MT 102 Spring 2001
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Section A (Afternoon)
- Mechanically Interactive Playground Equipment
Sara Hill, Addison Mckenzie, Robert Hesse, Steve Mitchell
I'm thinking huge gears that the kids can turn themselves, stationary bicycles that drives a gear train that turns a erry-go-round automatically. Or maybe a huge model of a clock laid out on the playground so kids can see how an simple model clock actually works. All sorts of interactive playground stuff where kids are learning about basic mechanical workings as they play. There's limitless ideas under this broad topic from the simple to the exciting and dangerous!
- Magnetic Suspension Integration System
Denver Wilson, Adam Ranney, Melanie Campo
Either for rebound on a street bike, or for bottoming resistance and increased dampening on an enduro or trail dirt bike
- Applied Research Associates - Tractor Mounted Cone Penetrometer
Ian MacKenzie, Alison Mulholland, David Manning
Compact version can be mounted to the back of a mid to small range tractor, which utilizes a three-point hitch and accessory quick-connect hydraulic leads from the tractor. The needs of the hydraulics would be to operate the five foot piston that pushes any of the different sensors or tips that are used to measure different properties of the soil. With success of this project, my supervisors have already commented on the probability of it becoming a product that would actually be manufactured and become part of their product line.
- Thermal Dynamics Wire Stripper
Dan Leonard, Lee Strobridge, Chris Sulkoski, Jerry Tofferi, James Martin
Sponsored by Ken Isenor of Thermal Dynamics (West Lebanon, NH manufacturer of plasma cutting torches). More info will follow.