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.
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.
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.
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.
Description: Details of this project are not being released at this time due to intellectual property issues and potential patent submissions.