Avery Gorter, Brian Haan, and Evan Pheneger
An automated baseball launcher was designed in order to make better use of fielding practice time. As designed, the Diamond Trainer can be programmed to rapidly deliver balls to predetermined locations on the field or manually controlled by the coach using a remote. The unit should increase the number of balls fielded by each player during a given practice and could also free-up the coach to work with individual players on their fielding skills. Portability, reliability, and ease-of-use were criteria that guided the group during their design work.