The MARC Project

What is MARC?

Learn about the inspiration behind our idea.

Problem

We created a product that made mechanical contraction more efficient, by using electromagnets to mimic a “robotic” muscle.

Inspiration

Taking inspiration from the human muscle, it’s purpose is to retract and relax in such a way to levy motion in an arm.

Innovation

Using electromagnets, the device collapses together and expands outward upon command, unlike any current robotic arm.

Execution

Potential applications for this technology include manufacturing, prosthetics, transportation, and more.

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SkillsUSA North Carolina SLSC
Greensboro, NC | April 19-21, 2016

About Us


"Without change there's no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement."

MARC (Mechanical Apparatus for Robotic Contraction) is a device invented by the Middle Creek High School Engineering Team.

Taking inspiration from the human muscle, it’s purpose is to expand and relax in such a way to levy motion in an arm. Using electromagnets, the device collapses together and expands outward upon command.

This technology could be applied to virtually any setting involving robotic arms, acting simply as a muscle. Potential applications could include manufacturing, prosthetics, transportation, robotics, and more.

Currently, MARC is in the prototyping phase. Using 3D Printing Technology, we are able to develop a functional prototype that can contract and expand easily. We will be using this prototype to develop more potential uses to expand it's applicability.

Our Team

The 2016 Middle Creek High School SkillsUSA Engineering Team
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Thomas McCullough III

Senior
1st Place :: T-Shirt Design :: 2015 SkillsUSA North Carolina SLSC

National Competitor :: T-Shirt Design :: 2015 SkillsUSA NSLC

Second year in SkillsUSA
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Delaney Mizell

Senior
1st Place :: 3D Animation & Visualization :: 2015 SkillsUSA North Carolina SLSC

4th Place :: 3D Animation & Visualization :: 2015 SkillsUSA National Championships
Second year in SkillsUSA
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Gerrod Ubben

Junior
1st Place :: Engineering Technology :: 2016 SkillsUSA Local Competition

First year in SkillsUSA

Middle Creek High School
Apex, NC

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