The Totino-Grace Engineering Institute Capstone Exhibition provides E3 students an opportunity to publicly share the culmination of their senior capstone projects and the extensive work conducted throughout the summer and first semester. Traditionally, the Capstone Exhibition is held at Totino-Grace. As the event cannot take place on campus due to pandemic restrictions, recorded presentations from this year's senior cohort can be found below.
WashAgain — Jess Glamm & Sammi Schutz
The WashAgain is a shower and filtration system that is recreatable in Haiti. It improves upon the current system in place for showering by decreasing waste and improving cleanliness.
The Goal in One — Andrea Carlson & Sarah Ellis
The Goal in One is a multi-sport goal that conveniently adjusts to three different sport regulation sizes. The variety of sizes allows the user to save space and money by investing in just one goal while still having the ability to participate in a wide range of activities.
The Safe Sleep Swaddle — Elizabeth Connolly & Grace Marchek
The Safe Sleep Swaddle is a Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) detection device that allows parents to safely monitor their infant's sleep. The device has sensors to detect breathing, pulse, and temperature irregularities.
Boot Blower XP — Jake Prochniak & Xavier Savard
The Boot Blower XP is a soccer cleat drying device. The device allows for soccer cleats to be dried in an amount of time that prevents odors and discomfort.
Pock-It Lock-It — Ebenezer Araya & Martin Ngaima
The Pock-It Lock-It is a combination-less padlock that functions via radio frequency. When the device comes close enough to the padlock, it triggers the lock to open. A simple press of a button locks the padlock.
The Invisible Dog Leash — Chris Lamps & Liam Vance
The invisible dog leash is an automatic, portable way to keep a dog near an owner. This product is unique from all other dog limitation devices because not only is not physical, it promotes ease for the owner.
Salt-Water Flashlight — McKenna Matter & Siloam Worku
This flashlight uses saltwater to power the chemical and electrical reactions necessary to produce light. By using a source such as saltwater, people living in areas that lack electricity and are abundant in saltwater are able to use light when necessary.
Backpack Seat Insert — Maria Dehn & Anna Hanson
Our project is a seat insert that converts to a backpack so that students can easily transport it from class to class. It helps to relieve and prevent lower back pain by stabilizing the back, correcting posture, and relieving pressure off the spine.
The Portable Arm Elevator — Lauryn Burnes & Marissa Palermo
The Portable Arm Elevator is a device that aims to assist individuals who experience distal arm weakness in performing daily tasks such as eating, drinking, and brushing their teeth by lifting and lowering the user's arm.
No-slip Headphones — Bryce Erkenbrack & Joe Hinkle
High level athletics often involve music and fast movement, causing headphones to fall off. Our product attaches to the inside of over-ear headphones to prevent movement.
The Gravity Battery — Ali Omar & Chris Ulate
The Gravity Battery is an energy collection, storage, and output device that utilizes gravitational potential energy of a weight and converts the energy into electrical energy. This idea could replace chemical batteries in countries without access to electricity.
Fully Adjustable Step Stool — Katie Etten & Grace Hubbell
We made a step stool that is fully adjustable from 15 inches to 30 inches. The steps and legs can be completely folded up so the entire product can be stored away.
DQ® Blizzard® Crankshaft — Michael Larson, Marcelo Majano & Jedrek Marchiniak
This attachment to a Dairy Queen® blender eliminates the need for a person to work in that spot. It uses a crankshaft type mechanism to mix the cup with the push of a button.
The Ice Ice Bye Bye — Lizzie Holscher & Meredith Jaeger
The Ice Ice Bye Bye is an open-flame ice chipper to be used in outdoor icy conditions. When clearing ice patches on sidewalks, driveways, etc. a user will use the flame as well as force to speed up the process of ice removal.
The Sun Guard — Justus Fagan & Wentao Zhang
The Sun Guard is a wearable device that warns the user when it becomes unsafe for the user to remain in the sun. This allows the user to protect their skin from sunlight when they are outside.
Bluetooth EEG – Alani Brands, Moira Miller & Bree Glynn
The Bluetooth EEG is a wireless voltage monitor contained in an armband intended for hospital use. The system improves upon the current product by increasing patient mobility and convenience.
