In the senior mechanical engineering class 2.009, students at MIT’s Product Engineering Processes developed a Dash spice vending machine. From concept to beta prototype, the machine was created in three months and features:
- A touchscreen interface
- 18 spice selection
- Custom blends and recipe suggestions
- accurate dispensing of the spices
By participating in lab meetings and working with them in the machine shop, I supported the students learning the design process from an idea to the realization of the invention. I have been an industry mentor to the class for several years and I encourage them to devise extraordinary products under tight deadlines.