Bennett Ferguson

I am a graduating senior with a major in Creative Technologies with a minor in Anthropology. Many of my skills are centered around metal fabrication, but things like work working and Arduino are skills I take much pride in.

Fire Pit


This was my Exit Hackathon project where I wanted to create a project that best represents me. I wanted to make something for the lab that would last for quite a while. It is entirely made of sheet metal that was cut on the CNC Plasma cutter and welded.
CRT 499: Senior Project Capstone
Spring 2021

Chain Axe


This project is a modified ax. The axe's grip was changed to welded chain links. Due to some problems with the forge I was not able to made the head of the axe large. so I spent the rest of the time adding the spikes and sharpening the edge.
CRT 300: Rapid & Improvisational Prototyping
Spring 2021

Paper Rocket


This is an iteration of model rockets, where I'm looking at a variety of alternative materials to be tested to find out what would be best to make the perfect model rocket.
CRT 300: Rapid & Improvisational Prototyping
Spring 2021

Up-Skate


This device takes two LoRa modules that work together as transmitter and receiver. The device is used to calculate speed and display it to users of low-end electric skateboards to assist in top speed management.
CRT 499: Senior Project Capstone
Spring 2021

Crystal Crown


The Crystal Crown is a project that aimed to prototype a light-up crown for a costume. It is hooked up to an Arduino and has been coded to cycle through a multiple of patterns and lights of varying color.
CSC 235: Physical Computing
2020 2021

Nakiri Sushi Knife


This is a Nakiri sushi knife made from a recycled saw blade. It is a finished knife with a dotted handle an wood pins to hold it in place.
CRT 300: Rapid & Improvisational Prototyping
2019 2021

Hammock Stand


This hammock stand was designed for the purpose of being able to lay out in the sun in front of my townhouse. This hammock stand is upcycled from a 25ft piece of scrap metal. It was cut into two 5ft pieces, one 7ft piece, and two 4ft pieces.
CRT 300: Rapid & Improvisational Prototyping
2019 2021

Iron-Ride


Iron-Ride is a detachable skate that is entirely made of sheet metal. It is extremely durable and made for all-terrain skating.
CRT 101: Introduction to Prototyping
2018 2021

Dragon Grill


This Dragon Grill is a full metal grill that is designed to look like a dragon’s head. This project required the cutting and manipulation of metal through heating, bending through the use of the forge and anvil.
CRT 300: Rapid & Improvisational Prototyping
2018 2021

Junkyard Sword


This is an orc sword made from a steel bar. It includes both a grip and a guard. It was made with the forge, and angle grinder, and stick welder.
CRT 300: Rapid & Improvisational Prototyping
Spring 2020

Desktop Turret


This is a prototype for a desktop turret. The turret is controlled by two potentiometers that control the x and y positions of the laser that is mounted on. The laser if fired when the button is pushed along with a neopixel.
CRT 101: Introduction to Prototyping
Spring 2020

Trainer Leash


This project was produced during a Hackathon event. Within four hours I able to put together a functional training leash that assists dog in leash training. There is a toy to show them that it is fun to walk with a leash, and I added elastic to loosen the
CRT 300: Rapid & Improvisational Prototyping
Spring 2020

Cross-watch


This project is for our 399 final, we were trying to figure out if specific crosswalks needed better lighting. Our device is able to track cars coming from north and south, along with the number of people crossing. http://hackberrylab.com/399/blue/chart
CRT 399: Intermediate Design Studio
Fall 2020

Hack-Help


For this project, the Hack-Help, was designed in order to assist teachers in keeping up with the students, and how well they are keeping pace with the lesson.
CRT 399: Intermediate Design Studio
Fall 2020

Homemade Filtered Respirator


This is a homemade respirator made from simple household objects. the body for the majority is just a 2-liter bottle along with two water bottles. the filter portion is just gauze and activated charcoal.
CRT 101: Introduction to Prototyping
2020 2020

Ring Game


The objective is to land on all the yellow spaces, while avoiding the red. Your score is shown both on the LCD and the ring. your high score and score for the round area on the ring as well.
CSC 235: Physical Computing
2020 2020

Air Treks


This pair of Air Treks is a moded pair of roller skates with two brushless hub motors attached to them. The idea for this prototype came from a passion skating, and the need to get around campus quickly.
CRT 101: Introduction to Prototyping
2018 2020