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Wiihopp, Jeff Christian, Ben Hoselton, Derek Simon Dec 2011

Wiihopp, Jeff Christian, Ben Hoselton, Derek Simon

Mechanical Engineering

Childhood obesity is becoming a growing problem in the United States. According to the CDC, childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years [7]. It can lead to health problems previously reserved for adults, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. For the team WiiHopp project, we plan to turn a JumpSport mini-trampoline into a controller for the Nintendo Wii console. The hope is to help turn the problem of video games and the laziness surrounding them into an active solution to combat the problem of childhood obesity.

Our goal is to produce an add-on ...


Access|Closure Balloon Catheter Redesign Project, Keenan Bamburg, Yvette Castillo, Elizabeth Eskildsen Dec 2011

Access|Closure Balloon Catheter Redesign Project, Keenan Bamburg, Yvette Castillo, Elizabeth Eskildsen

Mechanical Engineering

No abstract provided.


Engine Simulation And Diagnostic Test Bed: Final Design Report, Jeff Lewis, Cody Scott, Todd Smith Dec 2011

Engine Simulation And Diagnostic Test Bed: Final Design Report, Jeff Lewis, Cody Scott, Todd Smith

Mechanical Engineering

The San Luis Obispo High School Automotive Technology Shop has a 1991 Buick V-6 Engine which uses the OBD-I (On-Board Diagnostics, generation one) standard for diagnostic testing and troubleshooting. In order to expand the capabilities of the Automotive Technology program and allow students to gain first-hand experience troubleshooting older OBD-I engines, the shop has a need for this engine to become part of a diagnostic and troubleshooting test bed. Some of the diagnostic tests the students will perform include checking cylinder pressure, monitoring coolant system temperatures, interpreting error codes from the OBD-I system, and conducting enhanced smog testing. All of ...


Golf Club Quality Control Device, David Mcdermott, Mark Severy Dec 2011

Golf Club Quality Control Device, David Mcdermott, Mark Severy

Mechanical Engineering

No abstract provided.


Wireless Solar-Powered Thermal Imaging Camera, Andy Bonk, Billy Mcvicker, Jacob Richardson Dec 2011

Wireless Solar-Powered Thermal Imaging Camera, Andy Bonk, Billy Mcvicker, Jacob Richardson

Mechanical Engineering

Creation of a mounted wireless self-powered thermal imaging camera system.


Engineering On The Rose Float: Final Project Report, Stephen Boles, Garrett Dong, Peter Hoonhout Nov 2011

Engineering On The Rose Float: Final Project Report, Stephen Boles, Garrett Dong, Peter Hoonhout

Mechanical Engineering

The purpose of this project is to design the simple mechanical movement systems of the 2012 Cal Poly Tournament of Roses Float Parade to prevent failure. Three mechanisms were designed. One of the mechanisms is a tall building that has a superhero and helicopter rotating around the top; it also has the ability to rotate the top 2/3rds of the mechanism to a 90 degree angle to fit under a 16.5 foot bridge. Another mechanism is the cars that look like they are driving on the pod’s road surface via train tracks underneath the surface. The ...


Bevcool, Matthew (Matt) Slette, Ryan Talyat, Camille Sybert Jun 2011

Bevcool, Matthew (Matt) Slette, Ryan Talyat, Camille Sybert

Mechanical Engineering

A consumer product for rapidly cooling canned and bottled beverages.


Pop-A-Wheelie Design Team, Mackenzie Hill, Thuyen Nguyen, Shaun Van't Hul Jun 2011

Pop-A-Wheelie Design Team, Mackenzie Hill, Thuyen Nguyen, Shaun Van't Hul

Mechanical Engineering

The purpose of this report is to illustrate the Pop-a-Wheelie design team’s progression and implementation of a concept in regards to the project sponsored by Break the Barriers (BTB). The Pop-a-Wheelie design team was tasked to design two devices that will be attached onto wheelchairs. The devices should facilitate the independence of user’s ability to pop-a-wheelie and return to an upright position without any assistance. After a list of specifications was agreed upon, the design process initiated. All customer specifications are listed in Objectives section located in Chapter 1: Introduction. A complete engineering specification table can be found ...


Solar Powered Oil Well Site, Jonathan Hyland, Matthew Mastro, Kyle Moore Jun 2011

Solar Powered Oil Well Site, Jonathan Hyland, Matthew Mastro, Kyle Moore

Mechanical Engineering

No abstract provided.


Marauder Marine: Spearfishing Float Design, Kevin Glen, Kyle Lancaster, Andrew Wickham Jun 2011

Marauder Marine: Spearfishing Float Design, Kevin Glen, Kyle Lancaster, Andrew Wickham

Mechanical Engineering

No abstract provided.


Piedras Blancas Light Station Vista Point Improvement Plan, Larissa Heeren, Reuben Juster, Annamarie Usher, John Rossi, Nick Mitchell Jun 2011

Piedras Blancas Light Station Vista Point Improvement Plan, Larissa Heeren, Reuben Juster, Annamarie Usher, John Rossi, Nick Mitchell

Mechanical Engineering

Piedras Blancas Light station Improvement Involved the design of two separate parking lot/vista point plans as well as the creation of a concrete Iron Ranger located near the gift shop on site.


Cal Poly Human Powered Helicopter, Josiah Auer, Eric Behne, Dave Berry, Rebecca Hennings, James Koch, Ian Marquardt, Josiah Mayfield, Sean Miller Jun 2011

Cal Poly Human Powered Helicopter, Josiah Auer, Eric Behne, Dave Berry, Rebecca Hennings, James Koch, Ian Marquardt, Josiah Mayfield, Sean Miller

Mechanical Engineering

The following report encompasses the Cal Poly Human Powered Helicopter team’s efforts during the 2010-2011 academic year. The intention of this project is to further the knowledge of human powered helicopter design and to validate an ideal configuration through experimental tests and analysis.

A. Background

The Sikorsky Prize offered by the American Helicopter Society has been the catalyst for many attempts at Human Powered Helicopter (HPH) flight. The requirement to win the prize is a continuous, human powered flight of more than 60 seconds that stays within a 10 meter square box and reaches an altitude greater than 3 ...


Olympic Bocce Ballers, Steven Erickson, William Haley, Taylor Vaughan Jun 2011

Olympic Bocce Ballers, Steven Erickson, William Haley, Taylor Vaughan

Mechanical Engineering

No abstract provided.