Lukas W. DiBeneditto, graduated from Purdue University, Purdue Polytechnic New Albany in May 2020 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology. He was an Undergraduate Research Assistant, Laboratory Assistant, SME Secretary, and Student Ambassador. Lukas has also been featured on Purdue University Social Media multiple times. (See Links below.)
His Capstone Projects included a Purdue Rocketcam Air Cannon Pneumatic Mortar, Pneumatic PusherBot, and The Little Bubble Maker a Low-Cost Microfluidic Device. He is also the Creator of Piano Roll Arduino programming Purdue University Teaching Aid.
As Team Lead, the Purdue Rocketcam Pneumatic Cannon had seven iterations. We still completed the project with half the time that other CAPSTONE groups had. This project was one of several senior-level research projects focusing on project management. The faculty had made a previous pneumatic cannon, and they asked us to make a better version. Our air cannon was portable, had a smaller footprint, launched higher, and was rapid-fire. It launched a 3D printed rocket with a GoPro camera for visiting high school students on Purdue Engineer Day. Recently, Purdue University selected this project for use in their public, commercial advertising. The design of experiments included the design and build of a pressure test firing system. A pressure transducer was selected and wired to the microcontroller then custom C++ code was written and validated. We recorded the data with millisecond precision and completed the statistical analysis to find the fastest trigger mechanism. My team succeeded where others did not because of my broad interdisciplinary research and leadership experience, allowing me to innovate, adapt, and iterate faster.
- Lukas W. DiBeneditto, 2020
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