Team Entries


DeceleBrake is a longboard braking system that is completely contained within the truck housing. The brake is activated by the rider using a back-hinged foot pad. Friction from two separate braking pads is applied to braking discs that are fixed to the axles.

Designed by: Wes Hill, Zach LaPorte, Brandon Deaner, Josh Niedfeldt

Easy Open

Easy Open is an adaptive device that provides powered operation for residential sliding style windows. For customers with disabilities, it will be a cost efficient method for sustaining independence in their own homes.

Designed by: Karim Abrouq, Matt Ekiss, Sunghoon Joo, Sarah Merline

Extended Snorkel

The Extended Snorkel is an underwater breathing apparatus that enables the user to remain underwater for up to 5 minutes at a time at a maximum depth of 15 feet.

Designed by: Kenneth Black, Matthew Braunschweig, Justin Kenter, Mike Lucas, Alex Wehrmann

Green Grinder

An environmentally friendly, low cost replacement to the electric garbage disposal. The green grinder is fully mechanical with a removable food waste compartment that will facilitate composting while alleviating stress on water treatment facilities and the environment.

Designed by: Harrison Gindlin, Noah Hurst, Courtney McCool, Vanessa Peterson, Eric Wedul

MAX Pallet Jack

The MAX Pallet Jack is a pallet jack that allows users to move pallets with greater mobility, and keeps the functionality of a traditional pallet jack. Users can move a pallet laterally, rotate it, or move it like a traditional pallet jack.

Designed by: Nathan Wong, Paul Pezzi, Jamin Seippel, Joseph Elmquist, Zach Cheplak


The Mowercycle is a pedal-powered riding lawnmower. This lawnmower will be completely human powered, eliminating the cost and environmental impact of fuel, while maintaining the speed benefits of a traditional riding lawnmower.

Designed by: Derek Becker, Collin Bezrouk, Tyler Van Fossen, Dan Rohe, Max Stein

Snap Action Winter (SAW) Wheel

The SAW Wheel is a wheelchair attachment that provides an increase in traction on snow or ice. This is done using an expandable second wheel with an aggressive tread an inlaid studs.

Designed by: Nathan Cholewa, Jamie Hood, Craig Bolyard, Jameel Moore, Kevin Weiss

University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Engineering Physics
Madison, Wisconsin
Revised: 12/8/2010