Camosun logo for print

Archived Content

This archived web page remains online for reference, research or record-keeping purposes. This page will not be altered or updated and may contain out of date information. If you’re looking for specific information and haven’t found it, please contact communications@camosun.ca.

race car

Student Project Showcase

September 23, 2011 at Interurban Campus


While other students were squeezing in the last bit of sunshine this summer, Camosun’s Mechanical Engineering Technology students were hard at work perfecting their final graduation projects.
The technology students showcased their creations on Friday, September 23, 2011 at Camosun’s Interurban campus.

Over the summer, eight student teams spent many hours in campus labs inventing, designing and manufacturing projects required for their last course, MECH 295 Project Planning and Design.
This year’s projects include:

  • Automated street hockey goal tender
  • Lightweight military cot prototype
  • Highly maneuverable lawn mower
  • Racing car simulator with wrap-around screens and dynamic cockpit
  • Submersible remotely operated vehicle (ROV) with camera feed
  • Lift assist for volatile rapid prototyping materials and heated storage cabinet
  • Truck mounted lift/drag/moment sensor for aerospace prototypes
  • Automated pneumo-hydraulic punch manufacturing cell

Read more about the projects…

“This year we’ve seen a lot of Industry-sponsored projects including private manufacturers, Canadian Military, and UVic research,” says Jeffrey Stephen, faculty advisor for the Mechanical Engineering Technology program. “I’m very impressed with the quality of work and design that has gone in to the projects and am proud that industry is utilizing our engineering technology students as a design resource.”

Showcase visitors were asked to vote for their favourite projects; first prize went to the race car simulator, and second prize was awarded to the automated hockey goaltender. The most prestigious award was for technical merit, based on team presentations to industry partners. This award went to the team who created the truck mounted sensor for aerospace prototypes.

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.

More details about the Projects:

  • Automated street hockey goal tender
    designed to perfect hockey players’ accuracy by automatically adjusting the size of the target area in the net
  • Lightweight military cot prototype
    designed to replace the current model that has been in use by the US and Canadian armies since the 1960’s
  • Highly maneuverable lawn mower
    by pivoting the wheels 45 degrees, the lawn mower is easier to rotate
  • Racing car simulator with wrap-around screens and dynamic cockpit
    currently sold to a market that includes Indy and NASCAR drivers; the model on display has been sold to Alex Tagliani
  • Submersible remotely operated vehicle (ROV) with camera feed
    built with a hobbyist demographic in mind
  • Lift assist for volatile rapid prototyping materials and heated storage cabinet
    used to load 150lb vats containing stereolithography material into the College’s rapid prototyping machine
  • Truck mounted lift/drag/moment sensor for aerospace prototypes
    built to test the next generation US military drone. (Scale drone will be on display.)
  • Automated pneumo-hydraulic punch manufacturing cell
    designed to punch metal name tag blanks for a local (student-owned) company

Last updated: September 26, 2011 4:10 pm

Contact Us
Camosun College Lansdowne
3100 Foul Bay Rd
Victoria BC V8P 5J2
Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1
  • 250–370–3000
  • 1–877–554–7555 (toll-free)

©1996–2019 Camosun College | Victoria BC, Canada | Printed: May 25, 2019 at 7:03 pm Change Everything logo for print