Adjustable Walker for Stairs – Christopher Thomas & Chad Fox
The Adjustable Walker for Stairs functions as a typical walker with additional adjustable hinges, giving the walker flexibility, to allow users to traverse a flight of stairs. This allows the user to continue to be mobile and tackle the challenge of stairs
The Pet Link – Melissa Varner & Johsua Parent
The Pet Link is a smart dog dish that senses when the water level in the bowl is getting low and sends the owner a text message alert.
The Tennis Pick-Me-Up – Allie Moore & Julia Nichols
The Tennis Pick-Me-Up is an easy and efficient way to pick up those pesky tennis balls that end up scattered throughout the court. By creating a conveyor belt system to achieve the automatic pickup method, the balls are transferred from the court into the basket.
Wheel Well De-icer – Vishal Chandra, Jake White & Noah Presseller
Wheel Well De-icer is a more efficient and effective way to remove and prevent snow and ice buildup in the wheel wells of cars during the winter. An electrically heated wheel well liner automatically detects and melts the snow and ice away.
Smart Cast – Marie Schupanitz & Maddie Schaefer
The Smart Cast is a device that functions as a temporary air cast for a wrist fracture, allowing a patient to monitor their swelling levels and give notifications to a smartphone to keep the patient and doctor updated.
Strong Arm Toolbox – Maxwell Mata & Luke Madson
The Strong Arm Toolbox improves upon the clutter of a typical toolbox with a self-opening design to allow of ease of access to your tools.
Mr. Ice Guy – Evan Spevacek & Nick Jezierski
Mr. Ice Guy prevents ice holes from freezing over while ice fishing. The device agitates the water with an impeller and a motor and is able to spin at varying speeds.
Wearable Turn Signals for Cyclist – George Wust & Jason Haung
Wearable Turn Signals is a safety vest with LED strips on the back that act as turn signals for cyclist. These turn signals are controlled by a mountable control panel on the user handlebars. In addition, the lights blink when bicyclist accelerates quickly mimicking a braking system.
Pedal Powered Strawberry Picker – William Jaeger & Berend Bouwman
Pedal Powered Strawberry Picker is a pedal powered vehicle device that aids in the strawberry picking process. This reduces overall fatigue on the picker as well as increasing the amount strawberries picked in a given time.
Automated Boat Plug – Viktor Gagnon & Davis Branham
Automated Boat Plug is an automatic latching solenoid valve triggered by a water sensor to keep water out of the bilge of a boat. With our implementation of modern technology, we are completing the same purpose of the current boat plug more efficiently.
The Redesigned Shoelace – William Cardinal & Elissa Johnson
The Redesigned Shoelace is a shoelace that helps individuals with motor disability by holding its position while you tie your shoe through the design on the lace and clip mechanism.
S.L.A.P. – Grace Hill
S.L.A.P. is an interactive hockey shooting board that allows for a productive and fun practice session as it holds the shooter accountable and records accuracy. The board is as simple as picking your setting and shooting, it then will track your accuracy for five specific areas on the board.
Lake Conserving Pump Filter – Emily Strand & Meg Schnagl
Lake Conserving Pump and Filter is a product to collect and separate gasoline from lake water after spilling gasoline in the lake when filling up their boat with gas by using a hydrophobic filter. This allows the lakes to stay clean and the user to get their gasoline back for their boats.
Automated Moisture Based Plant Watering System – Cameron Spinner & Skyler Lockwood
The Automated moisture based plant watering system seeks to solve the struggle to keep potted plants alive when people have very busy lives by watering plants based on when the moisture in the soil drops below the desired level.
Recoil Earbuds – Carter Zehr & Charles Olson
The Recoil Earbuds automatically wind up your earbuds into a small container at the push of a button. The device fits in your pocket and provides tangle-free storage.
Stove Stopper – Olivia Killilea & Stephanie Holmgren
Stove Stopper is a device to prevent house fires created on your stovetop. The user sets a timer and the device automatically spins to turn off your burner.
Automated Road Heating System – Sean Chapman & Nathan Zdon
Automated Road Heating System is an inlaid system in the road that heats the road surface. Using simple plumbing tools, the system uses water as a medium to transfer heat through the road surface so any ice on the road will melt away.
RV Dirty Drainage Distiller – Chris Hadzima & Herbert Endeley
RV Dirty Drainage Distiller is designed to filter wastewater from a sink within an RV. This takes the wastewater from an existing sink within the RV and removes the contaminants. This system increases the length of time for which a customer is able to camp off the grid, allowing more freedom while traveling.
