Design of Technical Systems, Applications, and Services
Study Buddy
The Study Buddy was built in response to an Engineering challenge to create a device that would be useful to students during a blackout (such as the one experienced in August 2003). The Study Buddy is lighting device powered by batteries that would serve as a desk-light for students in the event of an outage. In order to be useful in the case of a surprise blackout, the device must stay on a student's desk at all times, regardless of the availability of other lighting methods. To accomplish this, useful features were incorporated into the device. For example, the student can use it as a pen/pencil holder.
  • Emmanuel Elmajian
  • Melissa Kerr
  • Clarence Ng
  • Daryl Van Kampen
  • Linda Vu