Ride Engineering Competition
Iowa State hosted a competition for student teams to design a model flat ride. It needed to be unique, fit the right scale for their pill-sized riders, and function safely according to ASTM F24 standards.
Our team from UCSD won the Contactless League (for teams who could not meet in person due to the COVID-19 pandemic). We built a ride combining elements from cherished flat ride classics along with a uniquely-UCSD themed tower.
Controls & Mechanical Design
Tools & Skills
Co-led a team of 8 students to design a fully functioning, novel flat ride model.
Verified mechanical design using FEA.
Helped design a restraint system disguised within the themed vehicles as wings.
Calculated throughput, ride forces and necessary motor torques.
Designed a simulated Hardware-in-the-loop test for our controls design through Arduino code.