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.
Mechanical Engineering Design Project (UMSL JME 410)
Sanneman, Jared J.; Cody, Christian P.; Sherman, Patrick M.; and Reiser, Gerald J. III, "JME 4110 Senior Design Project - C.H.E.T." (2016). Washington University / UMSL Mechanical Engineering Design Project JME 4110. 5.