|Project Summary||Project Information|
With the integration of tricycles into the cycling market, a greater range of riders are able to enjoy the benefits that riding has to offer. Specifically, those who struggle maintaining balance on a conventional bicycle can exploit the more stable dynamics of a tricycle. However, these individuals may have limitations regarding self and/or motor control. This can result in losing control of the tricycle or unintentionally riding into a dangerous situation. In most cases, the rider is accompanied or supervised by a guardian while riding the tricycle. Therefore, allowing the guardian to prevent the rider from entering these dangerous scenarios would be very advantageous to both parties.
The aim of this project is to provide a low-cost solution to grant the guardian this control over the rider. The system shall provide the ability to stop and/or slow the rider upon a wireless command from the guardian. Finally, the project will be developed in order to integrate into the customer's specific tricycle.
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Team "Safe Stop": Nicholas Jederlinic (EE), Eli Laramie (EE), Steven Reuter (ME), Justin Kon (EE), Gabriel Smith (CE)
|Steven Reuter||Mechanical Engineer||Project Managerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Justin Kon||Electrical Engineer||Purchasingemail@example.com|
|Eli Laramie||Electrical Engineer||Lead Integration Engineerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Nicholas Jederlinic||Electrical Engineer||Facilitatoremail@example.com|
|Gabriel Smith||Computer Engineer||Communicationsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|MSD I||MSD II|
Work Breakdown: By Topic
|Project Management||Design Tools||Design Documentation||Validation||Presentation & Dissemination|
AcknowledgementsThe team would like to thank our primary sponsor the Simone Center for their guidance and financial support of the project. In addition, we thank our customer for bringing the project to RIT through the Idea Labs program and MSD office.
The braking system was also made possible with the guidance from Louis Beato, Dr. Elizabeth DeBartolo, the RIT Machine Shop, and the numerous professors who shared their knowledge and passion for engineering with the team members during their time at RIT.