Design Outlaws is a company aiming to engineer a better mode of transportation: the Ranger. The Ranger will be an electrically powered bicycle with programmable speed control and an ease-of-use that will provide an attractive commuting alternative to cars. This technology will be of great importance in urban districts such as Greater Vancouver, where the members of this team reside, through the many benefits electric vehicles have over alternative forms of transportation.Our invention will allow the user to pre-set a desired speed and then pedal at will. The motor will engage only when necessary to maintain the selected speed. Additionally, the models being marketed today have limited output to comply with maximum speed regulations; our model will have a maximum speed, but with a greater range of output, allowing the user to maintain a higher speed even on taxing inclines.
Undergraduate Engineering students are required to complete a group-based, two-course capstone sequence: ENSC 405W and ENSC 440. Groups form company structures and create an innovative product that potentially acts as a solution to a real-life problem. This collection archives the following assignments: proposal, design specifications, requirements specifications, and proof of concept.
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