Successes

Luminance Wearable Technology

The second generation of wearable fashion and technology created by Team Pulse and winner of Best of Show in the 2014 Cleveland Institute of Art In the Dark fashion competition. Luminance improves on the technology of its antecedent, Pulse, by utilizing an accelerometer to capture the model's movement and dynamically translate that data into effects that are either softly shimmering or bold and bright.
Contact:
Raymond Krajci, rdk54@case.edu

Plasma Assisted Fuel Nozzle

This fuel nozzle demonstrates a more efficient way to burn fuel in jet engines. Plasma is used to break apart fuel and air molecules before they are burned, which has the effect of "jump-starting" the combustion reaction, making it safer and more efficient. Promising results were obtained whereby a stable flame was held with 63% less fuel than what is possible with conventional means. This could potentially translate to significant aviation fuel savings.
Contact:
Felipe Gomez del Campo, fxg107@case.edu

EMG Detector Learn-To-Solder Kit

  This novel low-cost, low-power learn-to-solder kit was inspired by an Ingenuity Festival performance project created by CWRU graduate students Daniel Tan and Nathan Makowski. Undergraduate student Dan Dichek collaborated with Daniel and Nathan to transform the concept into a "Learn to Solder" kit used for K-12 outreach. The device measures the electric signals generated by human muscles and displays them on an LED bar graph. Bird Technologies of Solon, OH contributed to and manufactured the final product. Several prototypes were made with the think[box] PCB router.
Contact:
Daniel Dichek, djd103@case.edu
Nathan Makowski , nathan.makowski@case.edu

SoftWorm II Structure

SoftWorm II is a peristaltically-driven robot using a 3D printed mesh for an external structure. Each truss can rotate freely about a pin and there are four degrees of freedom at every intersection. The robot moves by contracting or expanding actuators along the length to simulate the undulation and movement of an earthworm. Students Hillary Bunnelle, Maria Lorkowski, and Ronald Leibach worked on this research project in the CWRU Biologically Inspired Robotics Laboratory.
Contact:
Ronald Leibach, rjl32@case.edu

Hive Workstation Concepts

The Hive Workstation was designed by Daniel Cuffaro, Chair of the Industrial Design Department at the Cleveland Institute of Art. A prototype made in think[box] during the early phases of design helped project partners visualize the design, which has sold nationwide to higher-education institutions and businesses.
Contact:
Daniel Cuffaro, dcuffaro@sbcglobal.net

Ecospinners Fuel Cell Bicycle

EcoSpinners is designing an integrated and programmable electric bike with a proprietary fuel cell range extender. The bike’s power pack is a hybrid of advanced lithium-ion polymer battery and liquid-fueled fuel cell. The critical part of the bike design is a low-cost fuel cell, running on non-polluting and recyclable liquid fuel that allows an increase in range without increasing the cost of the power pack.
Contact:
Jean Zhao, jjz12@case.edu

Direct Liquid Cooled H-Bridge Manifold

This project was an H-bridge to drive a quasi-constant wave solid-state musical tesla coil. John Forcina worked in conjunction with tesla coil legend Steve Ward.
Contact:
John Forcina, forcijo10@gmail.com

Corrugated Material Flammability Experiment

An experiment was conducted to examine the effects of varying corrugation on upward flame spread on thin, solid fuel. The samples for testing were formed on molds laser cut at think[box].  
Contact:
Gabriel Nastac, gcn13@case.edu

Sprāv Shower Meter

Sprāv is a wireless water meter that gives you control of your water and energy consumption. Using a combination of instant feedback and usage tracking, Sprāv gives you the tools to reduce your utility bills as well as your eco-footprint.
Contact:
CJ Valle, cfv6@case.edu

TAG Games

This interactive assessment tool demonstrates a novel approach for assessing an individual's cognitive, fine motor, and working memory skills via tangible interactive games.
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