Animatronic Elephant Calf

October, 2020

For my senior design project, I worked on a developing an animatronic elephant calf for an upcoming expansion at the Nashville Zoo. I chose this project because it is in its very early stages of development. Every single aspect of the design, from mechanical to electrical to software were completely defined by our senior design team. This gave a lot of room for creative design solutions across disciplines, which I really enjoyed.

Our final video deliverable below contains our final design and details the efforts that I put into for the design of the trunk, electronics, and controls.