Automatic Ice Fishing Jigger – Mitchell Burton & Steven Hand
Automatic Ice Fishing Jigger is an automatic ice fishing jigger. It works in ordinance with Minnesota DNR laws releasing the line when the fish bites and has adjustable jigging patterns.
Amputee Ice Fishing Rod Holder and Mount – Mathew Jordan & Sam Druand
Amputee Ice Fishing Rod Holder is an easier way for anyone with a missing arm to fish. It allows an amputee to jig and reel with his one hand with the assistance of the adjustable rod holder and mount.
The Brake Buddy – Alex Sharp & Parker Jaeger
The Brake Buddy is a light system that has two sets of five lights, each set illuminates consecutively based on the vehicle's deceleration in an attempt to give other drivers more information about the cars on the road.
Cooling Prosthetic Socket – Zachary Kuffel & Thomas Setter
The Cooling Prosthetic Socket is a system implemented into a prosthetic which helps lower the temperature of the residual limb. This solves the problem of discomfort caused by sweating and overheating of the amputee.
The Auto Drip – Michael Kavolak & Reece Wickland
Auto-Drip is a device that plant owners can now use to water any household plant with their desired water output over any desired period of time with customizable settings.
Programmable Bluetooth Metronome – Jimmy Ray & Jack Quigley
The Programmable Bluetooth Metronome is a metronome that has the ability to create programs that will automatically switch from tempo to tempo. It is bluetooth connected to a speaker to help make it a great product for bands and drumlines.
TruTune Automatic Guitar Tuner – Eric Rataczak & Luke Stene
TruTune Automatic Guitar Tuner utilizes a sound sensor and a stepper motor to turn the tuning bolts of a guitar based off of the strings current frequency. When the string is at the proper frequency the motor stops turning and a light turns on.
Self-Sustained Boat Saver – Luke Arndorfer & Jacob Ranning
Self-Sustained Boat Saver will automatically pump rainwater out of a moored boat, all while charging it's own integrated battery with a compact 12v solar panel.
Manual Scissor Lift – Thomas Cormier & Sam Stroh
Manual Scissor is a manual lift system that utilizes scissor arms and a lead screw lift mechanism to lift objects anywhere up to 8 feet high. It is portable (wheeled) and able to be used easily by one person.
The Jamboni – Andrew Swanson & Mac Finn
The Jamboni is a personal zamboni that can supply hot water to resurface an ice rink in order to eliminate the cracked and bumpy ice typically formed with cold water.
Curb the Heat – Isabel Benson & Jackson Solien
Curb the Heat is a box created to control the temperature of items left in a vehicle, such as makeup, food or medicine. The device is battery-powered and coded with an Arduino. The temperature is regulated using peltier devices, a small temperature plate that heats on one side and cools on the other.
Quick Find Arrows – Mark Berger & Zach Clausing
Archers have been losing arrows for thousands of years. Quick-Find Arrows brings archery hunting into the 21st century with a device to track arrows via bluetooth and a smartphone app.
CDN Heated Grip – Ben Cran, Ryan Nguyen & Louis Dobbelmann
CDN Heated Grip is an attachable and detachable grip for a fishing rod that heats the user's hands during cold weather fishing.
Mailox – Saji Fernandes & Patrick Kaiser
Mailox is an automated locking mailbox designed to stay true to the convenience of the mail system while also providing a greater degree of protection from theft. It features a locking mechanism that allows access only to the homeowners and the mail delivery person.
Smart Socket – Katelyn Gasperlin, Lexi Serreyn & Adriana Knox
The Smart Socket is an automatic tightening and loosening prosthetic. Pressure sensors detect a shrunken or swollen limb then activate a stepper motor which tightens or loosens until the ideal pressure of the socket against the limb, as set by the user, has returned.
Lacrosse Shot Recorder – Corbin Halvorson & Matthew Heurung
The Lacrosse Shot Recorder determines the position and speed of a shot with a lacrosse ball using foam and rubber padding for protection and accelerometers for data inputs.
Beat the Heat – Claire Hamilton & Sabrina Kase
Beat the Heat is a system that detects and alerts a parent if a child is forgotten in the car, protecting the child and offering peace of mind to parents.
