P17421: Robocomposter 2.0


Project Summary Project Information

In an effort funded by Rochester Roots, a local 6th grader named J.J proposed an idea to decompose waste to demonstrate the decomposition process and turn scrap in to fertilizer. The project was initiated in 2015 by an MSD team (16421) that began the fabrication process of an automated composting mechanism.

While the detailed design for the RoboComposter was attempted by a previous MSD team, the team ran out of time and the RoboComposter lacks critical automation components. Throughout the term, the design will be refined and controls will be added to make RoboComposter 1.0 turn into a fully automated composting machine deemed RoboComposter 2.0.

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Photo from P16421

Photo from P16421

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Faculty Guide
Chris Leibfried
Primary Customer
Jan MacDonald, jan@rochesterroots.org
Sponsor (financial support)
Rochester Roots, $500

Team Members

From left to right: Charlie Friedman, John Magure, Emir Ljuca, and Dante Gonzales

From left to right: Charlie Friedman, John Magure, Emir Ljuca, and Dante Gonzales

Member Role Contact
John Maguire EE jvm9628@rit.edu
Emir Ljuca EE el5594@rit.edu
Charlie Friedman ME cjf5489@rit.edu
Dante Gonzales CE dmg9479@rit.edu

Table of Contents


Planning & Execution

Project Photos and Videos

Imagine RIT

Problem Definition

Systems Design

Preliminary Detailed Design

Detailed Design

Build & Test Prep

Subsystem Build & Test

Integrated System Build & Test

Integrated System Build & Test with Customer Demo

Customer Handoff & Final Project Documentation