Mechanical 16 - the Fishbox


Student Team: Tabeel Jacob, Will Kurtz, George Dickinson, Sam Cutler
Advisor: Tait Carroll
Sponsoring Organization: Spokane Tribe of Indians Lake Roosevelt Fisheries Program
Liaison: Brent Nichols

Our team collaborated with the Spokane Tribe of Indians with the project goal of building a machine that can be used to automate the process of monitoring the fish caught from Lake Roosevelt. The Fish Box is a two-year project that will count the number of fish in the creel, identify the kind of fish, and measure weight/length of the fish. Our team, consisting of three mechanical engineers and a computer engineer, designed a feed system, which consists of a centrifugal system which feeds the fish one at a time to the vision system. The vision system is designed to statistically compare the photo of the fish with stored profiles and identify the fish by finding the closest match.

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