Kickbox students holding their boxes

Elon students are researching, prototyping, building, and revising their Elon Kickbox project this Spring. Below is a summary of each idea. Learn more about Elon Kickbox here.

Smart Coffee Table

Picture of Wyatt Allen holding his KickboxWyatt Allen

Major: Engineering
Sponsor: Scott Wolter, Associate Professor of Engineering

Wyatt explored a custom-wired coffee table with integrated speakers and a wireless charger to apply the skills he learned in his Circuit Analysis class.

Learn more about Wyatt's project

Sustainable Hair Care

Picture of Winnie with her KickboxWinnie Carlton

Major: Biology
Sponsor:  Kelly Harer, Assistant Director of Sustainability for Education and Outreach

Winnie explored making shampoo and conditioner bars that are sustainable alternatives to buying soap in big plastic jugs.

Learn more about Winnie's Project

Dorm-style Composter

Picture of Lauren holder her KickboxLauren Hill

Major: Engineering
Sponsors: Sirena Hargrove-Leak, Associate Professor of Engineering and Bethany Brinkman, Associate Professor of Engineering

Lauren explored a way for individuals to compost their food waste to keep it out of the landfill where it can produce methane, a harmful greenhouse gas.

Learn more about Lauren's Project

Asian Pacific Islander (API) Flag Board

Picture of Tiffany with her KickboxTiffany Huang

Major: Communication Design
Sponsor: Kiah Glenn, Assistant Director of the Center for Race, Ethnicity, & Diversity Education

Tiffany built an interactive board in the new AAPI room to help students who identify with that part of their identity to meet each other.

Learn more about Tiffany's Project

Cat Treadmill

Picture of Hannah with her KickboxHannah Roaten

Major: Dance Science
Sponsor: J.P. Mullican, Technical Director and Instructor in the Department of Performing Arts

Hannah is developed new skills to build a treadmill for her cat.

Learn more about Hannah's Project

8-Bit Breadboard Computer

Ben TrainumPicture of Ben with his Kickbox

Major: Engineering
Sponsor: Joel Hollingsworth, Senior Lecturer in Computer Science

Ben took what he learned in his Computer Architecture class and made a basic computer from very simple components to help demystify how a computer works.

Learn more about Ben's Project

Apocalypse Gear

Kyra WellsPicture of Kyra with her Kickbox

Major: Environmental Studies
Sponsor: Ryan Rasmussen, Assistant Professor of Art

Kyra took an idea that started in her 3D design class and developed a utility outfit for outdoor enthusiasts.

Learn more about Kyra's project

Programmable Robotic Cat

Image of Anna holding her KickboxAnna Altmann

Major: Chemistry and Computer Science
Sponsor: Joel Hollingsworth, Senior Lecturer in Computer Science

Anna built a robotic cat to practice her coding skills and spread STEM education to kids.

Learn more about Anna's project

Keyboard to Control Lighting 

Image of Alexandra holding her KickboxAlexandra Nemfakos

Major: Theatrical Design and Technology and Anthropology
Sponsor: Greg Thorn, Technical Director, Cultural and Special Programs

Alexandra explored a custom keyboard that will allow her to program and control professional lighting setups for campus events.

Learn more about Alexandra's project

Cup Adapter

Image of Sidney, Mary, and Rane holding their KickboxRane Parr, Mary Hermes, and Sidney Lowe

Sponsor: Sirena Hargrove-Leak, Associate Professor of Engineering

Rane and the team continued the work they started in an engineering class to build a device for a child in the community that has limited mobility.

Learn more about Ran's project

Injection Molder for 3D Printer Scraps

Image of Haydn holding his KickboxHaydn Stucker

Major: Engineering and Computer Science
Sponsor: Scott Wolter, Associate Professor of Engineering

Haydn explored injection molding as a way to re-purpose 3D print scraps in the Maker Hub.

Learn more about Haydn's project


Travel Time Board Game

Maia Tice

Major: Mathematics with Teaching Licensure
Sponsor: Sponsor: Joel Hollingsworth, Senior Lecturer in Computer Science

Maia explored a travel board game that involves problem-solving and math skills.

Learn more about Maia's project