Shipping Container

For this project, I was tasked with creating a closing door mechanism for a standard-sized shipping container. The first step in this process was to calculate what lengths the arms of the door have to be in order for the door to be flush with the side in the closed position, and flush with the […]

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3 Axis Mechanism–Claw Machine

For the culminating project of my junior year at BU, my group and I designed a claw machine which uses a series of motors and an electromagnetic solenoid to achieve a fully functional scale-model claw machine. Materials We designed the claw machine to have an aluminum frame, with acrylic panes as walls. We used 80-20 […]

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Four Bar Mechanism

For this project I analyzed the velocity and torque applied by a motor to a system of four bars. To run the analysis, I used SolidWorks. Initially, I analyzed the motion of the bar, and then evaluated the motor torque applied. Below is a plot of the motor torque, after the material was set to […]

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Arduino Controller

For this project, we were tasked with using an Arduino UNO, along with peripheral sensors of our choice, to create an Arduino “controller.” Since Arduinos are versatile for a range of uses from robotics to simple tasks, it is important to become familiar with some applications where Ardiunos can be useful. We decided a great […]

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Nichrome Wire Tool

As we continue to learn about simple circuitry, we were tasked with creating a device which used a nichrome wire, which heats up significantly when a current is applied to it. Nichrome is used in many everyday applications, such as a toaster oven. The problem my team set out to solve was creating an ice […]

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Gasket

Gaskets are a necessary component in many mechanical applications. Within a car engine, there are many instances of gaskets used (i.e. head gaskets, valve cover gaskets, etc.). Although modern machining processes can be extremely precise, when machining a surface that is seemingly smooth, there are always surface indentations and imperfections that make it impossible to […]

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Black & Decker Li2000 Screwdriver Disassembly

by Ilyas Nazarov Black & Decker Li2000 Screwdriver Goal: The goal for this project was to disassemble the B&D Li2000 screwdriver in order to gain an understanding of how the internal mechanisms worked, namely the gear assembly within the gear box. During disassembly and reassembly, I also took note of DFMA (Design for Manufacturing and […]

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[In Progress] Invention: No-Slosh Bottle

Below is a description of my current project: The No-Slosh Water Bottle. The initial idea stemmed from discomfort I felt when I would run with a water bottle. Running with a nearly full water bottle felt great, since there was little room for the water inside to slosh around. However, as I drank more water, […]

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