Identify, refine, resolve. This design process is followed by Evan DeGray, a Lassonde Studios resident and Multidisciplinary Design major in nearly all of his pursuits, and it has proven worthwhile and effective in both his academic and entrepreneurial ventures. Founder of Rugged Components LLC, a company borne out of a need for better tool placement on both mountain and racing bicycles, DeGray said that the idea came from his “personal frustration with current products.” As an avid cyclist and racer of mountain bikes, DeGray found himself dissatisfied with the options available and started designing something innovative. The result was “a simple and elegant solution that would work on most bicycles,” said DeGray, who is participating in the Foundry at the Lassonde Institute. The Dialed Cap is the world’s first steer-tube integrated multi-tool, designed to last with heat treated steel and aircraft grade aluminum components so you will never forget your tools again. Learn more at ruggedcomponents.com.
Find this article and a lot more in the 2017 “Student Innovation @ the U” report. The publication is presented by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute to celebrate student innovators, change-makers and entrepreneurs.