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I Want One of Those!


Forget training wheels. The Gyrobike keeps beginners upright every time. The novel bike features a gyroscopic flywheel fitted into the front wheel.

Inventors Hannah Murnen 06, Augusta Niles 07, Nathan Sigworth, and Deborah Sperling ’06 won the Phillip R. Jackson Award for most outstanding overall performance in last fall’s ENGS 21 (Introduction to Engineering). M.E.M. candidate Jon den Hartog 03 was the team’s teaching assistant.

Photograph by Douglas Fraser.

Four-Wheel Jog

The four-wheeled “Better Jogging Stroller” improves on the stability and steering of three-wheeled models. A twist of the handlebar turns the front wheels right or left. ENGS 21 students Jennifer Crist 07, Kevin Olds 07, Patrick Rodjito, Brenda Zarate 05, and Mike Hart 07 designed the stroller. The team’s teaching assistant was M.E.M. candidate Jeff Hebert 04.

Four-Wheel Jog
Image courtesy of Michael Hart ’07

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Categories: The Great Hall, I Want One of Those

Tags: projects, students

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