Egg Car Project – Formulate The Problem
The task I need to solve in the egg car project is to design and create a car that could carry an egg down a steep ramp, hit a wall, and still keep the egg intact.
In my opinion, I think the most important “knows” about this project is that the car with the egg inside, will go down a steep ramp, hit a wall, and still keep the egg. Also that there are 3 checkpoints in the project, the first checkpoint is on January 17, where the car needs to be able to roll, the second checkpoint is on January 31, where we need to increase the net force of our car, meaning that we need to make our car accelerate faster, the third and final checkpoint, is on February 15, where we need to reduce the collision force, which means that we need to protect your egg. Also, the car needs to have at least 2 safety features built-in, and has to have an easily accessible “seat” for the egg. Finally, the car can’t be more than 15 centimeters on any side.
One important “need-to-knows” is how high/how steep the ramp is. Also another important “need-to-know” is whether there are material restrictions. I would also like to know whether there is a minimum amount of posts we need to publish, or if it’s up to us. Finally, are there going to be a weight and material restriction?
One next steps for solving this task is to ask Ben some of the questions I have. I could also start to come up with design ideas I have for the car, and begin to think about possible materials that I might use. During class lessons I could pay attention, and ask for help when I need help.
Egg Car Project – Awareness Of Constraints
One constraint of the egg car project is time. Our car needs to be able to roll by January 17. The cars acceleration would need to be increased by January 31. Finally, the collision force of the car must be reduced by February 15. Another constraint of the egg car project is the dimensions of the car. The car can’t be more than 15 centimeters long on any side.