Faculty Advisor

Brown, Christopher A.

Abstract

Moving around in non-riding situations on a snowboard is uncomfortable and dangerous. Designing a rotational snowboard binding is a promising idea. This binding would allow for parallel positioning of the binding, which would allow the rider to move along like a skateboard. This would allow for better mobility on flat ground and getting on and off the lift. The following paper describes the process of attempting to design a rotational snowboard binding. Information was used from previous attempts at designing this mechanism. A cam and follower rotational mechanism was designed, iterated and manufactured in order to achieve this goal. The design was tested to ensure its safety, and we believe we met our goal of creating a mechanism that would allow for rotation of bindings on any snowboard.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2008

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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