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Crazy Example project idea (Bruce Walker). Here is my crazy cool bizarre idea... I saw this thing, and thought that the usability on it was...So here's what I'm thinking....Let me know if you are interested in my crazy example idea for a project. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Alright, here's an idea. I don't know if there's much to this, but here's a start. I noticed in the women's restroom in the Psych building on the ground floor near the elevators, the paper towel dispenser is TOO high. Everytime I wash my hands, as should everyone else (hopefully), I have to stretch my arm vertically to pull down a small lever above my head for a particular length of paper towel to be ejected/released from the dispenser. In the process, this is where the engineering part comes in, I guess, water begins to RUN down my arm. So, I have get up on my tipie toes, try and level my arm out (horizontally) and pull the lever and rip the paper towel all quick enough to catch the water before it runs down too much of my arm.
Now, besides just lowering the dispenser, do you think there's anything else possible to make this experience a little bit more.. uh..enjoyable?
My name is Brent Louie and I was thinking about doing a project on the Georgia Tech shuttles. I have noticed that the stinger has some serious flaws. Namely that is more often than not takes longer to wait for a stinger than to walk to your next destination. Also the Tech trolley comes more frequently, yet it has no pull cord for the people riding the tolley to tell the driver that they need to get off. Consequently the driver stops at every bus stop even if no one gets on or off. Anyway I thought that this might be interesting to do a project on. I have no one else working with me right now. Feel free to e-mail me
Brent Louie gte088w
I am with the Solar Jackets, the solar car team at Tech. We are currently in the middle of the design phase for our next car, which will be ready for the 2005 race. We need some help in the design of the driver/passenger cockpit. There are many factors to consider, like brake/accel pedal location, steering mechanism type and location, driver/passenger comfort, egress within 10 seconds, etc.
If interested, contact
Nathan Melanson email@example.com
More notes (1/15/2004):
After the TA contacted me, here is some more info:
In the words on the great Strong Bad: DELETED!!
Even though this project is a cool idea, this project is being withdrawn as a possible project idea for this class. I am keeping the idea up, so if anyone wants to help the Solar Jackets with the design of this project in their "spare" time, we would be more than willing to help you out. Solar car racing is more than just racing solar cars. Nathan
I have another idea for a project. Solar car races are cross country events, and we spend a large amount of time out in the middle of nowhere. The 2005 race will start in Mexico, cross the border into the States, cut through the Great Plains, and head into Canada. Besides the solar vehicle, we travel in caravans of multiple vehicles. Many teams bring along a semi as a support vehicle. Different teams use their semi in different ways. One team uses the semi as a spare parts storage trailer. Another team has equipped theirs with a full machine shop. But we (the Solar Jackets) would like to do something different. We want to turn the container into a dorm on wheels. There should be room for 15-20+ people, including sleeping quarters, food storage, utilities (water, electricity, air conditioning),and of course, storage for all the stuff 20+ people will need on the month long journey. So, basically design a mobile living quarters for twenty that would make the Department of Housing drool in envy. :) Contact:
Nathan Melanson firstname.lastname@example.org
I was thinking about looking at SCOTs(Self Check-Out Terminals). I actually worked for NCR for about 3.5 years, and spent about 8 weeks or so (mainly devoted to cable management) on their SCOT where I had to work with HF constantly about what was "easy" and "appealing" for the customer. If anyone is interested in this, or is looking for a group member, I am dire need of a group since I don't know anyone in the class. I am EE senior. Please contact Kevin - gte108w. Thanks.
I had no idea what to think of doing as a project for this class, especially because, being a chemistry major I doubt many of my specific interests would correlate well with others in the class. So instead, I tried to think back to things that I thought were ridiculous and/or annoying that affected me as well as others within the past semester. One thing which seemed particularly ludicrous was the change in the method of getting GT football tickets for the year. Seeing as this affected a large portion of campus, this would be an easy topic to get a opinion survey on as well as advice on improvement and ways that it was improved. We could compare our current system with those of other colleges, etc, etc.
Ticket Project info
This might not be a broad enough subject to do an entire project on, but the BuzzCard system at this school sucks. I can't think of a single advantage of using it over credit cards and/or cash. I'm a junior ME major, if that matters to anybody. Jason Turner gte930v
Names of buildings are sometimes hidden by trees, names of buildings on the official on-line campus map can be viewed only if a sections zoomed in and does not have a printable version that indicates what building names are. The lot map provided by parking on their website is difficult to read.
The new number for parking lots was done to help way finding, “E” lots are supposed to be on the east-side, “W” on the west-side, and various numbering schemes were discussed in a parking & transportation advisory committee meeting to designate north vs. south campus.
How do people know where Stinger busses will take them (especially if construction blocks their normal route)? Perhaps maps at stops or inside the Stingers would be helpful.
Automobile Interior setups
Had an idea, but scrapped it for an another group.
Sung Jin Paik
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