For my capstone, I decided to use the engineering experience that I have and perfect face masks. When trying to perfect the face masks that we now wear on a daily basis I looked at ways to bring comfort while maintaining safety. My first design was to use LEDs and place them around the exposed breathing holes of a face mask to bring the normalcy of breathing in fresh air but still providing protection. After finding that the route I was taking was too complex for my means I instead decided to keep it safe and simple. The idea arose to create a sliding circular object that can be manually spun open/close depending on the environment the wearer is in. I have pictures taken from Fusion 360 to show the original design and the shift of my final product and a video showing the creation of the piece to satisfy my Capstone requirements.
Link to Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqWipaAcWTg