STEM School Chattanooga InvenTeam

,
Detector of bicyclists in protected bike lane configurations

The STEM School Chattanooga InvenTeam invented a system to detect bicyclists in protected bike lanes and signal drivers of their presence. The flush-mounted ultrasonic detectors are mounted to curbs. The detectors triggers an overhead signal located near the standard traffic lights to warn drivers of a bicycle in their blind spot. Bicyclist count, direction of travel, and speed data are sent to the city of Chattanooga to understand traffic patterns, triangulate their data with existing 360-degree video, and improve safety for bicyclists and drivers.

Blog

April 14, 2017

4/14/17: 

April 14, 2017

4/11/17:

April 14, 2017

4/8/17: 

April 14, 2017

3/15/17:

As soon as a day after our technical review, our presentation was already paying dividends. Our team was invited to present to the Chattanooga Engineers Club on the 13th of March. We decided to send the girls of our team to go speak, who demonstrated our lit up signal, as well as the first prototype of our casing to the engineers. The presentation proved a success, with the Engineers Club donating $1,000 to our travel funds to MIT. Thank you to all to those who have supported us throughout our journey as an Inventeam!

April 14, 2017

2/29/17:

April 14, 2017

12/21/16:

Recently, Tony Perry came to visit our team in Chattanooga! To start off the day, team members Alayna and Alyssa gave him a tour of STEM School to give background of who we are as a team. Afterwards, we ate at the local restaurant Urban Stack, giving each person an opportunity to speak with him personally. Once we were finished, we proceeded to go to the Edney Center, where we presented our invention and the progress we've made. It was an amazing opportunity to get feedback from Tony face-to-face, and we hope to exceed his expectations for our team.

April 14, 2017

11/20/16:

April 14, 2017

11/15/16:

On November 9th, our InvenTeam participated in the Spirit of Innovation Fair, located at our Chattanooga Convention Center. The room was filled with booths hosted by various local companies, including our local Volkswagen firm and EPB Fiber Optics. Although this is very early in our prototyping process, it gave a great opportunity to get the word out about our ideas, as well as receive professional opinions on how to improve.