Engineering Senior Design

ENGR 484/485: Engineering Senior Design – “Winter in Woodland Cove”.  Fall 2019- Spring 2020

Senior Design is the year long capstone project for engineering students where the classroom and a real world project converge. Winter in Woodland Cove is an animatronic production for the NC Arboretum that endeavors to teach viewers about native animals and ecology. The team of 7 engineering students worked with the client and STEAM Studio staff to develop the characters. They were then tasked with designing, fabricating, and programming the animatronic animals. The fabrication was cut short by Covid 19, as was the production. The students pivoted to creating detailed fabrication plans and wiring diagrams for each animal.