Senior Design Overview


Team five found this project appealing because there were many aspects of the original design that we felt could be improved and modified. Our team worked off the previous Calvin Bolt Vehicle and focused on enhancing only the braking and steering systems, which are located in the front side of the car. Additionally, to make it a proud to Calvin College Engineering Department, team five established a documentation software to keep track of all records for future senior design teams.

This project is a great learning experience to understand how design processes are performed in engineering. This project on the car braking and steering systems allowed us to test the original systems, define the problems, specify requirements, and provide the best solution for difficulties we must overcome. Team five confirmed that the car is now fully functional with our improvements on the systems re-designed. If you like to read more, please take a look at our website!