Finally Putting MechE To Good Use
Written by Bwog Staff
Late one night, Bwog received this tip from an enterprising Butlerite:
An archaic fix to an archaic problem: one of the stalls in the men’s room outside butler 209 has had a broken lock for YEARS. It took one brave, yet disgruntled mechanical engineering student to finally do something about it.
Your not-so-anonymous tipster/resident tinkerer,
Eager to find out more about this innovative invention, Bwog followed up with Justin, SEAS’15, on this masterful invention:
Justin Birmingham: I’ve been scheming that string fix for months, after being walked in on in that stall at least 3 times.
Bwog: It looks very well thought out. Which cad program did you use to simulate the stress?
Justin Birmingham: PTC Creo.
Bwog: Wow. Did you encounter any problems in the manufacturing process?
Justin Birmingham: I used my pocket knife, which has an intrinsic error margin of plus or minus 3mm. That could open up some potentially big problems in mass production.
Bwog: True, but we noticed that it does have very few parts on the bill of materials, that will certainly help with cost.
Justin Birmingham: Yeah but manual labor is expensive. I dont have a fucking knot-tying machine, bro.
Bwog: Do you have any ideas for improving the process in the future?
Justin Birmingham: More string. More poop.