Project for Component Design Course at the University of Colorado Boulder
January 2015 - May 2015
As a part of the Component Design course at CU Boulder, students form teams and create a vehicle powered by a cordless drill. We used the concepts we learned in class to analyze our designs to ensure they would be safe. Each semester, there are different design challenges each vehicle must meet. In Spring 2015, the vehicle had to either: have at least 3 custom designed and machined components; contain as few parts as possible with no parts custom machined; or be as creative as possible with no parts custom machined. At the end of the course, all teams compete in a hill climb challenge, with the fastest vehicle winning.
My team and I chose the Creativity Challenge for our design challenge. We all had experience machining custom parts, and wanted to attempt to use only standard and simply modified components in our design.
I was the Project Manager for my team of three other Mechanical Engineering students. I kept track of the schedule and deadlines, maintained the Bill of Materials, and kept the project budget. I also assisted in the design of drive system and triggering mechanism.