Foam Wars II

Department - Author 1

Mechanical Engineering Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Mechanical Engineering



Primary Advisor

Sarah Harding


The team producing Foam Wars II consists of three Mechanical Engineering students and five Kinesiology students (three the first two quarters and two the last quarter) at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. The project is the second iteration of Foam Wars as a senior project at Cal Poly, sponsored by Dr. Kevin Taylor under the National Science Foundation grant. Persons with disabilities often feel limited when it comes to recreational activities and Foam Wars would provide them with an outlet to interact and engage themselves in a group setting. The game consists of various wheelchair attachments that would pit two teams of five players against each other, where the objective is to score points by launching foam balls into stationary targets placed around a typical regulation basketball court. The goal of the project is not only to improve upon the previous hardware, but to redesign and refresh the whole game to be more engaging and inclusive for its participants. This document will detail the rules of the game and follow the development of the necessary hardware to implement them.