University of Maine

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Senior Capstone Project


Yellow Team:

Josh Firmin

Lindsey Belanger

Kyle Hanson

Ryan Reed

Aric Dostie




Project Objectives

The main objective of this project is to fabricate a system that will allow the average wheelchair

user to climb a steep hill without rolling or tipping backwards if his or her hands were removed from

the wheels. In addition, the wheelchair must also remain light-weight and collapsible to its original size, while

performing in all weather conditions, and above all, ensuring the safety of the user.


Our Team

Design Goals

Anti-tipper Design

Anti-Rollback Design

Maine Day Competition

Yellow Team Sponsors



All drawings and designs belong to the University of Maine School of Engineering Technology Senior Design Yellow Team