Title

The Dangerous Roof

School Name

Center for Advanced Technical Studies

Grade Level

12th Grade

Presentation Topic

Engineering

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

Our Project aims to tackle the problem of fall injuries related to cleaning roofs and gutter systems. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons around 500,000 people are treated for ladder-related injuries. The CDC states that over 150,000 people need medical treatment due to roofing accidents every year. The CDC also says that 97% of all roofing and ladder accidents happen at home. Suggesting homeowners are at a much higher risk of getting injured when on a ladder or roof cleaning debri. The solution we have developed utilizes a remote controlled vehicle. To build this vehicle we are using VEX motors, mecanum wheels, and other VEX parts to assemble the core. Specialized tools will either be 3-D printed or fabricated. These tools that the vehicle will be equipped with are specifically designed for cleaning gutters and sweeping roofs. It will be put on the roof using an adjustable pole with a hook system. Once placed on a roof it will be able to drive around and remove 80 percent of debris with the operator safely on the ground.

Location

HSS 109

Start Date

4-2-2022 10:15 AM

Presentation Format

Oral Only

Group Project

Yes

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Apr 2nd, 10:15 AM

The Dangerous Roof

HSS 109

Our Project aims to tackle the problem of fall injuries related to cleaning roofs and gutter systems. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons around 500,000 people are treated for ladder-related injuries. The CDC states that over 150,000 people need medical treatment due to roofing accidents every year. The CDC also says that 97% of all roofing and ladder accidents happen at home. Suggesting homeowners are at a much higher risk of getting injured when on a ladder or roof cleaning debri. The solution we have developed utilizes a remote controlled vehicle. To build this vehicle we are using VEX motors, mecanum wheels, and other VEX parts to assemble the core. Specialized tools will either be 3-D printed or fabricated. These tools that the vehicle will be equipped with are specifically designed for cleaning gutters and sweeping roofs. It will be put on the roof using an adjustable pole with a hook system. Once placed on a roof it will be able to drive around and remove 80 percent of debris with the operator safely on the ground.