2.009: Product Engineering Process

Over the course of the semester, my team and I stepped through the design process to identify, evaluate, and then solve a problem we observed in the real world environment. We considered varied problem spaces and developed product ideas from vastly different contexts. Eventually, we chose to focus on the problem of lack of independence for lead climbers. After weeks of more targeted brainstorming, rapid prototyping, detailed CAD, fabrication, and testing we produced Areta, the first ever auto-belay for lead rock climbing.

For more details on the class, check out the course website.