2016 Fifth Year Project Presentations

On Wednesday 3rd August 2016, the fifth year students in the Department of Mechanical Engineering presented their design projects. The students presented orally what they had done, and then later demonstrated the prototypes they fabricated from their designs.

Hybrid Powered Hacksaw, designed and fabricated by David Warui and Dennis Ndoria

Hybrid Powered Hacksaw, designed and fabricated by David Warui and Dennis Ndoria

These projects assist the students to translate the theories and principles into real products that are relevant in today’s world. The projects also helps the students to gain important skills such as project management skills, teamwork skills, and communication & interpersonal skills. Design was carried out during the first semester and the design implementation was done during the second semester when the students engaged in the fabrication and testing of the designed systems/machines.
Efficient Energy Recovery from a Small Scale Incinerator for Water Heating project done by Dennis Sichangi & Christine Musyoka

Efficient Energy Recovery from a Small Scale Incinerator for Water Heating project done by Dennis Sichangi & Christine Musyoka

Eric Kimathi and Dennis Katana demonstrating how their charcoal briquetting machine works

Eric Kimathi and Dennis Katana demonstrating how their charcoal briquetting machine works

2 thoughts on “2016 Fifth Year Project Presentations

  1. I am interested in visiting with Dr. Mutuku Muvengei or the SoMMME Dean on March 14 (late morning, early lunch, or after 3pm).

    I would like to discuss Farm-to-Market vehicles for small-holder farmers and transport entrepreneuers. I would like to see the BUV (Basic Utility Vehicle) manufactured in Kenya, perhaps near Juja. We can explore opportunities for collaboration. You can see http://www.BUVTanzania.com as an example of a small factory. Who would be good partners for us to work with in Kenya.

    Best Regards, Will Austin, Basic Utility Vehicle

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