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Camosun Mechanical Engineering Technology

10am-2pm, Friday, September 24, Interurban Campus

September 17, 2010

While other students enjoyed the summer sunshine and local beaches, Camosun's Mechanical Engineering Technology students were hard at work in campus labs, inventing, designing, manufacturing and perfecting their final projects. Two weeks away from graduation, these students are inviting the public to see what they've created at the Mechanical Engineering Technology Student Project Showcase on Friday, September 24, 2010 at Camosun's Interurban campus, outside in the basketball court.

  • A new wheel chair gearing system that will triple the chair's potential speed, keep hands and sleeves clean, and increase safety by controlling balance and speed.
  • Mechanical Engineering students project. Toy airplanes assembled by robotic arms—followed by an audience flying contest for a chance to win round-trip airfare for two between Victoria and Vancouver.
  • A secret passageway behind a moving bookcase, revealing a hidden staircase to the wine cellar.
  • A CNC router designed to cut out guitar bodies – or any other shape.
  • A dune buggy conversion that increases the power from 15 horsepower to 100 or more.
  • A fully automated BBQ/Smoker that makes all the critical decisions for you—perfect ribs every time!
  • A mechanical clock that uses gravity and ball bearings to count off the minutes.
  • A custom electric motorcycle built from scratch.

"I'm extremely impressed with this year's grad class," says Jeffrey Stephen, faculty advisor for the Mechanical Engineering Technology program. "They've created some significant and sophisticated projects, demonstrating high-level skills that will definitely catch the attention of potential employers."

Mechanical Engineering Technology is a nationally accredited diploma program that prepares graduates for a career or for further education. Many of the students graduating this month have already found employment, while others will choose to continue their education with Camosun's six-month Engineering Bridge program that leads directly into third year studies of an engineering degree program at UVic or UBC.

The public is welcome to attend the showcase and talk to the students about their inventions and the processes they used for turning their ideas into reality. Hungry guests may join students for a BBQ lunch for only $4.


April Atkins
Promotions & Event Coordinator, School of Trades & Technology

Last updated: April 16, 2019 12:09 pm

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