Natural Language Inputs in 3D Printed Footwear Components
Last year, a capstone team worked with adidas on their line of 3D printed mid-soles. This year's team continued their work to create an understanding of common language used by running footwear consumers and translate this language into the engineering space. The team gathered information about language use from athlete-consumers directly and linked this language to commonly 'found' objects (i.e.: sponges, foam rollers, bouncy balls). The team then designed and printed sample pucks around these consumer findings that are able to be stepped onto to mimic the midsole of a shoe. The capstone team used a software program to change aspects of the shoe, then printed (using UW's Carbon DLS printer) and tested the designs.
Developing a synthetic railbelt power system model
A team of electrical and chemical engineering graduate students on a capstone project focused on developing a synthetic power system model of Alaska’s Railbelt transmission system.
Third annual Boeing capstone
Students earned their wings during a spring quarter capstone project undertaken in partnership with Boeing. Fittingly, they worked on a novel design for a wingtip end cap that was produced using 3D printing.
Students design a rover to help fish
As part of an industry capstone project, engineering students created a rover to inspect sewer pipes and culverts for damage that may prevent fish migration.