Rice Capo Team

Designing a Less Intrusive Capo


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Membership level
2012-2013 Team
Team Name
Rice Capo Team
Project Title
Designing a Less Intrusive Capo
Design Challenge
Clients John Jaggers and Matthew Carroll challenged the five of us to build a better guitar capo.
What is a capo? Why, I'm glad you asked. It's a bar that clamps across the strings of the guitar to change the key of the guitar.
Current capos get in the way of the player's hand when he or she is trying to play certain chords, and our project aims to eliminate that problem.
The capo shown above is a Shubb, one of the best capos on the market right now and one from which we draw some inspiration.
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  • Freshman Design
Faculty Advisor 1 - Name
Ann Saterbak

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Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen - Rice University

6100 Main Street MS 390 | Houston, Texas | 77005

Phone: 713.348.OEDK

Email: oedk@rice.edu

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