Featured Projects

Whether it’s creating a design for lightweight recreational kayaks, devices to help golfers control the speed of their putts, or scale models of wind turbines to evaluate new concepts, any number of exciting projects take place in Sears think[box] on any given day. Get to know a few of the latest featured projects to take root in our facility.

  • Loops

    Loops is a digital musical instrument designed to help users easily create a wide range of complex and musically interesting sounds. By combining a four-track…
  • Baja SAE Competition Vehicle 2021

    CWRU motorsports is an extracurricular design/build team that competes in events organized by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). The club's 2021 competition…
  • Acme Jetpack

    This jetpack was created using a small jet engine from the world of radio-controlled jet airplanes. A variety of failsafes, emergency stops, and safety gear keeps…
  • SCOPE Respirator

    SCOPE Respirator is a new medical device designed by Dr. Tosan Ugbeye that aims to prevent the spread of COVID and other viruses that travel through aerosolized…
  • Street Clock Replica

    A street clock is a clock mounted on top of a post in a streetscape or other urban setting. Street clocks were popular in the 1800's and 1900's, however many have…
  • Cleveland Metroparks Macroinvertebrates

    Scientists study aquatic macroinvertebrates to learn about water quality in streams and rivers. Immature mayflies, stoneflies, and beetles are very sensitive to…
  • Welding Made Easy

    A quiet student startup bursts into the big time as Path Robotics attracts $56 million in new investment. In the bustling entrepreneurial ecosystem of Case Western…
  • 3D Printed Protein

    This 3D printed model of a protein recently solved by researchers is a visual aid for science communication and for more deeply understanding the way that the…
  • Crystal Structure Visualization

    Students learning the crystal structures of solid metals can find it difficult to create a mental model of a three-dimensional arrangement of atoms when looking at…
  • Crystal Retaining Carrier for Wide-Angle NIR Light Modulator

    This 3D printed carrier holds an opto-electric crystal plate that is used in a laser system. The crystal exhibits the Pockels Effect when an electric field is…