Projects at think[box]


SoftWorm II Structure February 5, 2014

SoftWorm II is a peristaltically-driven robot using a printed FDM mesh for an external structure. Each truss can rotate freely about a pin and there are four degrees of freedome at every intersection. The robot moves by contracting or expanding actuators along the length to simulate the undulation and movement of an earthworm. The students involved in this project are Hillary Bunnelle, Maria Lorkowski, and Ronald Leibach. 

Ronald Leibach -

think[box] Circuitry Piano February 5, 2014

Decorated as part of the Play Me I'm Yours event in University Circle from July through September 2013, think[box] teaching assistants Kellie Pasini, Jevon Montague, Raymond Krajci, Kristina Collins, Bernadette Marconi, and Fynn McPherson made an electronics themed piano using paint and laser cut components. But, really, Kellie carried the team on her back.

Hive Workstation Concepts February 5, 2014

The Hive Workstation is the flagship product of Abeo Design, LLC. This work cell was designed by Daniel Cuffaro, Chair of the Industrial Design Department at the Cleveland Institute of Art. A prototype made in think[box] during the early phases of design helped project partners visualize the design, which is now being sold nationwide to higher-education institutions and businesses. Read more about Hive Workstations in Cleveland Magazine or at Abeo Design.

Daniel Cuffaro -

Ecospinners Fuel Cell Bicycle February 5, 2014

EcoSpinners is designing an integrated and programmable electric bike with a proprietary fuel cell range extender. The bike’s power pack is a hybrid of advanced lithium-ion polymer battery and liquid-fueled fuel cell. The critical part of the bike design is a low-cost fuel cell, running on non-polluting and recyclable liquid fuel that allows an increase in range without increasing the cost of the power pack.

Jean Zhao -

think[box] Model II Glasses February 5, 2014

These stylish glasses were made 100% from start to finish in think[box] using materials made available to users. 

Peter-Michael Webb -

Direct Liquid Cooled H-Bridge Manifold February 5, 2014

This project was an H-bridge to drive a quasi-constant wave solid-state musical tesla coil. John Forcina worked in conjunction with tesla coil legend Steve Ward. 

John Forcina -

"Pulse" - Illuminated Fashion February 5, 2014

This entry for the In The Dark illuminated fashion competition organized by the Cleveland Institute of Art, features dynamic multi-colored changing light strips that respond to the model's movement.


Raymond Krajci -

Ben Horvat -

Eric Payne -

Marcy Kniss -

Corrugated Material Flammability Experiment January 22, 2014

An experiment was conducted to examine the effects of varying corrugation on upward flame spread on thin, solid fuel. The samples for testing were formed on molds laser cut at think[box].

Gabriel Nastac -


Sprāv Shower Meter October 22, 2013

Sprāv is a wireless water meter that gives you control of your water and energy consumption. Using a combination of instant feedback and usage tracking, Sprāv gives you the tools to reduce your utility bills as well as your eco-footprint.

CJ Valle -


TAG Games August 27, 2013

A project focusing on developing and evaluating a novel approach for assessing an individual's cognitive, fine motor, and working memory skills via tangible interactive games. 

Kiju Lee -