Carbon Fiber Snowshoes

For my Mechanical Engineering Senior Project I worked with an awesome team of two in developing a pair of carbon fiber mountaineering snowshoes.  We spent a year designing, building, then testing our creation.  In order to achieve this, we went through many design iterations and refined many skills including:

·         composite layups – carbon vs. fiberglass

·         strength of composite structures

·         Matlab analysis

·         mold-making

·         solid modeling (we used SolidWorks throughout)

·         sheet metal manufacturing and machining

·         product design

·         design thinking

·         creative confidence

·         iteration of ideas

·         teamwork and effective delegation

·         project pacing

·         materials sourcing

·         field testing