Team Tech 2019

This year, Team Tech is working with John Deere to create an attachment for their tractors to make the equipment more accessible for customers with a wide variety of disabilities. So far, our team has worked on developing a lift system for users who find it difficult to get into the tractor. We have also worked on a steering mechanism to reduce the force and range of motion required to operate the tractor. In the beginning of February, the team went to a John Deere site off campus and talked with two sales people who answered our questions about the logistics of the project. We learned about the functionality of the tractors, took measurements, and some of our members even got to operate the tractor. We hope that John Deere is impressed with our prototypes, and that our hard work will benefit users with disabilities.