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IT 407 Projects on Display Dec. 1

Industrial technology and packaging students in the Orfalea College of Business are selling unique gifts just in time for the holidays.

Cal Poly’s industrial technology and packaging capstone course, IT 407: Applied Business Operations, empowers teams of students to explore the full spectrum of product design, manufacturing and sales. Across a 10-week course, students must invent a unique product, prototype their design, invest in raw materials, standardize manufacturing, produce 100 units, market the product, and sell all units.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, Dec. 1: Trade Show at Cal Poly on Dexter Lawn 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 1: San Luis Obispo Farmer’s Market 6-9 p.m. near 669 Higuera St.

Keep It Phone CaseKEEP.IT Phone Case

The KEEP.IT phone attachment allows consumers a convenient way to store all their necessities on the back of their phone. Its secure and sleek design also integrates storage of a house key. Built out of lightweight aluminum and accented with a customizable wood inlay, the team successfully combined security and space while maintaining aesthetic appeal.

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Pitchmark CardPitchmark Card

The Pitchmark Card is an all in one handy tool incorporating a smooth and unique design to enhance your golfing experience. It contains a divot repair tool, a bottle opener, and two ball markers. Pitchmark Card is a product made by Cal Poly students. Only 150 units are available.

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WestCoasToolWest Coast Tool

The WestCoasTool is a sports multi-tool for snowboarding/skiing, surfing, and skateboarding. The product is made from aluminum and tool steel in a compact California case that includes a bottle opener. It features a wax comb and fin key for surfboards, a 3/8-inch, ½-inch and 9/16-inch wrenches for a skateboard; and Philips and flathead screwdrivers for snowboards and skis.

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The Eqwine is a wine and bottle opener marvelously crafted into a carabiner shaped like a Cal Poly Mustang. The product is made from aluminum. The Eqwine is perfect for picnicking, backpacking or celebrating the end of a long day.

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Posted Nov 29, 2016

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