College - Author 1

College of Engineering

Department - Author 1

Electrical Engineering Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Electrical Engineering

College - Author 2

College of Engineering

Department - Author 2

Electrical Engineering Department

Degree - Author 2

BS in Electrical Engineering

College - Author 3

College of Engineering

Department - Author 3

Mechanical Engineering Department

Degree - Author 3

BS in Mechanical Engineering



Primary Advisor

Karla Carichner, College of Engineering, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department


We are M[EE]2 and our project is to redesign Micro-Vu’s metrology computer (the Q16) with modern components and updated firmware. Metrology machines take high precision and high accuracy measurements, and a computer attached to each machine reads out the measurements. We will be redesigning the logic and display circuit boards on the Q16. The ports and communication methods with the machine will stay the same as it must be a drop-in replacement.

The motivation behind the redesign stems from the age of the current design. The current design was created in 1986, and has not had significant modifications since. As technology has improved in the last 30 years, the current design is now expensive, obsolete, and time consuming to fabricate.

The stakeholders include Natalie Lizama (our primary contact with the sponsor), Melinda Ong, Mitchell Aiken, Micro-Vu, Micro-Vu’s consumers, and Karla Carichner. The Micro-Vu sponsor is Zack Reinman. Our faculty advisor is Karla Carichner. Our goal is to successfully deliver a functional design in which its assembly can be further automated and streamlined.