Group 2 – Chameleon

Team Members

Alex Balaguer, Conor Favret, Ana Jo Fong, Kendall Renfro, Diana Camacho, Nicholas Gonzalez, Caitlin McHugh, Jose Rosa, Jasper Diaz, John Haddad, Neil Owen, Daniel Torrejon


The United States Army currently utilizes a camouflaged net system to conceal their larger vehicles on the battlefield. However, the processes used to deploy and retrieve the camo are energy and time consuming. This project aims to design an innovative product that enhances the existing processes, with a focus on reducing complexity and maximizing camo deployment. Gyropole optimizes the Army’s use of telescoping poles to support the camo. A singular base houses 3 of the preexisting poles on swivel-pivot joints with one pole per joint assembly. These joints allow the poles to be oriented in any direction thanks to its ability to fully rotate and pivot. The design minimizes the number of individual poles that must be placed around the truck, therefore lowering the time needed to bolster the camo while maintaining the organic camouflage shape. The main features of the design are the following: a pivot inserted and epoxy-glued into the base of the pole, a swivel which the pivot is attached to via a clevis pin for 180° rotation, a disk which allows the swivel to rotate 360°, and a hub that houses all the described parts above and fastened onto the base of the design.

Pitch Video

3D Interactive Product Model

The following is an interactive 3D model of the product design. You can view and rotate the product assembly in different orientations and views, including an exploded view to see the various parts that make up the assembly.