engineering - eng tech 2007 senior projects


Engineering Technology

Speedi-Forms
Cool Kids Ventilated Seat Cushion
Luxury Doghouse
Smart Mirror
Lay-Z-Eye
Bright Box
Universal Umbrella Holder
SATPRO

 


 

Speedi-Forms

 

Members
Liz Donahue
Travis Oliver
Chris Poley
Ryan Victory            
Faculty Advisor
Kenneth Cook

Project Description
The team, named Advanced Construction Products Inc., developed forms to be used in pouring cement basement walls. The forms are lightweight and designed using an advanced interlocking attach/detach system, which makes them easy to assemble and maneuver. Made of chemically engineered durable plastic, the forms can withstand the elements and years of heavy use.

 


 

Cool Kids Ventilated Seat Cushion

 

Members
Barbara Armatowicz
Vincent Libbrecht
John Micallef
Faculty Advisor
Kenneth Cook

Project Description
The team Carmel Technologies developed the Cool Kids Ventilated Seat Cushion, which can cool off a child on a hot day. A small blower sends air through a breathable cushion, keeping the child comfortable in hot environments. This product is durable, lightweight, and can be removed easily from the child’s seat for storage.

 


 

Luxury Doghouse

 

Members
Steve Byrd
Tom Castle
Robert Goldsworthy
Blair Teeple
Faculty Advisor
Kenneth Cook

Project Description
The Luxury Doghouse offers a number of features, such as heating, cooling, and monitoring systems, to make one’s pet more comfortable while giving the pet owner peace of mind. The team created the company Pet Dimensions Inc. to create and market the product. Steve Byrd served as director of manufacturing systems, Tom Castle as director of mechanical systems, Robert Goldsworthy as director of electrical systems, and Blair Teeple as director of design and marketing.



 

Smart Mirror

 

Members
Joe Leblanc
Greg Lemanski
Faculty Advisor
Kenneth Cook

Project Description
The Smart Mirror by JAG Optical is a revolutionary automotive accessory that helps drivers to see those problematic blind spots that so often cause accidents while changing lanes. The Smart Mirror also allows the driver to view the vehicles all around the car while reversing into a parking space. In JAG Optical, Joe Leblanc served as vice president of finance and marketing and Greg Lemanski served as vice president of engineering.

 


 

Lay-Z-Eye

 

Members
Kathy Kellogg
Ryan Kidd
Alan Thomas
Faculty Advisor
Kenneth Cook

Project Description
Lay-Z-Eye is a tool that precisely locates studs in order to properly install sheet goods, such as plywood or drywall. This product will save workers countless hours and numerous headaches from holes caused by misplaced fasteners. In the development of this product, Kathy Kellogg worked on research and operations, Ryan Kidd on manufacturing and engineering, and Alan Thomas on marketing and finance.

 


 

Bright Box

 

Members
Mark Alward
Todd Brooks
Greg Pianczk
Faculty Advisor
Kenneth Cook

Project Description
Bright Box is an innovative mailbox design that features a dual lighting system for mailboxes mounted either on the house or on a post at the curb. When the mailbox door is opened, a bright light will shine from the interior of the box, letting residents know there is mail to retrieve. When night falls, the address mounted on the mailbox automatically lights up, revealing a highly visible numbering system. With the flick of a switch, the address can be made to flash, alerting guests to the location of the house. The team, dubbed MGT Illuminations, featured Mark Alward as vice president of marketing, Todd Brooks as vice president of finance, and Greg Pianczk as vice president of engineering.

 


 

Universal Umbrella Holder

 

Members
Ted Rivera
Bryan Smith
Ryan Webster
Faculty Advisor
Kenneth Cook

Project Description
This hinged and bracketed holder for supporting personal umbrellas attaches to the outside wall of either round or rectangular barbeques to protect the griller from rain or sun. The umbrella holder has a top support with a screw-type adjuster that accommodates all types of umbrellas. The whole bracket assembly attaches via another screw-type adjuster on each arm end and balances via a plunger-type screw adjustment. The team’s company, National Grill, featured Ted Rivera as vice president of marketing, Bryan Smith as vice president of engineering, and Ryan Webster as vice president of manufacturing.

 


 

SATPRO

 

Members
Jason Copley
James Fortener
Jaime Hendon
Faculty Advisor
Kenneth Cook

Project Description
The SATPRO, developed by the Triple J Product team, is a device that allows golfers to enjoy music and sports in a convenient package. The self-contained unit is easily retrofitted to most common golf bags by way of an adjustable strap that attaches around the top of the bag. To allow the consumer many methods of listening, the docking stations are custom fit for many of the popular music devices readily available: iPod, XM, and Sirius radio, or a CD player. The rechargeable power supply and amplifier are placed in an available compartment on the consumer’s bag, with wiring connecting the two modules.
The system incorporates two waterproof detachable speakers, which can mount onto the golf cart for courtesy and improved acoustics. The speakers are powered by an amplifier that interfaces the various inputs provided by the consumer.

