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  • Salinas, Melvin Gustavo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    The process of milling corn into flour in many rural communities of East Africa has remained a traditional mortar and pestle process for centuries. Milling machines have failed in these communities largely due to poor ...
  • DiMino, John Robert (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    This paper describes the techniques used to fabricate a one meter long, 1/6 scale model of a Small Waterplane Area, Twin Hull (SWATH) Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) that will be used primarily for dynamic seakeeping testing ...
  • Singh, Mukul Kumar (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    It is experimentally known that the flight lengths of random searches by foragers such as honey bees statistically belong to a power law distribution. Optimality of such random searches has been a topic of extensive research ...
  • Clayton, Alexander P (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    For this thesis a small scale vacuum chamber assembly was designed and fabricated. This chamber's purpose is to provide high quality vacuum conditions for a variety of samples. Often these samples are in need of precise ...
  • Dawson, Geoffrey E (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    A compact underwater 3-D imaging system based on the principles of structured light was created for classroom demonstration and laboratory research purposes. The 3-D scanner design was based on research by the Hackengineer ...
  • DiGiovanna, Lia (Lia Rose) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    This study investigates the mechanical properties of drop stitch inflatable structures with specific reference to inflatable stand up paddleboards. A sample of drop stitch material was fabricated and simple beam bending ...
  • Al Hasan, Hisham H (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Leaks in water distribution pipelines result in potentially significant losses of water resources and energy. The detection of such leaks is crucial for effective water resource management. In-pipe robots equipped with ...
  • Buchman, Michael (Michael R.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    The goal of this thesis is to build a wall climbing system that utilizes the viscosity property of ferrofluids. Ferrofluid viscosity is varies based on the magnetic field applied to it and this property enables ferrofluids ...
  • Carrillo, Juan Felipe (Carrillo Salazar) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    This thesis documents my personal contribution to the development of a hydraulic-based actuation system for a solar trough collector. The goal of this project was to design the actuation system using hydraulic actuators ...
  • Ceri, Casandra N (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Amputees in developing countries face a challenging prospect. Without an adequate prosthesis, they face a lifetime of limited mobility and dependence. Unfortunately, as millions fall below the poverty line and as such do ...
  • Crane, Jackson T (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Computer processors have significant and rising cooling requirements, with electronics cooling estimated to consume 1% of global energy consumption. An integrated fan heat sink was designed to help alleviate this issue, ...
  • Daniel, Phillip H. (Phillip Hayim) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    A cam based locking mechanism was designed and fabricated to secure the joints of a continuously repositionable table capable of supporting a 11 IN load. Additionally, a frame was designed and built to test the feasibility ...
  • Dee, H. Devin (Herbert Devin) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    This research explores the history and structure of carbon nanotubes and the current technologies and methods available for synthesizing, purifying, and assembling carbon nanotubes. Furthermore, the current state of ...
  • Del Castillo, Eric A. (Eric Anthony) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Autosprout is the mass manufacturing equipment envisioned to produce Sprout, a pencil with a seed. This pencil concept was developed by MIT students a successful round of funding and first production run through Kickstarter. ...
  • Cantum, Cecilia G (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    The DARPA Robotic Challenge (DRC) required the development of user interface, perception, and planning and control modules for a robotic humanoid. This paper focuses on the planning and control component for the manipulation ...
  • Aguirre, Alejandro, S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    This thesis describes the design concept development of an automated cocktail mixing device and user interface that is capable of dispensing a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic ingredients to produce a myriad of drink ...
  • Bailey, Jacob (Jacob S.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    This paper outlines a project which aims to use Certified Reduced Basis and General Empirical Interpolation Methods to conduct rapid, inexpensive, computationally simple thermal property estimation for the purpose of ...
  • Bharath, Ranjeetha (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    This thesis explores four nonlinear classical models of neural oscillators, the Hodgkin- Huxley model, the Fitzhugh-Nagumo model, the Morris-Lecar model, and the Hindmarsh-Rose model. Analysis techniques for nonlinear ...
  • Colby, Rebecca B. (Rebecca Bea) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    In many industrial applications, an accurate model of the initial yield surface of materials with a significant degree of anisotropy is required. Anisotropy due to preferred orientation can occur in sheet metal parts used ...
  • Fasman, Jennifer B (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Using conventional underarm or forearm crutches is uncomfortable and awkward. Further, underarm crutches make climbing stairs difficult and unsafe. One may climb stairs with forearm crutches, which do not impede elbow ...
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