Previous Capstone Projects

Blendtec is best known for producing blend-ers that blend some of the toughest of items; IPads, bowling balls, and bricks. To ensure that each blender meets high standards, Blendtec blenders and jars are vigorously tested in the Torture Chamber, a room dedi-cated to the endurance testing of their...
The Society of Automotive Engineers Supermileage Competition and the Shell Eco-marathon Competi-tion both provide the excellent opportunity for stu-dents to grow in the aims of BYU by engaging them in a period of intense development of a high-mileage prototype vehicle. Ira & Mary Lou Fulton and...
The BYU Department of Mechanical Engi-neering sponsored for the first time a previ-ously volunteer-based mars rover design team. The team will compete in the University Rover Challenge held by the Mars Society near Hanksville, Utah from 29th-31st May. The intent is to develop a robotic field assis-...
Cube satellites are becoming increasingly popular among researchers and universities worldwide. These satellites are 10 cm cubes that are launched into low Earth orbit. The biggest challenge is getting them into space. These cube satellites are typically secondary payloads on larger rockets, and...
The Air Force Research Lab sponsored 17 universities, including BYU, to compete in a design competition held on Eglin Air Force base in Florida. The goal was to design and build a device to allow Special Tactics Airmen to easily maneuver the battlefield terrain obstacles that are encountered in...
L-3 Communications manufactures antennae used on ships and airplanes which are designed to maintain a constant connection with a long-ranged, fixed point. They asked Team Axis to design and build a test system for these antennae which would prove their constant, long-range accuracy. The current...
BD Medical produces millions of syringes per week. Currently, operators manually perform time consuming visual inspections and force measurements on their syringes. BD Medical sponsored Capstone Team 5 to design and build a robust automated syringe inspection machine (ASIM). The ASIM will...
Jershon Inc. is a company that manufactures automatic ladder levelers which have attached to extension ladders for many years. The current leveler comes as an after-market add-on feature that attaches to type I-AA extension ladders. When the ladder is placed on uneven ground the leveler quickly and...
Our sponsor, T.D. Williamson (TDW), is a company dedicated to pipeline equipment and services. They provide “hot tapping and plugging, pipeline cleaning, geometry and [Magnetic Flux Leakage (MFL)] inspection, pigging and non-tethered plugging pig technology services for any pressurized pipeline...
The Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology and the BYU Mechanical Engineering Department sponsored this year’s SAE Baja team. The SAE Baja competition challenges engineering students from around the country to design and build an off-road Baja car. Emphasis is placed on durability over...

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