HUN Robotic Hand System – Thomas Hinnenkamp, Alex Ulate & Chris Nguyen
The HUN Robotic Hand System is a robotic humanoid hand and a wearable controller that allows the robot to mimic the motions of the human hand. The human operator wears a glove controller that signals to the robot, allowing the robot to follow the motions of the human operator.
The Life Defender – Rachel Holmgren & Tori Schrimpf
The Life Defender is a pill dispenser that automatically dispenses three types of pills at a set time every day. The user is able to set the pill quantity and dispense time.
Mailox – Patrick Kaiser & Saji Fernandez
Mailox is a wirelessly locking mailbox that is a cheaper and more user-friendly alternative to normal key and lock solutions.
HeatPro – Logan Konze & Mitch Fox
The HeatPro is a heated GoPro case that aims to help solve cold weather problems with the device such as battery loss, memory loss, and more. It is a simple plug and play system that can be installed on your snowmobile in less than an hour.
Universal Heated Glove Liner – Gavin LeMay & Spencer Krech
The Universal Glove Liner is designated to fit into all gloves to keep your hands comfortable and warm. The electrical heater is controlled with buttons at the fingertips of the glove.
Mel Rolling Bucket – Isabel Lewis & Megan Mullen
The Mel Rolling Bucket is a water transportation system built for developing countries. It purifies water of e.coli using UV Radiation while also providing ease of transportation.
Brake Light Sensor – Luke Lindsay & Collin Matzoll
The Brake Light Sensor warns the driver when their brake lights have gone out. The notification will be displayed on a device in the user's garage.
Pedal Power – Aidan Mahlberg & Jack Kocon
Pedal Power is an electrical generator designed to attach to a bicycle to capture energy while riding.
Patio Pal – Carter Melsha & Jena Forseth
The Patio Pal awning senses the direction of sunlight and moves automatically to create the maximum amount of shade for you and your friends.
Diabetes Screening in Rural India – Andrew Roles & Matt Zastoupil
Diabetes Screening in Rural India is a redesign of the process and implementation of new technologies to make testing for diabetes more efficient at a lower cost.
Spring Scale Fishing Rod Handle – Garrett Ruzichka & Simon Wicks
The Spring Scale Fishing Rod Handle is a fishing rod attachment that encorporates a spring scale to accurately weigh fish up to 15 pounds.
Automated Sorting Machine – Ben Schneider & Alex Holscher
The Automated Sorting Machine can detect differences between four boxes of varying size using light sensing technology. The boxes are sent down a ramp, sorted, and directed to a specific, predetermined section based on size.
Trailer Backup Assist – Nate Schutz & Connor Lafeber
Tailor Backup Assist measures the distances between the back of your trailer and the objects behind it. The distances are then relayed back to the driver of the vehicle to aid in safe and accurate steering.
The Tiny Turbine – Alex Thayer & Matt Boston
The Tiny Turbine is a small turbine that generates electricity as water flows through the water main of a house.
Fall Victim Detection System – Will Thorne & Andrew Johnson
The Fall Victim Detection System utilizes Google's Tensorflow API Artificial Intelligence to detect a user's fall and send an alert for help.
The Lair – Chloe Wallwork & Lauren Scheneman
The Liar is a miniaturized version of a full-sized ladder for use an an residential or office setting. Through the use of a chair, this contracting device can create a full functioning, stable ladder for its user.
Heated Fishing Pole Grip – Louis Dobbelmann & Ben Cran
The portable and adjustable Heated Fishing Pole Grip is a battery-powered device that slips on the handle of a fishing rod, heating the user's hands during cold weather fishing.
Duck Deterrent Device – James Challou & David Welle
The Duck Deterrent Device is a motion-sensing tow winch system that can be permanently put on a dock and left to autonomously keep ducks or other birds away.
Stretcher Assist – Jeff Deisting & Anna Harlan
The Stretcher Assist is a collapsible ramp lets an EMT push a stretcher rather than carry up a small flight of stairs. This will limit the amount of back strength needed to move a patient from their location of injury to the ambulance. The Stretcher Assist was made with both the safety of the patient and the EMT in mind.
Pillowcase Alarm Clock – Ian McCormack & Daniel Porwoll
Many people struggle with sleeping through their alarm clock. This also includes the deaf and hard of hearing, to whom auditory alarms are relatively useless. The Pillowcase Alarm Clock has a wirelessly controlled vibrational alarm system to solve this common issue.
