Winter 2010 Projects
topProject 1: Floating Bike Roller System
Sponsor: Garrett Saunders
Team: Greg Nelson, Francisco Avitua, Jesse Meyer, Wayne Nelson, Cody Walk
Description: The floating bike roller system allows a user to ride his or her bicylce indoors. The "floating" aspect of the system refers to the fact that the frame containing the rollers is free to "float" on wheels relative to the outer frame. This feature gives the rider a more realistic riding experience. The system also includes a rack for storing the user's bicycle when not in use.
topProject 2: Variable Geometry Mold
Sponsor: Aaron Schellenberg / BYU-Idaho ME Department
Team: Stephen Staus, Nicholas Hubbard, Ben Decker, Paul Seiter
Description: The variable geometry mold allows a user to create various mold shapes to be used in a vacuum forming process. The mold was created with a field of nails that can be adjusted vertically to form various geometric shapes. Adjustment of the nails is accomplished by driving a helical tool in a vertical milling machine. The variable geometry mold allows a user to create various mold shapes without the need to store multiple molds.
topProject 3: Material Sorter
Sponsor: BYU-Idaho ME Department / ASME Design Competition
Team: Ryan Shaw, Jordon Marquis, Scott Burbank, David Savage
Description: The material sorter was developed for an ASME design competition in which student teams were to design a machine to sort plastic, glass, ferrous metals, and non-ferrous metals. The material sorter needed to be autonomous, meaning that it needed to sort the material without human intervention. The sorter also needed to meet various requirements as outlined in the competition rules, including size restrictions.
topProject 4: Electric Bicycle Kit
Sponsor: Garth Miller / BYU-Idaho ME Department
Team: Timothy Rainsdon, Jason Flamm, Jonathon Cozzens, Michael Evans, Justin Strasser
Description: The electric bicycle kit provides a means of converting a regular bicycle into an electric-power assisted bicycle. The kit, which includes a battery pack and a friction roller drive system, mounts at the back of a bicycle. A primary goal of the project was to develop a kit that would be less expensive than similar kits on the market, and that would, therefore, appeal to a broader range of consumers.
topProject 5: Sensor Pack
Sponsor: JBT Corporation
Team: Nathan Maughan, Charles Folsom, Nicholas Montgomery, Casey Rowland, Ryan Marcroft
Description: Details of this project are not being released at this time due to intellectual property issues and potential patent submissions.