A Stroke of Shear Genius: The Development of the Blade Bandit

Hamid, Abdulrahman and Wattigney, Colin (2015) A Stroke of Shear Genius: The Development of the Blade Bandit. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of James Vaughan from Mechanical Engineering, University of Mississippi.

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This thesis will document and analyze the experience of two members of the Shear Genius team, Mr. Abdulrahman Hamid and Mr. Colin Wattigney, as they worked to complete the CME Senior Capstone Project. This team, under the leadership of CEO Ethan Veazey, developed the Blade Bandit, a lawn mower blade sharpening system conceptualized by Mr. Jacob Moorhead. Ms. Kristen Gaddis, Mr. Nick Rocco, and Ms. Allie Winters were also members of Shear Genius. The team members had educational backgrounds in the realms of engineering, business and accountancy. The combination of these disciplines allowed for the simulation of a real business group and helped prepare the team members for the situations that they would face as members of industry. After months of planning, designing, and redesigning, the Shear Genius team was able to develop a process in which a functional Blade Bandit could be produced quickly and consistently. The team gained vast amounts of experience and worked together as a cohesive unit to overcome the many obstacles that were faced. This thesis will describe iterations of the Blade Bandit, the business model used, and the changes made along the way. It will also provide insight into all decisions made over the course of the project.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Hamid, Abdulrahman and Wattigney, Colin
Student's Degree Program(s): B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
Thesis Advisor: James Vaughan
Thesis Advisor's Department: Mechanical Engineering
Institution: University of Mississippi
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TS Manufactures
Depositing User: Colin Wattigney
Date Deposited: 07 May 2015 21:49
Last Modified: 07 May 2015 21:49
URI: http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/id/eprint/406

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