“PiPhrame” Cloud Connected Digital Photo Frame – Louis Barrett & Pierce Pachl
PiPhrame is a variant on today's fairly common digital picture frames. It allows the user to connect to the cloud and display pictures that are taken from their cloud account via Google Drive.
Saving Lives through Cameras – Giles Koski & Luke Narog
This car system is an aftermarket sensor and camera system that can be installed universally to warn drivers of objects behind them. The backup camera has a compatible app that streams the video to a smart phone.
The KIT: Temperature Regulated Insulin Bag – Ryan Jordan & Michael Pettijohn
The Temperature Regulated Insulin Bag is specifically constructed to carry insulin for diabetics. It is a bag that uses a peltier device, fans and portable ice packs to regulate the temperature of the medication and keep it from getting too warm or too cold.
The New Chestament – Collin Erickson & Devon Rodgers
The New Chestament is a button-operated, electric-winch device for weightlifting designed to improve the safety and convenience of the most dangerous weight lifting exercises while opening the door to an activity that many self-conscious people shy away from.
Tip-up Notification – Jaydon Johnson & Logan Sampica
This Tip Up Notification System is an ice-fishing tip-up that has been engineered to send notifications to the user through a smartphone app, thus allowing the user to monitor their lines while in the comfort of their ice-house.
The Squirrel Trap – Nick Hadzima & Nick Scovil
The Squirrel Trap is a new design to traditional mechanical traps. It used super sensitive sensors and a whisper quiet trigger to ensure a more effective way to remove squirrels.
Retractable Earbuds Box – Greg Drayton
The retractable earbuds box is designed to mechanically rewind and store earbuds quickly, neatly and efficiently without tangling the cord.
The Kayak Gauge – Nick Kuharski & Shawn Przybilla
The Kayak Gauge is a device for a kayak that displays the kayaks traveling speed, total distance traveled and water temperature, giving the user important information about the conditions they are paddling in.
The Pill Box – Dylan Dubuque & Ryan Hall
The Pill Box is an automated pill-dispensary system designed to eliminate the need to open a pill bottle every day. It works at the touch of a button and can store many different types of pills.
Mobile Livewell – Ethan Tollefson & Jon Wallace
Mobile Livewell is a livewell for fish that is easily moved with an ATV, UTV, or car without the use of a boat or a trailer. It is meant to be used in remote areas or small bodies of water that boats cannot get into. Our designs of a tank that is able to circulate and oxygenate water and a hard sided steel roofing crate to protect the take and pumps.
Rechargeable Mouse – Alan Kanayinkal & Paul Langsford
Rechargeable Mouse is a computer mouse that recharges itself during use through an inductive charging coil contained in a mouse pad.
Automatic Flute Tuner – Carissa Burnes & Robert McManus
A flute is a highly complex instrument which is not always easy to tune. Automatic Flute Tuner accurately detects the pitch of the flute then autonomously changes the length of the flute, bringing it into perfect pitch.
Golf Trainer – Adam Burk & Justin Mraz
Golf Trainer is a device that displays the projected distance of a golf shot. Our design also reports a reliability percentage based on how well the sensor measured the impulse of the club onto the ball.
Autonomous Minicar – Michael Bonfe, Tommy Bredemus & Ben Jaeger
Autonomous Minicar is a self-driving small scale car that is able to maneuver around obstacles in front and around it. Our textbook size car can turn 360°, move backwards or forwards, or rotate without any human control.
Long Jump Scratch Detector – Izzy Sommers & Megan Zurbay
The Long Jump Scratch Detector uses Lasers and sensors to automatically detect a scratch in the long jump. It can also be used as a training tool to see how badly you scratch or how far you were from scratching.
Brake Safely – Daniel Forbord & Kieran Mueller
Brake Safely is a braking system for vehicles designed to alert motorists that the vehicle in front of them is breaking abruptly through a system of LEDs that light up and flash during hard deceleration.
The Shoe Selector – Kevin Dado & Neal Duong
The Shoe Selector is an insole for a shoe that can help a consumer select the correct running shoe for their foot by giving the user feedback based off of the pressure readings at different areas of their foot while they run, and delivering that information to a smartphone app.
Swing Analyzer – Ryan Cummings & Chris Ratajczak
The Swing Analyzer is a baseball bat that measures the acceleration of your swing and gives you feedback about your performance.
