Applications and Implications


Individual assignment:
1. Propose a final project masterpiece that integrates the range of units covered, & answering the below questions.

Individual assignment

This week I will finalize my project feature while including the following guideline:

  • the project should incorporate 2D and 3D design
  • additive and subtractive fabrication processes
  • electronics design and production
  • embedded microcontroller interfacing and programming
  • system integration and packaging
  • Where possible, you should make rather than buy the parts of your project
  • Projects can be separate or joint, but need to show individual mastery of the skills, and be independently operable

  • 1.What will it do?

    A humanitarian project that improves the quality of life through providing a reasonably arrange and storage solution for pills with a reminder.

    2.Who's done what beforehand?

    There are many pills organizer in the market but there are less options with alarm system.

    previous similar projects example of pills organizer in the market

    3.What will you design?

    In my project I will be implementing what I learned from fabacademy, my final project will consist of the following design:

  • 3D design the packaging & the pills organizer.
  • Electronic design the PCB board.
  • 3D design acrylic lid.

  • 4.What materials and components will be used?

    Packaging Materials:

  • 3D printing materials
  • Acrylic
  • Vinyl Sticker

  • Electronic Componenets:

  • atmega328
  • buzzer
  • Tiny RTC I2C Modules
  • Led strip

  • 5.Where will come from?

    Our Lab "FabUAE" provides the materials and components from trusted suppliers.

    6.How much will they cost?

    Packaging Materials:

  • 3D printing materials (PLA filament)= 30 AED
  • Acrylic= 10 AED
  • Vinyl Sticker= 5 AED

  • Electronic Componenets:

  • atmega328= 15 AED
  • Tiny RTC I2C Modules= 26 AED
  • buzzer = 2.50 AED
  • Led strip= 5 AED
  • Other electronic parts = 50 AED

  • Total cost approx. 144 AED around 38$

    7.What parts and systems will be made?

  • The packaging
  • PCB & electronics
  • system Integration

  • 8.What processes will be used?


  • Fusion360 to 3D design the packaging
  • EAGLE to electronic design

  • Fabrications:

  • Roland SRM-20 to Mill the PCB board
  • Ultimaker 3 to 3D printing packaging
  • Universal PLS6MW to Lasercutting the acrylic lid
  • Roland GX-24 to vinylcut the letters on the pills container

  • Programming:

  • Arduino IDE for coding & programming the electronics components

  • 9.What questions need to be answered?

    What are the future improvements?

    Wave Future improvements:

  • Interface to enable users to alter the alarm timing.
  • Add extra containers for (am & pm).
  • Add medicine names in the screen when the alarm work.
  • Add consuming records
  • Add Bluetooth speaker

  • 10.How will it be evaluated?

    The wave project will be evaluated according to the smooth & successful working of the system integration and the overall packaging with the ability of generating the alarm (buzz sound, light blinking & screen notification) within specific timing.