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ENGR1 FINAL PRESENTATION

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  • 1. ENGINEERING 1 PROFESSOR JOHN LARUE MICHAEL TRAN DOUGLAS CHOI TALA ISTANBOULI Dean Kamen An Inventor and Engineer
  • 2.
    • Early life
    • FIRST competition
    • Inventions
      • The Segway
      • Other inventions
    Life of Kamen Dean Kamen
  • 3. Personal Life
    • Born on April 5, 1951 in Rockville Centre, New York
    • Disliked school and devoted to self-study
    • Hired by local rock bands and museums to design light systems
    • Earned about $60,000 a year before graduating high school
  • 4. Education
    • Attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts but was kicked out after five years because he didnt have enough credits for graduation
    • After leaving school, he continued working on his inventions
    • He was later awarded an honorary PhD
    • Formed his own company in 1982: DEKA Research & Development Corporation
  • 5. F or I nspiration and R ecognition of S cience and T echnology
    • Founded in 1989 to promote science for children
    • Ran his first robotics competition in a New Hamphire high school gym with 28 teams
    • Holds regional and international competitions
    • Provides over 1,000 schools tools for valuable engineering skills
    FIRST
  • 6. The Segway
    • Invented in 2001
    • Its the first self-balancing and electric powered transportation device
    • Uses 5 gyroscopes and 2 computers to operate
    • No brakes, can go about 12 mph, and the speed and direction are all controlled by user
    • Can fit in most trunks and is very quiet
    • 3 different models: the I-series, E-series, and P-series
    • Costs range from $5,000-$6,000
  • 7. How the Segway Works
    • Kamens development team has called the technology used in the Segway as Dynamic Stabilization
    • Designed to basically emulate the process of human walking
    • Has a electric motor that is powered by batteries
    • Its balance comes from dual computers, two tilt sensors, five gyroscopes, and a speed limiting device
  • 8. Uses
    • It can be used to travel around swiftly without pollution
    • Can travel across all terrain
    • Customizable to fulfill a wide range of activities
    • Used by disabled people to enhance mobility
    • Play sports with it (Segway Polo)
  • 9. Other Inventions
    • iBOT
    • Stirling engine
    • Portable dialysis machine
    • Portable infusion pump
    The iBot Portable Dialysis Machine Portable Insulin Pump
  • 10. Kamen invented things that ought to exist. Stirling Engine Segway Artifical Arm
  • 11. Work Cited
    • Scott Kirsner. Breakout Artist. Wired . September 2000.
    • Dean Kamen Biography . http://www.notablebiographies.com/news/Ge-La/Kamen-Dean.html
    • DEKA . http://www.dekaresearch.com/aboutDean.html