 



Engineering Technology

Speedi-Forms
Cool Kids Ventilated Seat Cushion
Luxury Doghouse
Smart Mirror
Lay-Z-Eye
Bright Box
Universal Umbrella Holder
SATPRO

 


 

Speedi-Forms

 

Members
Liz Donahue
Travis Oliver
Chris Poley
Ryan Victory            
Faculty Advisor
Kenneth Cook

Project Description
The team, named Advanced Construction Products Inc., developed forms to be used in pouring cement basement walls. The forms are lightweight and designed using an advanced interlocking attach/detach system, which makes them easy to assemble and maneuver. Made of chemically engineered durable plastic, the forms can withstand the elements and years of heavy use.

 


 

Cool Kids Ventilated Seat Cushion

 

Members
Barbara Armatowicz
Vincent Libbrecht
John Micallef
Faculty Advisor
Kenneth Cook

Project Description
The team Carmel Technologies developed the Cool Kids Ventilated Seat Cushion, which can cool off a child on a hot day. A small blower sends air through a breathable cushion, keeping the child comfortable in hot environments. This product is durable, lightweight, and can be removed easily from the child’s seat for storage.

 


 

Luxury Doghouse

 

Members
Steve Byrd
Tom Castle
Robert Goldsworthy
Blair Teeple
Faculty Advisor
Kenneth Cook

Project Description
The Luxury Doghouse offers a number of features, such as heating, cooling, and monitoring systems, to make one’s pet more comfortable while giving the pet owner peace of mind. The team created the company Pet Dimensions Inc. to create and market the product. Steve Byrd served as director of manufacturing systems, Tom Castle as director of mechanical systems, Robert Goldsworthy as director of electrical systems, and Blair Teeple as director of design and marketing.



 

Smart Mirror

 

Members
Joe Leblanc
Greg Lemanski
Faculty Advisor
Kenneth Cook

Project Description
The Smart Mirror by JAG Optical is a revolutionary automotive accessory that helps drivers to see those problematic blind spots that so often cause accidents while changing lanes. The Smart Mirror also allows the driver to view the vehicles all around the car while reversing into a parking space. In JAG Optical, Joe Leblanc served as vice president of finance and marketing and Greg Lemanski served as vice president of engineering.

 


 

Lay-Z-Eye

 

Members
Kathy Kellogg
Ryan Kidd
Alan Thomas
Faculty Advisor
Kenneth Cook

Project Description
Lay-Z-Eye is a tool that precisely locates studs in order to properly install sheet goods, such as plywood or drywall. This product will save workers countless hours and numerous headaches from holes caused by misplaced fasteners. In the development of this product, Kathy Kellogg worked on research and operations, Ryan Kidd on manufacturing and engineering, and Alan Thomas on marketing and finance.

 


 

Bright Box

 

Members
Mark Alward
Todd Brooks
Greg Pianczk
Faculty Advisor
Kenneth Cook

Project Description
Bright Box is an innovative mailbox design that features a dual lighting system for mailboxes mounted either on the house or on a post at the curb. When the mailbox door is opened, a bright light will shine from the interior of the box, letting residents know there is mail to retrieve. When night falls, the address mounted on the mailbox automatically lights up, revealing a highly visible numbering system. With the flick of a switch, the address can be made to flash, alerting guests to the location of the house. The team, dubbed MGT Illuminations, featured Mark Alward as vice president of marketing, Todd Brooks as vice president of finance, and Greg Pianczk as vice president of engineering.

 


 

Universal Umbrella Holder

 

Members
Ted Rivera
Bryan Smith
Ryan Webster
Faculty Advisor
Kenneth Cook

Project Description
This hinged and bracketed holder for supporting personal umbrellas attaches to the outside wall of either round or rectangular barbeques to protect the griller from rain or sun. The umbrella holder has a top support with a screw-type adjuster that accommodates all types of umbrellas. The whole bracket assembly attaches via another screw-type adjuster on each arm end and balances via a plunger-type screw adjustment. The team’s company, National Grill, featured Ted Rivera as vice president of marketing, Bryan Smith as vice president of engineering, and Ryan Webster as vice president of manufacturing.

 


 

SATPRO

 

Members
Jason Copley
James Fortener
Jaime Hendon
Faculty Advisor
Kenneth Cook

Project Description
The SATPRO, developed by the Triple J Product team, is a device that allows golfers to enjoy music and sports in a convenient package. The self-contained unit is easily retrofitted to most common golf bags by way of an adjustable strap that attaches around the top of the bag. To allow the consumer many methods of listening, the docking stations are custom fit for many of the popular music devices readily available: iPod, XM, and Sirius radio, or a CD player. The rechargeable power supply and amplifier are placed in an available compartment on the consumer’s bag, with wiring connecting the two modules.
The system incorporates two waterproof detachable speakers, which can mount onto the golf cart for courtesy and improved acoustics. The speakers are powered by an amplifier that interfaces the various inputs provided by the consumer.