Title

Human Powered Ground Drill

Lead Author Major

Mechanical Engineering

Format

SOECS Senior Project Demonstration

Faculty Mentor Name

Kyle Watson

Faculty Mentor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Abstract/Artist Statement

The goal of the project is to design and fabricate a portable ground drill for farming that is powered by a person pedaling a bicycle. About 800 million people in third world countries are lacking sufficient food, water, and technology. This human powered ground drill has three main objectives: to be financially accessible, to be trailered by a mountain bike and portable over various terrains, and to be powered by a mounted bicycle thereby not requiring gas or electricity. This drill assembly will help increase the production of crops and reforestation in third world countries, which will help their lives while improving their society. The simplicity of our drill requires only two people to operate in order to drill a 6 inch diameter hole with a depth of 2 feet. We have specifically designed a ground drill that is safe and easy to use, while requiring minimal maintenance. We were able to accomplish all of the objectives with our human powered ground drill and aim to produce a positive impact on the modern world.

Location

School of Engineering & Computer Science

Start Date

2-5-2015 2:30 PM

End Date

2-5-2015 4:30 PM

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Human Powered Ground Drill

School of Engineering & Computer Science

The goal of the project is to design and fabricate a portable ground drill for farming that is powered by a person pedaling a bicycle. About 800 million people in third world countries are lacking sufficient food, water, and technology. This human powered ground drill has three main objectives: to be financially accessible, to be trailered by a mountain bike and portable over various terrains, and to be powered by a mounted bicycle thereby not requiring gas or electricity. This drill assembly will help increase the production of crops and reforestation in third world countries, which will help their lives while improving their society. The simplicity of our drill requires only two people to operate in order to drill a 6 inch diameter hole with a depth of 2 feet. We have specifically designed a ground drill that is safe and easy to use, while requiring minimal maintenance. We were able to accomplish all of the objectives with our human powered ground drill and aim to produce a positive impact on the modern world.