MEC 1012 - Design Communication II
Spring-Loaded Camming Device (Nathaniel Kemp, Murphy Barrett)
SLCDs are aid devices used in rock climbing and are placed in cracks with
parallel sides. There are many different designs on the market today so
our goal is to create one that's more user friendly to the climber but doesn't
compromise the device's strength.
A bed design for Jack Brown of Brown Novelty. Jack plans to build the bed
as a surprise for his wife. The design would be a modification of a traditional
design to match Jack's dimensions and to fit the style of the furniture in his
bedroom, based on purchased plans and a photo from a magazine (which Jack's wife
left suggestively lying around the house.)
We are designing a supercharger based on the Roots type blowers that have
been around for many years. Our supercharger will have its own unique design,
but will also follow the basic concept of the Roots type supercharger.
The RC Flying Wing
Camera Platform (Shawn Clement, Michael Thoresen, Nicholas Zimicki-Bowditch,
Eric Hall, George Churchill)
We decided to use a framed structure with a one piece skin with cutouts per
wing. We will be modeling the engine, servos, and control linkages. We may
eventually model, landing gear, camera mount, winglets, propeller, and fuel
GO KART (Tim White, Josh
LeBlanc, Paul Sokolowski, Matt Boyden, Chris Pollard)
We are designing a Go Kart for use off road. It will have independent front
and rear suspension, and a high powered two stroke motor.
(Sean Hesse, Tyrel Ellis)
An idea for an automatic lawn mowing device has come up. We must design the
mower to given specifications. The recharging station must also be designed.
Wood processor designed to speed the process of cutting and splitting
firewood. Our goal is to design complete plans for a wood processor.
AUV - Autonomous
Underwater Vehicle (Aaron Todd, Jason Rowell)
Assisting the ELM Project team
with mechanical concepts and documentation. Concentrating on hull design.
Assisting Bob Hesse’s
ELM Project with the design of an EDM work tank.
To simplify the original design of the Lamborghini doors. We will design
the hinges and a vehicle to demonstrate how the hinge will work. These hinges
cost about $1200, if one was to purchase them, but with our design and some
skill one will be able to manufacture their own for a fraction of the price.
A steering quickener is a device used for motorsports applications where
tight radius turns and quick car control are important. The steering quickener
simply multiplies the angular displacement in steering use producing quicker
car control reaction times.
Our project is focused on designing an automated system for tuning
snowboards. We hope to have sharpening, waxing, and scraping all being
available in our design, with as little human interaction as possible.
D.H. Rig (Aaron Todd,
Tim White, Paul Sokolowski)
We are designing a mountain bike for the purpose of hucking, which is the
act of taking large drops.
A hydroelectric Generator is a machine that uses the motion of a moving
body of water such as a river or brook to create a flow of electrical energy
which is then used to power many appliances and machines used in our everyday
An account of efforts to determine the limits of Autodesk Inventor as an
industrial design tool.
To get a feel for what’s been done in the past,
consider looking through some old project pages. Of course, you should hope to
do better work.
Spring 2004 Projects
Spring 2001 Projects