|By Peter Kreuch
Jun 13, 2013
Climb On: Uniting the Climbing and Engineering Worlds
I, Peter Kreuch, am a junior at Darien High School in Darien, Connecticut. I am an avid climber and runner and dream of someday working as an engineer. This past semester I embarked on an independent mechanical engineering project.
I sought to design a user-friendly hang board that could be easily produced using a CNC milling machine. By utilizing my math and science skills, my engineering knowledge, and my experience as a climber I was able to design the hang board and create a working prototype. This project was challenging, interesting, and enlightening. I was pushed to improve my design skills, to master Google Sketch-Up, to familiarize myself with the CNC realm, and to expand my engineering knowledge.
Attached are the original design files. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like the g-code and .stl files. The hang board can be milled out of any material, however, wood or polyester resin have proven to be the most popular. Once the board is milled edges should be sanded based on user preference. To mount the product one should drill into the board based on their preferred mounting set up.
I hope that this product proves to be user-friendly, ergonomic, and effective. Feel free to edit the design or to provide feedback. Any questions can be sent to email@example.com. Thanks!
- Peter Kreuch
| || Bird's eye view of the hang board |
| || Top view of the hang board |
| || Side view of the hang board |
| || Peripheral view of the hang board ||