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Raymond Krajci: Think[box]

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Presentations from R3D@Tri-C, the Regional 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing Conference, held on June 18 and 19, 2015, at Tri-C’s Advanced Technology Training Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Raymond Krajci: Think[box]

  1. 1. America’s Maker University the importance of this premier innovation center think[box] Raymond Krajci (CWRU ‘14) Laboratory Technician
  2. 2. Scale One of the world’s largest university-based innovation centers 7 Stories 50,000 sq. ft. August 2015
  3. 3. Access Unparalleled free and open access since opening in 2012
  4. 4. Scope An ecosystem of innovation 1. COMMUNITY 2. COLLABORATE 3. PROTOTYPE 4. FABRICATE 5. PROJECTS 6. ENTREPRENEURSHIP 7. INCUBATE
  5. 5. Innovation at think[box] and LaunchPad Over $2M raised by startups in first 2 years of joint operation $100k - DDG (Malaria) $500k - Hive $130k - FGC (Fuel Jet) $85k - GreenLite $150k - Apollo Medical $1M - EveryKey Many More
  6. 6. The Climbing Minier Whegs is a smaller version of the Bio-Robotics Climbing Mini Whegs. This is a light (62g) wall climbing robot that scales smooth surfaces using a novel adhesive modeled after the surface of a gecko's foot. The robot can easily transition 90 degrees from a horizontal to vertical plane because of its unique wheel- legs. The orange parts in the photograph were 3D- printed on a MakerBot 2 Replicator in think[box]. Minier Whegs think[box] Project
  7. 7. This patent-pending design for an inexpensive 3D printed competition-grade yo-yo uses a single material, and achieves a high moment of inertia by changing the geometry in ways that would be impossible without 3D printing. Numerous iterations of these yo-yos were printed on the MakerBots in think[box]. Doppler Yo-Yo think[box] Project
  8. 8. Inspiratory Muscle Training, or IMT for short, has been around for decades in the medical and sports environments. Pro2Fit is bringing IMT to the masses with a personal device that pairs with your smartphone which provides a fun and highly motivating workout. Early prototypes, made partly in think[box], are in use on several NBA, NHL, and NFL teams as well as a handful of universities for both research and athletics. Pro2Fit Inspiratory Muscle Trainer think[box] Project
  9. 9. Sprāv is a wireless water meter that gives you control of your water and energy consumption. Using a combination of instant feedback and usage tracking, Sprāv gives you the tools to reduce your utility bills as well as your eco-footprint. Sprav think[box] Project
  10. 10. This 13 million-year-old fossil holds many clues for CWRU researchers studying the prehistoric climate of Bolivia. If the species of origin is confirmed to be Stupendmys, a turtle with a shell 6 feet long, then it will provide valuable answers about the ancient environment. This 3D scan will be sent to experts for identification. 3D Fossil Model think[box] Project
  11. 11. This project by the Biologically Inspired Robotics Laboratory at Case Western Reserve University seeks to develop a novel means of robotic locomotion useful in niche applications such as pipe inspection by mimicking the undulating motion of a worm. Compliant Modular Mesh Worm Robot think[box] Project
  12. 12. This prototype of an ultra-affordable, human powered phone charger won $85,000 from the Spartan Challenge and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s P3 Grant Competition. The device allows a user to non- strenuously charge a phone while leaving both hands free for other tasks. This design is aimed towards users in countries lacking infrastructure and those not on the electrical grid. GreenLite Technology think[box] Project
  13. 13. Benefits of Additive Manufacturing 3D printing plays a critical role in the mission of think[box] Empowers creativity Facilitates iteration Provides experience

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