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Scooter ASEE NCS 2020 Abstract

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2020 ASEE North Central Section conference


Morgantown, West Virginia

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March 27, 2020

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March 27, 2020

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May 20, 2020

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Mallory Taylor Ohio Northern University

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I am a Mechanical Engineering graduate from Ohio Northern University, Class of 2020. I was a part of the 2020 Scootie Gang Capstone Team. The team consisted of 4 members, now all graduated mechanical engineers.

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Nathan Rausch Ohio Northern University

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Kasie Dawn Moeller

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Scootie Gang Mallory Taylor, Kasie Moeller, Nate Rausch, Brittney Masters Advisor: Dr. Vishal Mehta

Our team was tasked to create a foldable lightweight scooter. The customer base for this product is college students as the goal is to make the scooter lightweight, easily portable and less demanding to use so students can carry it with them to and from class without too much effort. Currently, transportation options for students include skateboards, bicycles, cars, and scooters. However, the current scooter options are not lightweight or easily portable. The main constraints of this scooter are to be easy to use i.e. little physical exertion, weigh no more than 20 pounds and have more than two wheels. Our team has come up with a three wheel, more secure, lighter weight and more portable scooter to ride. This scooter comes in the form of a pedal scooter. Our pedal scooter allows the user to stand and propel themselves with their hands, moving their hands in the same fashion feet do on a bicycle. This purely mechanical scooter allows the user a sturdier, safer, and user friendly mode of transportation. The results of multiple tests will be presented at the conference. These tests include testing the strength of the plywood base by testing the deflection versus static loads; the range of motion while steering the scooter and maximum height of an obstacle in the user’s path. Other tests will include the maximum speed of the user, the security of the locking mechanism, and the protection from elements like rain and snow.

Taylor, M., & Rausch, N., & Moeller, K. D. (2020, March), Scooter ASEE NCS 2020 Abstract Paper presented at 2020 ASEE North Central Section conference, Morgantown, West Virginia.

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