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Applied Engineering

Toy Creation That Taught So Much More

By Robert Kiesel, Ermias Wogari, & Lee Tartar

Robert Kiesel is a Junior at Millersville University where he is majoring in Applied Engineering and Technology Management with a concentration in Robotics and Control Systems. After graduation, he would like to find a job in control systems engineering. He started the K-2SO design project as a class project where he and a small group had to design, model, and 3D print their final project. He really enjoyed this project because it allowed him to expand his knowledge and skill with the 3D modeling software SolidWorks. Through the design process, Robert was able to use previously acquired knowledge

from taking two design courses using SolidWorks at Solanco High School, along with his new knowledge from his class ITEC 342, Computer-Aided Engineering Drawing. He and his other group members proudly display their final piece of work in a display case at Osburn Hall. 


process of sketching, designing, and printing works. The skills he learned in this project were very educational for him. He already began using some of the concepts he learned such as different drafting skills and creative thinking. Ermias's goal after he graduates is to immediately work in his field for a while. However, while working he wants to create technology that can help solve problems for people living in improvised areas. If he can make a living doing that, he will do that full time and be self-employed.

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Ermias Wogari is a Sophomore at Millersville University. He is in the Applied Engineering, Safety, and Technology Department and is majoring in Automation and Intelligent Robotic Engineering. The project that he was involved in was done for his final project for his Computer-Aided Engineering Drawing class. Their model was based on the Star War's universe character named K-2SO, which was seemed in the movie Rogue One.  Ermias's goal in working on this project was to not only create a great model, however, was to apply the skills he learned in his class and get a better understanding of how the

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Lee Tarter is an Applied Engineering major with a concentration in Robotics and Control  Systems Technology. He is also pursuing a minor in Computer Science. Lee is a Junior at Millersville University. Lee was tasked to work in a group with two other students, Bobby  Kiesel, and Ermias Wogari to create, design, and 3D print an articulating figure. He completed this project for Computer-Aided Engineering and Drawing (ITEC 342) taught by Professor  English. The work presented in this journal was conducted for the final project of the class. Lee has worked with CADD software for 5 years and has extensive

experience.  Lee plans on interning this summer at Applied Controls in Malvern PA and will use the knowledge gained from this project to work in a team environment to complete various tasks. 

Author's Note:

We would like to thank our faculty member advisor, Cindy English, for her support and for pushing us to exceed our limits and try our hardest. Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Robert G. Kiesel at

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