Balancing Bot – Shannon Murphy & Christine Zielinski
The field of robotics requires many devices to adjust to their position. The Balancing Bot is a small board able to balance with assistance from an accelerometer and a gyroscope sensor that is designed for use as a two-wheeled balancing robot.
The New-Matic Engine – Callan Grunwald & Jacob Huber
With the need to lessen our reliance on oil growing every day, the New-Matic Engine is designed as a replacement for combustion engines of all types. Our product is a 3D printed engine that runs completely on compressed air, eliminating the need for combustible fuel.
The Darson Project – Joe Dols & Mike Larson
In today's society we are beginning to see the impact of drones in our military, our delivery system, and agriculture. The Darson Project is a quadcopter that can be flown remotely, and is able to be programmed to fly autonomously.
Code Research Challenge – Louis Burton & Reid Olson
Snake and Pong, two famous video games, were created using the program language pygame and python.
Nirvana – Hlina Araya & Anne Mitchell
Nirvana is a therapy device for people who suffer from anxiety. Our device uses sensors to determine when anxiety levels are high and produces music rhythms through vibrations on the wrist to help calm a person down.
Thermoelectric Cooler – Leo Lewis & Will Rog
The Thermoelectric Cooler is a small portable refrigerator that uses a battery, peltier device and fans to cool the contents without ice or refrigerant.
Kicks for Cleats – Arianna Del Moral & Marie Metz
Soccer players aren’t receiving the proper feedback when they are kicking a soccer ball while practicing their shots. Kick for Cleats helps solve this problem by allowing soccer players to receive instant feedback by telling the user the location and the acceleration of how fast their foot is moving during a kick. This instant feedback will allow players to improve their shots and skills.
Kangaroo Kradle – Lily Conforti & Skyler Paquin
Kangaroo Kradle is an incubator insert for premature babies that simulates being in the womb by producing the mother's heartbeat through vibrations the baby can feel through their bones. It provides a familiar environment for preemies so they can properly develop outside the womb.
The Jeep Extension – Jacob Beltman & Sam Smith
The Jeep Extension is an expansion for the small cargo space available in the trunk of a Jeep Wrangler that both maximizes cargo area and is easy to drive with. It is made of steel plates and square tubes that are welded together and a canvas cover for the extension to protect it from the elements.
Fingerprint Locker – Nick Schutz & Mason Schuler
We created a school locker that can be accessed with a fingerprint instead of a combination lock.
The Magic Cup – Christine Kleszyk & Hunter Lindquist
We have created a thermos with a temperature sensor inside. This sensor reads a range of temperatures of the liquid inside, which then depending on that temperature range, turns an LED within the cup a certain color.
Hefty Hauler – Alli Grodnick & Delaney Finn
The Hefty Hauler is a motorized cart that can carry heavy objects so you don't have to. This automatic cart is controlled by the user in order to get your object where you want it to go.
Focus Chair – Raffi Ferreira & Will Hamilton
We created a chair is to help those with ADHD and Autism. The focus chair will help individuals stay focused and help with hyperactivity. This device can be used in a school or home setting.
Golf on the Go – Alex Proulx & Kourtney Shermoen
Our design is an app that reflects a golf simulator without having to go to an actual indoor simulation. The club records a client’s ball position and force and calculates distance during the swing. This product is the perfect design for golfers to analyze their swing in the same manner as an indoor simulator without the extra time or expense.
Solar Hydrogen Generator – Kyle Nickman & Alex Eisch
We created a clean hydrogen gas generator that uses the power of the sun to generate the energy required to run our generator. A battery and solar panel generate the energy and an ABS capsule with stainless steel plates on the inside generates the gas using a process known as hydrolysis. This technology can be applied in many different fields such as hydrogen vehicles or hydrogen fuel cells and burns cleanly as combustion turns the gas back into water.
Drywall Sander – Mathias Theisen & Andrew Eischeid
The goal of our project is to create a universal sander mount that relieves the workload put in by contractors using sanders. Our sander mount is made to be affordable and easy to use for contractors.
Heated Mirror – Lauryn Collins & Nick Gonzales
We created a mirror that warms up using a heating wire attached to an arduino board. The purpose of the heating wire is to reduce the amount of condensation on the surface of the mirror.
