Successes

think[box] Commemorative Medallions

These chocolate medallions were designed and produced as a fun demonstration for a special event. In the demonstration, the melted chocolate was cast and then rapidly cooled using liquid nitrogen. The molds were vaccuum formed using 3D printed models and food-grade plastic sheets.
Contact:
Benjamin Guengerich, bsg15@case.edu
Raymond Krajci, rdk54@case.edu

Aerodynamic Adhesive

The dimpled surfaces found on golf balls are increase lift and reduce aerodynamic drag of the spinning sphere as it travels through the air. While these effects are well documented in such regimes, the effects of using a dimpled pattern on a spinning bicycle wheel are lesser known. This project investigates the effects of the dimples in the form of an adhesive strip applied to existing smooth-surfaced, deep-section bicycle wheels on the market today.
Contact:
David Takahashi, dkt21@case.edu

Fighting Unicorn Circuit Board

This uniquely-shaped circuit board was fabricated for an FRC robot built by the FIRST robotics team, the Fighting Unicorns, at Hathaway Brown, a women's high school in Shaker Heights.

Kevlar-Reinforced Denim Motorcycle Pants

These motorcycle pants have the look and feel of denim with hidden kevlar panels for added road rash protection when riding on a motorcycle or scooter.
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Geometric Laser-Cut Paper Art

This intricate paper-cut artwork is part of a series titled "A ∪ B" inspired by the laser cutter. Multiple pieces of solid colored poster board were cut with an identical design, and the pieces carefully redistributed and mounted by hand to create a themed series of designs. The visual element was designed to be visually complex while keeping the amount of unique pieces as low as possible.
Contact:
Jared Akerstrom, jakerstr@gmail.com

Climbing Minier Whegs

Climbing Minier Whegs is a smaller version of the Climbing Mini Whegs project in the CWRU Center for Biologically Inspired Robotics. This is a light (62 gram) wall climbing robot that scales smooth surfaces using a novel adhesive modeled after the surface of a gecko's foot. The robot can easily transition 90 degrees from a horizontal to vertical plane because of its unique wheel-legs.
Contact:
William Breckwoldt, williambreckwoldt@gmail.com

Pro2Fit Inspiratory Muscle Trainer

  Inspiratory Muscle Training, or IMT for short, has been around for decades in the medical and sports environments. Pro2Fit is bringing IMT to the masses with a personal device that pairs with your smartphone to provide a fun and motivating workout. The smartphone app and website makes it easy to share results, see how you are doing relative to people like you, and even compete with others. This product has been used by several NBA, NHL, and NFL teams as well as a handful of universities both for research and athletics purposes.

Ken Price Sculpture Replica

This sculpture, sold at Christie's Fine Art Auction house in New York City, was 3D scanned at Christie's warehouse and replicated in medium density polystyrene. Through a computer modeling technique, the 3D data was sliced into 2D shapes, which were machined on the CNC table router and then glued, sanded, coated, and painted.
Contact:
Zachariah Durr, zartdart@gmail.com

Doppler Yoyo

This novel and patent-pending design for an inexpensive 3D printed competition-grade yoyo uses a single material, and achieves a high moment of inertia by changing the geometry in ways that would be impossible without 3D printing. The main difference in this design is the internal variable density rings that would be very difficult to do any other way than 3D printing. By maintaining a high fill density and high resolution, the yoyos are rotationally symmetric with high moments of inertia and mass equal to that of a standard competition grade yoyo, while having a net production cost of less than 20 dollars per yoyo, factoring in everything from the string, to the box, to the bearing.
Contact:
Zach Lerner

Tridente Beach Paddles

A new line of Tridente Beach Paddles were prototyped in think[box]. Emphasizing handmade quality and simple designs, these beach paddles evoke the designer's endless childhood summers on the sunny beaches of Crete playing "Raketes." This superb line of beach paddles will be an homage to "the official sport of summer."
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