College - Author 1

College of Engineering

Department - Author 1

Computer Engineering Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Computer Engineering



Primary Advisor

Richard Murray, College of Engineering, Electrical Engineering Department


There are numerous electric skylight openers available for purchase for home-use, but the majority of them are remote based, or operated by a wall-unit. Furthermore, these devices are in hard to reach places, so if one were to lose the remote on a remote operated system, the only option is to contact the manufacturer for a new device. As such, my senior project, in collaboration with Colton Sundstrom’s senior project, build upon our existing capstone project in order to allow operation of the Internet of Things (IoT) device over the internet. Our client, Richard Murray, was unsatisfied with the current state of his Velux skylight operator, so we wanted to create an end-product that could allow the operation to be controllable with any of his iOS devices, whether or not he was at home. Furthermore, the end-product should be secure, in that only authorized users could control the device. Since my client deemed that this project is very expansive, this project will also include a setup guide for new students to get the system running on their own environment for further improvements in areas such as scheduling, security, and more expansive features.