Dr. Steve Swanson
The Boise State University Microgravity Team has been challenged with designing a mechanical Zip-tie tool to be used during EVA missions on the ISS. NASA is looking for a new tool that will allow astronauts to fasten zip-ties to secure wires and hoses. This tool would need to have a number of zip-ties stored internally, be quickly reusable, and would need to be easily and safely operated by an astronaut in a single handed operation.
Akhtar, Nuha; Brown, Dylan; Crayton, Adam; Fernando, Joshua; Darden, Julian; Lindsey, Keith; Long, Madison; Nguyen, Victor; Overmyer, Genevieve; Peña, Ian; Roberts, Morgan; Samolis, Ryan; Smith, Alex; Witter, Soren; and Varland, Iz, "The ZERO: Zip-Tie Revolver" (2023). 2023 Undergraduate Research Showcase. 56.