Thermoforming Machine

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For the past ten weeks, my design class has been building a thermoforming machine from scratch. Thermoforming is a very useful process where a sheet of plastic is heated and draped over a mold, then the air is vacuumed out … Read More

Boxlift Crane

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In my Engineering Design class, we were challenged to build boxlift cranes that could lift 500 pounds at a distance of 28 inches from a central pole. The cranes were to be built with a maximum of 3 pounds of … Read More

MiniStation is Complete!

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After nine hard weeks of work, I completed the MiniStation for QuakeFinder. The MiniStation successfully records and reports Ion Sensor data via a wireless internet connection, and QuakeFinder has decided to order parts for twenty MiniStations! The MiniStation comes with … Read More

Predicting Earthquakes

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This summer, I have been interning at QuakeFinder, the Humanitarian R&D division of Stellar Solutions Inc. For the past 10 years, QuakeFinder has been building and installing stations around the world, in California, Taiwan, Greece, and Chile, in the attempts of … Read More

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