The Stephen B. Luce Library was transformed into a showroom of cleverly designed rovers on April 20, as seniors from the Mechanical Engineering Design 2 course presented their capstone projects to the College community.
Students worked in teams to research the design of a rover prototype; develop and assemble the gears and other parts using 3-D printing; ensure the mechanical connectivity would allow the rover to properly move and function; and conduct performance tests. College faculty, staff and students vote for the best design.
Seniors in the Company 10 Mate Rov team included Liam Gerrity, Robert Bailey, David Galarza, and Brian Calhoun. “This was an amazing time to design and build. Although we hit many roadblocks along the way, we are very happy with the outcome,” said Liam Gerrity, who completed an internship with the town of Greenberg, in Westchester, NY and will work as one of the town’s engineers after graduation in May.
Other engineering design rover projects were the Thresher ROV project with team members Victoria Feeney, Andreina De La Cruz, Liam Hughes, Matthew Seganti and Ken Gjoni.
View photos of the design competition here.