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Ferro Pedal: Bluetooth Switchable...

A pedal that behaves like a clip-less pedal, and can then be switched to a platform pedal on-the-fly, could prove to be a game-changing tool to mountain bikers across a range of disciplines. Our method of accomplishing this is with a Bluetooth switchable magnetic bicycle pedal.

$1,040 (funded)
$4,500 (goal)
Innovative Global Solutions...

Something as simple as the flu is easily treatable, but in developing countries such as Ghana this illness could be life-threatening. This is due to the lack of proper medical resources such as ventilators. With your help, our goal is to provide a low cost ventilator option for these situations...

$20 (funded)
$2,500 (goal)
Development of a Four Wheel...

The Michigan Tech Formula team is seeking a top ten place finish in SAE competitions, something that has not been achieved since 1999. Four wheel steering is a possible system allowed by competition rules. This technology is new to the team, and further development will help the car achieve faster...

$755 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)
MTU Blizzard Baja SAE 2016

The Blizzard Baja SAE Enterprise is comprised of about 50 undergraduate engineering majors from multiple disciplines, as well as several graduate engineering students and undergraduate business majors. The objective of the Blizzard Baja SAE Enterprise Program is to design and manufacture a single...

$9,670 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)
Supermileage Systems Enterprise...

To compete in the Shell Eco-Marathon our team has a 300 Watt motor that we are going to control by way of a brushless DC motor controller. This project is unlike anything this team has previously accomplished and upon success of the project this team will receive high placement at the 2016 Shell...

$5,266 (funded)
$7,500 (goal)
Transportable Water Purification...

This water purification system will be designed with two main focuses. The first focus is the water purification system’s ability to produce enough water for a large group during extended stay trips in backcountry areas where there is no clean water. The second focus of this system is its use in...

$1,740 (funded)
$1,230 (goal)
Real-Time Weather Station for...

Weather usually arrives in the Keweenaw from the west, but there are no weather stations along the windward shore of the peninsula to monitor current conditions. To improve our understanding of regional climate conditions, we plan to expand our existing environmental monitoring network.

$100 (funded)
$4,000 (goal)
An Analysis of Leadership Within...

The global environment will continue to experience an increase in political and economic turmoil. This will result in regional instability, failed states, asymmetric conflict, and global terrorism. My research project explores the individual leadership competences of international judges,...

$0 (funded)
$5,000 (goal)
Take a Closer Look: Super-Lens...

Metamaterials—artificial materials that exhibit physical properties not seen in nature—could make the magical a reality. In the future, with metamaterials, you could make objects levitate with a laser beam, make yourself vanish, or create a super-lens to turn your smartphone into a high-power...

$270 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)
Can Fruit Fly Pigmentation...

Cancer is caused by genes that were originally "good" genes that have turned "bad". Every organism needs these genes to develop from an egg into an adult, but when they mutate, they cause tumor development and growth.

$390 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)

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