Publication Date

Spring 2016

Document Type

Final Report

Problem Statement

C.H.E.T. is designed to be a educational tool for children of ages 6-12 that are interested in mechanical equipment and mechanical concepts. C.H.E.T. provides a simple hydraulic system that incorporates linkages, cylinders, springs, pins and other mechanical features to operate the excavator assembly. We wanted to design and build an educational toy that is fun, reliable. educational, hands-on and yet still affordable for typical families.

Author's School

McKelvey School of Engineering

Author's Department

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Class Name

Mechanical Engineering Design Project (UMSL JME 410)


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