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.

  • 2021 Tennis in the Land Umpire Chairs

    The 2021 Tennis in the Land event was held in Cleveland for the first time in the event's history. Cleveland Institute of Art student Thomas Vinci designed and…
  • Smart Manufacturing Innovation Center

    A federal institute for smart manufacturing has selected the Institute for Smart, Secure and Connected Systems (ISSACS) at Case Western Reserve University to lead a…
  • GE Cync Smart Camera Prototype

    This enclosure for the Cync smart camera by GE Lighting was prototyped on the Objet J750 3D printer by Gabe Puerto of Balance Innovation & Design - a GE…
  • Case Rocket Team 2021

    Case Rocket Team is an extracurricular design/build team that competes in the Spaceport America Cup. The club's 2021 competition test rockets featured automatic…
  • Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry Shelter Pod

    The Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry (LMM) provides support for people experiencing homelessness in northeastern Ohio. This innovative prototype pod - designed by…
  • 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…