Group MT0C-1 – Mech Motion Dynamics™ – Astro Cradle™

Team Members

Jorge Arredondo, Jake Greenwell, Daniel Hoffman, Cooper Holcomb, Sam Jones, Dylan King, Abigail Lopez, Eoin Mahood, Jonathan Ueberschaer Jones, Dylan King, Abigail Lopez, Eoin Mahood, Jonathan Ueberschaer


Render of developed solution

Photo of developed solution

Our client group has presented us with a unique engineering problem, which necessitates a unique engineering solution. Our group’s hedgehog concept is to have a visually appealing and reliable system capable of rotating the astro system in any desired orientation while also supporting the weight of the payload in different configurations. By ensuring the capabilities of the turntable and tilting mechanism that holds the astro system, the object can be presented in any desired orientation while also being visually appealing. Our group was passionate about developing a solution to this difficult problem using our combined experiential knowledge of control/actuator systems and the best practices of efficient mechanical design to deliver the best possible solution to the client. Our group has strived to source materials and components that will fulfil the requirements set by the customer while also ensuring that the items do not exceed the budget outlined by the customer. The majority of the displayed materials that our model consists of have been 3D printed to cut down on overall design costs, and the full-scale model has also been designed with parts and materials that reduce the overall cost to the client. Our unique locking pin system also allows for the system to be locked into any of three orientations when not in controlled use, allowing for less total energy consumption and greatly improving ease of use for end users. Additionally, the control system has also been design with both ease of use and controllability as outlined by the client.

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.