College of Engineering Unit:
The aim of this design project is to engineer an active bird deterrent that is visible day or night that will detect an approaching bird and notify the bird of an obstruction prior to a collision. Using readily available micro controllers, AI cameras, and an LED array, the group will design a system that actively monitors the direction and speed of objects within the vicinity of a window. When a critical threshold is triggered (e.g., x speed and y distance to window), the LED array will flash in attempts to prevent a window collision. Unlike existing window coverings which cover the entire window, this device will be inconspicuous and will either mount above the window on the structure or mount to the window via suction cup. In this manner, such devices could be deployed to homes and buildings retroactively.