Using a mesmerizing and complex mechanism, we developed an interactive toy that students of all ages can interact with through a phone app called Blynk. The toy consists of four main systems: a steering mechanism, the main chassis, an electronics system, and the drive system … Continue readingThe Creepy Crawler
Best Design Engineering Award Team 3: Krusty Krab Katastrophy Carmen Valverde-Paniagua, James Brand, Andrew Reynolds, Shaotang Wang, The Krabby Patty secret formula has been stolen by plankton! Help Spongebob recover it by retrieving as many patties as he can before Plankton steals them all! Be … Continue readingKrusty Krab Katastrophy (Best Design Engineering Award)
Best Innovation Award Team 17: Pikachu and You Charles Destro, Daniel Luby, Gabriela Campos, Michael Sarzynski, A tablet interactive Pokemon that responds with real world actions from a virtual game. An app controls the toyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s attack moves while battling with an AI opponent or friends. … Continue readingPikachu and You (Best Innovation Award)
Team 20: Dreamwork’s Turbo Wind Up Toy Cannon Cheng, Fatt HonYong, Kara Mcmanus, Kent Tran, The Turbo Wind Up Toy engages young children more than a traditional interactive toy! The idea of building Turbo was inspired by the interactive paper frog toys and the vibrant … Continue readingDreamwork’s Turbo Wind Up Toy
Team 19: Wood-Rat Adam Mesa, Joohee Kang, Oliver Hirsch, Seung-Hyeon Yoo, The Wood-Rat is a wind-up toy that rushes forward when you pull its tail. Wood-Rat is particularly designed for the age range of 3-5 year-old.
Team 18: Knockoutzzz Adam Simko, Gursanam Arora, Katherine Frangos, Samuel Newblom, Inspired by Rock ’em Sock ‘Em ROBOTS, Knockoutz is a handheld fighter who can deliver uppercuts to “knock out” his opponents. Be careful though, after three successful hits to his chest or one solid … Continue readingKnockoutzzz
Team 16: Ã¢â‚¬Å“The SpeedsterÃ¢â‚¬Â Drag Racer Brennan Fagrell, Ian McCampbell, Lewis Smith, Our toy is a drag racer powered by a wind-up motor that shoots a reusable parachute out of the back of the toy after a short period of time, much like a real … Continue readingÃ¢â‚¬Å“The SpeedsterÃ¢â‚¬Â Drag Racer
Inspires Future Engineers Award Team 15: Factory Floor Wars Jesumayomikun Olasubulumi, John Roberts, Sanford Chang, Taylor Tillet, Two players compete with each other to connect their start and end gears first, while trying to jam and dodge their opponent. Two fixed gears are attached on … Continue readingFactory Floor Wars (Inspires Future Engineers Award)
Team 14: Tron Bike Guoxiang Zhao, Chi Zhang, Kyle Dickerson, Shayaan Rauf, The Ã¢â‚¬Å“Tron bikeÃ¢â‚¬Â is a motorized bike bike that will provide user with an exciting playing experience that brings him/her into the Ã¢â‚¬Å“TronÃ¢â‚¬Â story. with a motor and a belt-sprocket system. The bike … Continue readingTron Bike
Team 13: Driving Dory Andrew Logan, David George, Hadley Stuart, Scott Wendholt, Dory is a confused fish who got lost on her way to her friendÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s house. She somehow ended up on land, and now has to drive around and find her way back home. … Continue readingDriving Dory
Team 12: The College Station – Purdue Edition Binghan He, Rakshak Khanna, Russell McIntosh, Timothy Kopera, Keeping tradition alive with your favorite college mascot, this iPhone 5 docking station is the perfect combination of past and present. It allows you to charge your phone and … Continue readingThe College Station – Purdue Edition
Team 11: Fido the Frisbee Eating Dog Bennett Eifrid, Kaitlyn Yancey, Silp Udomthaveedej, Do you like to play Frisbee with dogs? Do you like a challenge? Then Fido the Frisbee Eating Dog is for you! Fido the Frisbee Eating Dog is a two player toy … Continue readingFido the Frisbee Eating Dog
Best Engineering Design Award Team 10: Terex Jonathan VanBuskirk, Jonathan Yau, Eric Flores, Eric Drawbaugh, Terex is a modular learning tool that utilizes discovery to teach the user about sensors and basic controls. The outcome of the overall experience is to develop a learning curve … Continue readingTerex (Best Engineering Design Award)
Team 9: Insanis Cody Geisler, Joel Williamson, Rishi Tandulwadkar, Stephen Shaefer, Insanis is a puzzle that goes beyond ordinary interaction. It seeks curious users to attempt to unlock its secrets. The mechanism backbone creates an intriguing user experience that requires understanding how things interact within … Continue readingInsanis
Team 8: Bomb Ball Anne Kenny, James Elia, Patrick Zeid, Zachary Schultz, The Bomb Ball is an animated and exciting game based on the video game character from the classic Super Mario series. Players of this game twist the key to activate the Bomb Ball … Continue readingBomb Ball
Best Aesthetic Appeal Team 7: Tater the Dancing Truck Charles Boamah, Kathryn Schafer, Nathaly Samper, Every car in Galena, the sweetest town along route 66, has a special talent unique to them. TaterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s specialty is dancing. The toy car designed after the characters in the … Continue readingTater the Dancing Truck (Best Aesthetic Appeal)
Team 6: Minion Arena Julia Penafiel, Telson Erebor, Wenyao Li, Zhentao Ying , This project is based off of the movie Despicable Me. There will be two minions fighting each other. The goal of the game is to knock the other playerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s minion out first.
Team 5: Bugwars Abhay Paropkari, Daniel Marshall, Elliot Conrad, Bugwars is a toy that is geared towards boys from ages 8-12. The Ã¢â‚¬Å“bugÃ¢â‚¬Â is a toy weapon that can be attached to a childÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s wrist and contains a cannon that shoots a rubber tipped projectile … Continue readingBugwars
Team 4: Crazy Fountain Clifton Anderson, Galen Dunbar, William Graves, Zachary Nelson, Crazy fountain is a fun game that combines the concept of skee-ball with Purdue’s own Engineering Fountain. This two person interactive game will challenge its contestants as they compete for the high score.
Best Market Potential Award Team 2: Aporkalypse Shakin’ Bacon Abhinav Bhasin, Kristen Bladwin, Lauren Kretsch, Matthew Sinclair, Aporkalypse: Shakin’ Bacon is a structural board game with elements that are reminiscent of twister and jenga. Players spin a wheel and use the corresponding pieces to build … Continue readingAporkalypse Shakin’ Bacon (Best Market Potential Award)