Swing Bike Final Report Part 2

When I started this project, I knew immediately that I wanted to make a swing bike because I had admired them for the past 8 years when I first saw one. Since you can’t buy them, this project seemed like a good excuse to stop being lazy and actually make it! If you didn’t read…
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Swing Bike Update 4/13

I’ve been able to get some cutting done this week, some in the machine shop, some at home with my borrowed hacksaw and angle grinder. I just have 3 more cuts before I’m able to start prepping the tubes for welding, which should get done after my System Dynamics test tomorrow. I also sourced some…
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Swing Bike Update 4/6

Due to obligations outside class and a need to alter my design a bit, progress has fallen back a bit, although still well within range of the buffer time I integrated into my schedule. What I did do this week though is make that change in my design, become familiar with the tools I’ll need…
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Brendan’s Project timeline

Currently, I am still working on the Solidworks model. Once this is done and I receive training on how to weld, I should be good to go to start the project. 3/16 – MIG Welding Workshop 3/16-3/18 – Consult colleagues about desired type of welding (MIG, TIG, etc.). If TIG is desirable, I’ll sign up…
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Brendan’s aspirations

This semester will be my last before graduation, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have aspirations for this semester. Academics wise, my main goal is to finish off my mechanical engineering degree so I have the necessary qualifications to find an engineering job. I am also taking a few biology-inspired ME courses as well, as…
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Bicycle Inner Tube Watchband: Project Report

After a satisfying design process and two days of building it, I have finished my inner tube watchband. So far, it’s turned out a lot better than I thought it would. It’s waterproof, comfortable, looks hip, and upholds the bike aesthetic that I love since I am a cyclist myself. I will detail in this blog…
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