Hi, Thanks for checking out this slideshow! This is merely a short collection
of my latest and greatest work, primarily what I have done in Solidworks 2009-
2010. This is screenshots and photos of my work in the Human-Powered
Vehicle competition for Spring of 2010.
The majority of the work was a collaboration between myself and my
teammates as a final exercise to show to the education board at my university
our abilities to bring a design concept from a brainstorm to a final product:
involving modeling, analysis, prototyping, and plans for production.
In any case, it's short, sweet, and hopefully a bit fun to look at! I hope you
This is the near-final model drawing of the HPV: we decided to utilize a tadpole-
recumbent design that also incorporates tilt-steering so we may lean at higher
speeds into corners on the racetrack.
One of my pride and joys: the carbon-fiber pan dish wheel, utilizing a vacuum-mold
method of construction to lay up to carbon fiber, and a custom-made center hub
design to minimize wheel scrub.
Another point of pride: the center hub! The design allows a wheel offset to minimize
scrub and mounting of the front disc wheels. It took 4 hours to program the CNC for
The final product: After 200+ hours of design and construction! Yours truly is in
the background, taking yet more pictures..
Here is the HPV in-competition, with my teammate Zac pushing it
through its' paces; this picture shows Zac navigating a hard corner in
which many racers had wrecked.. needless to say the tilt-steer truly
helped allow us to operate in a safer manner through this portion!