Russell English[edit | edit source]
My name is Russell English, I am a student at Michigan Tech working towards getting my Mechanical Engineering Degree. I really like hands on work such as woodworking, metalworking and fixing the never ending car issues. I have worked at Attwood Marine as a Test Lab intern and at Generac Power Systems as well as a Manufacturing Engineering Intern.
Interests[edit | edit source]
- Mountain Biking
- Car Repair
- RC Cars
Experience[edit | edit source]
Generac Power Systems
- Created sequence of events, breakouts, fixtures and work instructions for vacuum and blower models
- Designed new transfer switch hand clamp tester to reduce shoulder and forearm pain during production
- Certified manufacture boat seats using ABYC H-31 standard for static and dynamic testing
- Designed and fabricated fixtures for tests using vertical mill, lathe and TIG welder for high strength product testing
Enterprise[edit | edit source]
Semester 1 Spring 2020
This semester, I worked with Joaquin to refine the tire tank drive system. We assembled the wheels and sprockets and attached the drive chain. I designed a chain tensioner to help properly tension the chain to reduce the chance of slippage. Additionally, the tensioner brought the chain up further on the frame to give the GrowBot more ground clearance and reduce the chain contamination. I developed test to validate the performance and functionality of the GrowBot for the final assembly and during revision stages as well. The test matrix has all of the tests created thus far for the GrowBot and the testing procedures document breaks down each test into more detail for testing.