2.009: Product Design Capstone
Our team of 18 seniors was tasked with creating a new product ready for an alpha launch by the end of the semester.
After half a semester of ideation, modeling, prototyping, and deliberation, we decided to work on a search and rescue project we called Coordinate.
Coordinate has a different device for each of the 3 types of people in a search.
The lead and command modules could see the real time location of all searchers and leads, allowing them to better coordinate the search.
Our alpha prototype allowed a high level of functionality
Including accurate GPS, automatic mesh communication and acceptable battery life.
Our market was small, but the need is very strong, allowing Coordinate to be profitable.
I did ~90% of the electronics design, assembly, and testing for our project.
Here's what I worked on:
I had never worked on electronics before and learned soooo much designing and fabricating the most complicated 2.009 electronics in years.
It took over 50 hours a week for most of my semester but every second was worth it.
Watch our final presentation here:
Here's some random pictures of our team working on projects and design challenges