Brown, Christopher A.
The objective was to design a device to create an appropriately sized bore in a bamboo shaft so that it may accept a seat post for use in a bicycle frame. This device was created to facilitate manufacturing of low cost bicycle frames for use in a third world economy. Axiomatic design was used to translate design needs into a self-centering vice and linear guide system that can accommodate the large tolerances associated with bamboo.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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