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Pamela's internship on Ecodesign and Innovation

posted Sep 11, 2017, 6:10 PM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu   [ updated Sep 13, 2017, 10:12 PM ]

Pamela studies Sustainable Development and Ecodesign at University of Montreal. Her internship with SENSORICA focused on a novel approach to innovation for the Matrioshka project.  

The main goal of her study was to demonstrate that using concepts from ecology one can change the perspective on a project or product and generate new functionalities and designs.

To conduct her study, Pamela organized two Innovation / Ecodesign activities
Pamela got the support of SENSORICA and OuiShare affiliates for her internship. At the same time, she brought a very interesting perspective on innovation to SENSORICA and made important contributions to the design efforts of the Matrioshka urban furniture.  




Internship in 3D modeling and 3D printing

posted Dec 12, 2016, 6:39 PM by Sensorica Group

Raza came to SENSORICA in October 2016, to complete his internship for his 3D modeling course. He worked closely with Tibi and Daniel, who provided technical support and integration within the SENSORICA community. Raza's focus was on 3D design for 3D printing, working with two 3D printing technologies, FDM and and DLP. He gained experience while producing a 3D logo for Hopera, a local beer brewer. 

Ethienne takes on a very important role, fundraising

posted Jun 20, 2014, 4:25 PM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu   [ updated Sep 13, 2017, 10:13 PM ]

Ethienne, student at Mcgill in Mechanical Engineering, started a 3 months internship with a very serious mission: help strengthen SENSORICA's foundation for its next growth phase. Ethienne is now coordinating and facilitating different important initiatives that are designed to bring in revenue in the short-term and to increase SENSORICA's capacity:
This internship was paid through the Canada Summer Jobs program. 

Mosquito SS4 new developments

posted May 29, 2014, 9:21 PM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu   [ updated May 29, 2014, 9:21 PM ]

Five brazilian students start their internship within SENSORICA

posted May 16, 2014, 2:37 PM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu   [ updated Aug 1, 2019, 11:41 AM ]

Larissa, Felipe Almeida, Felipe, Fernando and Thiago came all the way from Brazil, through CBIE-BCEI to work with sensoricans on different projects. 

Interns - Summer 2014

Four new students from John Abbott shake SENSORICA

posted Feb 19, 2014, 4:03 PM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu   [ updated Mar 5, 2014, 9:25 AM ]

is again facilitating the internship for four students from John Abbott CEGEP

You can follow their work


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LED Mosquito with PMMA joint-type transducer - Christopher


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EnTech Intern - Catherine


Template - Micheal


Mosquito SS4 - Nicholas

Rodrigo moves on

posted Sep 24, 2013, 9:33 AM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu   [ updated Sep 24, 2013, 9:33 AM ]

Rodrigo is now forced to split his time between his involvement in SENSORICA and another internship he took with another company, as part of his study program here in Canada (he a foreign student is from Brasil). That means that in the following months he will spend most of his time with this company. You can see his with us in his R&D report

Rodrigo will now have the chance to compare the open value network environment with the corporate environment. We're very interested to get his impression after a few months of experience.

Progress in 3 areas

posted Feb 27, 2013, 9:10 PM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu   [ updated Feb 28, 2013, 10:53 AM ]

PMMA fiber constriction

Today, Joel continued the work on the PMMA fiber constriction device. He completed and tested the oven containing an omega-shaped nikel-chromium alloy wire. Previously, Joel wrote the manual for the REX C100 PID temperature controller, which will be used to set up the temperature profiles around the PMMA fiber. See Joel's main document for this project.
The next step is to build holders for the fiber, a mechanism to put the fiber under tension, and a switching mechanism to start heating and to stop heating when the fiber is pulled to a given length. Tibi supervised the work, Jonathan was informed about the electronics needed.

PMMA constriction fabrication device made by Joel

Tape sensor characterization and optimization

Enrique used the setup made by Tibi to characterize and optimize the tape transducer and recorded the first comprehensive data.
The main goal of this experiment was to find the optimal size of the gap (distance between the mirror and the fibers).
The one in 3 out prototype with round glass fiber tip was used. The setup consisted of a green laser coupled to the 125/62.5 MM glass fiber (the in fiber) using a lens. The fiber was hold in place using the reusable ST connector. The
one in 3 out prototype (fiber assembly) was prepared by Tibi before the experiment: PMMA fibers were polished and the glass fiber tip was cleaned with alcohol. The tip of the fiber on the side of laser was freshly cleaved. 

Setup used during this experiment
Setup built by Tibi and Enrique for calibration and characterization.

Acquiring data
Program made by Tibi and used by Enrique for characterization and optimization.

Preliminary data obtained

Chart 4

We are looking for a linear relation between angle (mirror tilt) and gap size. The preliminary data shows that being too far from, or too close to the mirror is not good. There is a sweet spot somewhere in the middle. Open the spreadsheet used for characterization and optimization of the tape transducer. Next week we'll continue exploring this same prototype and evaluate its sensitivity. Tibi needs to modify the LabView program in order to allow faster acquisition and better statistics.

PMMA fiber grooving

Jonathan advised Kevin to designed a new fiber grooving device. He brainstormed with Tibi and Enrique and came up with a brilliant 3D model. Next step is to perfect this design and build a prototype.


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