setting vs. power consumption?
Induction motor vs. DC motor efficiency? (Suggested test setup: get a small induction motor and a DC motor of about the same power and RPM rating and a fan blade that would fit both and load them down to about full load. For the most dramatic results, compare a shaded pole motor to a BLDC!)
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