50 Bagel Yo-Yos

Student in 2.008: Design and Manufacturing II at MIT

Cambridge, MA

February-May 2021

2.008 is the core MIT MechE manufacturing class, which culminates in teams of students designing and manufacturing 50 yo-yos.

Design

After a period of ideation and down-selection, my team chose to manufacturing a sesame bagel with cream cheese. As a New Yorker, I was very excited to work on a bagel-related project.

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Measuring a bagel to provide a reference for the yo-yo

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Manufacturing

This project involved many manufacturing techniques

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including CAD...

Final yo-yo render

...3D printing...

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3D-printed molds for thermoforming

...thermoforming...

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Thermoformed sesame seeds

...CNC milling...

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Milled aluminum molds for injection molding bagel bread and cream cheese

...injection molding...

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Practice injection molding run​

Cleaning out old colors from the injection molding machine

...assembly, and teamwork.

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One of the 50 final yo-yos