2023 Kickbox Projects
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.
Sponsor: Susan Tripp, Horticulturist
Adam is combining his interest in photography and 3D printing by experimenting lithophanes to 3D print photos.
DIY Condenser Microphones
Sponsor: Sean McMahon, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship
Stuart is exploring his interest in audio production by building a microphone with off-the-shelf parts that sound better than one you could buy for a similar price.
Earrings that Empower
Kara McKinley and Taryn Vandiver
Sponsor: Devin Proctor, Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Kara and Taryn are exploring making earrings to uplift Black joy and power through design.
Makeup for Makers
Sponsor: Kristie Ellison, Adjunct Instructor in English
Madelyn is exploring a DIY science-based makeup kit paired with a follow-along story highlighting women in STEM fields.
Homemade Paper: Journals and Sketchbooks
Major: Art History
Sponsor: Kirstin Ringelberg, Professor of Art History
Virginia will experiment with different paper-making methods by reusing paper scraps from the Maker Hub and library.
The Painted Phoenix
Madeline Mitchener and Melanie Rodgers
Major: Public Health and Chemistry
Sponsor: Stephanie Baker, Associate Professor of Public Health Studies
Madeline and Melanie want to bring awareness of food insecurity in Alamance County by producing and selling painted bags and clothing.
Majors: Biomedical Engineering
Sponsor: Benjamin Evans, T.E. Powell Jr. Professor and Professor of Physics
Erin is applying her love of baking and exploring new types of measuring tools for cooking.
DMX encoder box
Sponsor: Gregory Thorn, Technical Director, Cultural and Special Programs
Alex is exploring a portable device that lighting designers could use to pan and tilt movable stage lights.
Major: Engineering and Computer Science
Sponsor: Rodney Parks, University Registrar and Assistant Vice President and Assistant Professor of Wellness
Haydn combines his love of fly fishing with engineering by designing a vise that helps fly fishers of any level tie flies.
Wifi LED Controller w/ Sound
Owen Sheed and Shawn Kelly
Majors: Computer Science
Sponsor: Joel Hollingsworth, Senior Lecturer in Computer Science
Owen and Shawn look to improve LED lights for décor by making them easier to use and a better experience for the user.
Sanitizing Bathroom Phone Holder
Major: Exercise Science
Sponsor: Boaz Avraham-Katz , Adjunct Instructor in World Languages and Cultures
Abigail is taking what she learned in her microbiology course and exploring a UV phone sanitizer that attaches to bathroom stalls.