Forge Garden Scale (Hardware) (ENGR 110, Fall 2019)
Students: Ethan Sparks, Thea Riggo, Eva Kennar, Joce Pulido
Students partnered with master beekeeper Phillip Krieg, owner of HiveMind in creating a hive monitoring system. This system would help beekeepers maintain successful hives and rebuild the honey bee population. Students designed a functioning prototype for a hive scale. This prototype consists of a motor-controlled scissor jack that lifts load cells to the base of the hive to take a weight measurement. Addressing the issue of load cell creep. The prototype is compact, durable, and accurate to the pound.