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The Mechanical Engineering Technology & Manufacturing Engineering Technologies (MET2) is supported by the NSF ATE Program Grant, award number 1400610. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

2015 PROJECTS

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This project aims to create an easy to use phone application to aid the visually impaired in navigating a busy world by utilizing a Quick Response reader camera to scan 3D printed QR codes.

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The goal is to design a small, low cost 3D printed Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) kit for high school students nationwide that can be used as a teaching tool for lessons in SolidWorks, Rapid Prototyping, and 3D Printing.

Mission Statement: The goal of this project is to design, manufacture, and test a modular permeameter prototype that can be used for a wide variety of purposes, including contaminant tracer tests, in addition to measuring hydraulic conductivity, which will ultimately offer the U.S. Geological Survey a device with a higher functionality at a lower cost.

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Most houses pull electricity from the grid in the form of 120 volts (V) of alternating current (AC). Most devices in a house run on 12V of direct current (DC), which requires AC to be transformed into DC, resulting in 20 to 40 percent of energy loss. The goal of this project is to research and design a method in which power can be wirelessly transmitted in the form of 12V DC through a house with electrical magnetic waves, which can be delivered to a receiver attached to various devices.

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This team aims to use innovative manufacturing technologies to improve the production, customization, and availability of prosthetic devices for children.

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The goal of this team is to develop an innovative guitar for musicians using state of the art technology and smart phone capabilities. The team will create a guitar that allows the user to modulate sound using an iPhone application.

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The goal is to research the use of advanced techniques and materials, such as Shape Memory Alloys and additive manufacturing, to develop improved space suit components that are easier to use and universal instead of specialized.

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This research project focuses on harvesting energy released through vibrations [mechanical energy]. Using electrical components called “piezos” the team will create a cell phone case to convert vibrations from the normal movement of a cell phone into usable electrical energy.

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The goal of this project is to investigate the possible presence and application of 3D printers aboard U.S. Coast Guard vessels.

Mission Statement: The Wireless E Data team aims to create an inexpensive wearable device that promotes fall safety and awareness in “high-elevation” construction sites.