Winter Indoor/Outdoor Aquaponics Greenhouse System – Nick Jacob & Tommy Paal
Our project contains an indoor 300 gallon fish tank that overflows out of a window through an electric water heater to an outdoor winter greenhouse. This greenhouse contains a solid waste removal filter, a compost heat generator, and rafts of plants floating in one foot of water. The water from the greenhouse is then pumped back through the window back to the fish tank.
Concussion Detecting Helmet – Lewis Kidd & Connor Mullen
We created a helmet that will help detect concussions during contact sports by measuring the acceleration of an impact. The use of this helmet will help decrease the severity of head trauma and long term damage.
Float Safely – Sam Ruzynski & Nate Williams
Our project is a small pontoon boat that can be controlled by your mobile device. It detects water depth, and will tell you whether the water is safe for your boat to travel through a channel without wrecking your hull or spinning your prop.
The Rope Grenade – Luke Bonfe & Nick Holtan
The Rope Grenade was designed to fasten a boat to a dock. Instead of tying complicated knots to prevent the boat from floating away, our product provides a quick and easy way to hold the boat in place.
Pulse Sensor Bracelet – Caitlyn Tigner & Abby Palma
We created a bracelet that senses pulse readings and sends the information to an app on an iPhone via bluetooth.
Acceleration Analysis Device – Michael O’Dea & Thomas Ellis
Young track and field athletes often have biomechanical errors in their running technique during a sprint race. This device uses a flex sensor on the back of the athlete's knee to record the angle of the knee throughout the acceleration phase, plotting this data on a graph and revealing whether technical errors are present. This feedback will help athletes to correct errors in their running form, preventing injury and improving performance.
Journey to the Edge of Space – Jens Rataczak
Using a high-altitude weather balloon, a high definition camera will be lifted into the high stratosphere and capture images of the curvature of the earth. Additionally, the balloon's current location and altitude will be transmitted to a computer on the ground so that the path of the flight can be stored and tracked.
Ice Fishing Livewell – Jake Sitarz & John Wander
We created a livewell for ice fishing. Our design constantly circulates water to keep the fish alive and also prevents the water from freezing.
Innovative Mailbox Security System – Adam Vettel & Daniel O’Dea
This project was intended to improve the security of the average mailbox without making accessibility more difficult for the mail carrier or owner. This mailbox is made of polypropylene plastic and its automatic lock is triggered with a smartphone.
Automatic Sun Reflector – Kyle Palermo
When certain sensors and motors are activated, a tarp will roll over a parked car's windshield when it gets too hot outside. This will help preserve the lives of your leather seats and may even save the life of the pet you left in the car when unexpected weather conditions occur.
The Chesk – Abbey Holscher & Rachel Mansun
We have reinvented the student desk to accommodate for a larger work space, incorporating room for a laptop and school materials. Our "Chesk" includes two plexiglass surfaces that swivel in and out. These were attached to a chair that positions students at eye-level with the board, providing them with proper ergonomic structure.
The Weather Window – Sam Olsen & Steven Frisbie
We created a window that has the ability to be wirelessly shut or opened via bluetooth on your phone.
Dorm Caddy – Miranda Nichols & Anna McGrath
Our new and improved dorm caddy solves all inconveniences of using a communal bathroom. The caddy is large enough to fit all that is needed yet compact enough to easily transport and is especially sanitary. This dorm caddy will make college dorm life less stressful and more organized.
Pinewood Derby Tracks Made Modern – Caroline Cotter & Claire Hill
We redesigned the modern pinewood derby track to be more technologically advanced and easier to use. The track is compact, lightweight, and able to time each car automatically with precision and accuracy.
Dog Health Harness – Hannah Gams & Emily Hagen
We have designed a harness for dogs that will allow owners to monitor their dog's health while they cannot be with their pet. The harness will measure the respiratory rate of the dog and alert the owner if it reaches an unhealthy level.
The No Fidget Four Digit (Locker Opener) – Nicole Gagnon & Anna Kinnan
This is a simple solution to students spending too much time trying to open their lockers. Rather than struggling with repeated errors, students will simply press a four digit combination and the locker will automatically unlock.
Leak Detection and Direction System – Stephanie Stoup & Michaela Schmitz
A pump in the ceiling of the school leaks water so we wanted to communicate any leakage to the maintenance crew. The leaking water is redirected to a drain in the ceiling and goes through a water flow sensor which detects any leaking water. We connected the sensor to a bluetooth device which receives a signal that water is leaking and transmits the information to an Android app that continuously updates the status of the pump.