Date of Graduation

Spring 2016

Document Type

Honors Research Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science


Mechanical Engineering

Research Sponsor

Dr. Scott Sawyer

First Reader

Dr. Graham Kelly

Second Reader

Dr. Joan Carletta


This report documents the process I followed while working on my senior design project. It includes how I decided to build a Smart Coffee Table, my engineering process, the design of all features and mechanical components, relevant research necessary to complete the project, the performance of the structures, the methods for controlling and powering the table, and any problems along the way. Over the course of the last two semesters, I learned valuable lessons pertaining to working on a project from start to finish as an individual rather than in a group.