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Appointment Request Information

Steps

  1. Read through this page for all necessary details.
  2. Complete your Bray User Profile.
  3. Submit one Appointment Request Form per appointment [link at bottom of page].
  4. An employee will review your request and contact you within one business day via email. (The appointment request page is checked Monday through Friday at 9am, 1pm, and 5pm, and once on Sunday afternoon).
  5. Work with the assigned staff member to schedule a timeslot for the equipment you need.
  6. Attend your scheduled timeslot.

Rules/Protocols

  • No appointments may be scheduled during hours reserved for classes/labs for courses.
  • Appointments are three hours max.
  • Appointments must be scheduled between Monday and Friday and start/end between 10:00am and 6:00pm.
  • Make appointment requests at least one day in advance. Same day appointments are still possible, but less reliably scheduled.
  • The appointment request page is checked by staff at 9am, 1pm, and 5pm. Please be patient as your requests are reviewed.
  • Typically, the shop is limited to six (6) appointments at a time. This is subject to change based on the type of training/machine use needed.
  • Message the #bray-palls channel on the Tufts ME Slack if you have any immediate question or concerns.
  • If you miss more than two scheduled appointments with no warning, you will be not be permitted to request additional appointments.

Appointment Request Form

Other Options

Green Zone (Always open, staffed hours to be determined)

Slack Office Hours (#bray-palls on Tufts ME Slack, Tues/Thurs 3-5)

Nolop Maker Space (SEC)

Tufts Students 1st Place in MIT Hack

An interdisciplinary team of graduate students Kim Hallett (Human Factors Eng ’19), James Aronson (Mechanical Eng ’18, Innovation & Management ’19) and MJ Craig (Occupational Therapy ’20) with Cameron Taylor (MIT, PhD Biomechatronics) took home first place in usability at the 2019 MIT Assistive Technology (AT) Hack-a-thon. Their portable bidet, affectionately named The Bom-bidet, was designed with a co-designer who needs to use the bathroom in her workplace independently.

The team met for a few pre-hack meetings and placed an Amazon order that largely consisted of bidets, water guns, and tubing designed for home brewing in preparation for the event. The team presented their solution to judges after 11 hours of hacking. They also provided an Instructables, so other people could replicate the design.

Features include:

-9 inch long nozzle for easy access to those hard to reach places

-32 oz water tank providing 35 seconds of continuous pressurized water

-Single hand grip with right or left hand accessed push button (the water flow stops once released) 

-Kill switch on the water bottle to prevent accidental activation

-Wrist strap to allow the user hands free transport

-8 AA battery pack to allow for portability

This is the second time Tufts students have placed first at the annual MIT AT Hack, with last year’s winning design, CiPods and CiPids Wireless, a device to allow people with a cochlear implant to use ear buds.

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