Publication Date

Fall 12-8-2017

Document Type

Final Report

Problem Statement

Design, build, and sell a safe automated primary color dye mixer to schools for the purpose of teaching children how 12 secondary colors (and shades) on a color wheel can be made via the primary colors. The user will select the desired color (on a color wheel) and the machine will automatically deposit the correct amount of each primary color to create the selected color (or shade). The dye will diffuse in the cup, to create the desired color. Dye will be used in the machine so that if a mess is made, the cleanup is easy. However, we will have a sensor to ensure the cup is in place, and we have a drain basin to catch spills. Further work could be expanded to mix children safe paint by dispensing a paint liquid or powder and mixing to the 12 shades of secondary colors or more.

Author's School

McKelvey School of Engineering

Author's Department

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Class Name

Mechanical Engineering Design Project (MEMS 411)