• Chainless Challenge 2012

    From the blurb I wrote for the university press release: “Mechanical and aerospace engineering graduate students Nick Badger and Andrew Smith competed in the Parker Hannifin Corporation’s 2012 ‘Chainless Challenge,’ in which students designed and built a human-hydraulic hybrid bicycle. The competition was held April 12-13 in Irvine, Calif. Instead of a direct chain link …

  • Nottingham-Spirk Internship

    I interned at Nottingham-Spirk Design Associates from May to August of 2011.  While there, I worked on various clients’ projects, including (briefly) BTE, Infusion Brands, and Delphinus Medical.  Several of the projects are nearing commercial release, and my responsibilities ranged from very minor conceptual input to ergonomics testing to project lead.  Probably the most noteworthy …

  • Baja SAE – 2011

    My involvement in the the CWRU Baja 2011 car (competition number 62, “Loki”) was much more substantial than it had been in previous years.  Though as manufacturing lead I primarily concentrated my efforts on supervising and coordinating component fabrication, as a senior member of the team I also served as a design consultant, and in …

  • Micro Wind Turbine

      Design-and-build project for MAE 360 at CWRU during the Fall 2010 semester. I designed and manufactured approximately 85-90% of the project. The remaining 10-15% was created by Adam Jones, Bobby Bott, and Greg Miranda. The control architecture was developed by Bobby Bott and Amber Abbott. The entire project was completed in a 3-month timeframe.