Information Technology student projects

Smart Garden

Student's name: Group: Tran Vinh Nghia, Long Nguyen, Hang Nguyen & Hieu Huynh

Program: Bachelor of Information Technology

Course: Introduction to Computer Systems and Platform Technologies

Year: 2

Smart Garden is a system that monitors the surrounding environment of a tree and visualises the data.

Data on factors such as light, temperatures and moisture is presented by days, months and years in charts and graphs via a dashboard webpage.

To illustrate, figure 1 presents the relationship between four crucial components. Arduino and Raspberry Pi are responsible for controlling and reading the data from various types of sensors. A NodeJS WebServer is responsible for receiving the sensor data Raspberry Pi and sending it to the remote database (a Google sheet). The dashboard website is for data visualisation, which is implemented by HTML, CSS and JS.

Smart Number 4

Student's name: Nhi Tran, Luan Vo, Tuyen Huynh & Bao Vo

Program: Bachelor of Information Technology

Course: Introduction to IT

Year: 1

Inspired by similar creative displays of the floor numbers in Building 2 at RMIT’s Saigon South campus, this project reimagined the large number 4 on the floor of the School of Science & Technology.

The project utilised LEDs, sensors and an Arduino microcontroller to create something unique and representative of the fourth floor.

Bluetooth-Controlled Car

Student's name: Pham Huu Huy, Bui Duc Huy & Nguyen Hoang Hai

Program: Bachelor of Information Technology

Course: Intro to Computer Systems and Platform Technologies

Year: 1

This Bluetooth-controlled car is equipped with two motors, two wheels and a multi-directional ball to move both forward and backward, and turn left and right.

A Bluetooth module HM-10 with Bluetooth 4.0 allows smartphones to connect to the Arduino, which forms the base of the car and houses codes for directing the car.

A user can control the car through an app called BitBlue, which provides an arrow display for directions. For example, when the Arduino receives a signal ‘F’, both wheels move the car forward. Other commands include ‘B’ for backwards, ‘L’ for left and ‘R’ for right.