The Idea

It’s been a busy afternoon as we’ve been racking our brains trying to come up with a decent idea for our 4th year design project. It’s been about 3 hrs in this DWE room and this is what we’ve come up with:

  • A smart knife, something wired with a couple of servos that will allow the knife to cut food based on the users specifications.
  • A wheelchair that can transform into a bed. Helps elderly and people with limited movement.
  • A breakfast machine that can easily have the cereal ready for you when you get up in the morning.

With these ideas in mind with our own preferences ranked b > c > a we headed off to our undergraduate advisor: Professor Bedi:

Bedi

As we presented these ideas he seems to like the Chair the best. We argued how unfeasible this is. The scale, the size, the cost, the difficulty of the project and he looks us in eye and says:

“Do you know what kind of salaries you guys attract? and you are worried about a couple of thousand dollars. DON’T WORRY. Go out with a BANG!”

And with those words, he shoo’s us out of his office. Looks like we have a lot of work to do.

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