Project Collisions: Blog Post #1

On Monday, January 7, I began Project Collisions with an egg drop. This design challenge was to drop a raw egg from a height of 5 meters without breaking it. A material list with items to purchase was provided. My first design was inspired by a video we watched during class. It is a paper cone with the egg inside so that the sharp part of the cone takes the impact of the five-meter drop.

Then, working in a group, we decided to add a parachute in hopes of it slowing down during the drop.

As the egg was dropping, I observed that the parachute made our design turn, causing our egg to be released and broken.

Our design was successful/unsuccessful because our parachute design was too small, and our cone was not very aerodynamic.

Next time, I would either make a bigger parachute or (if I decide to not include a parachute idea) make sure that our design is able to drop straight down (to make sure that it is aerodynamic).

Project Collisions is using the idea of drone delivery. During my research, I learned that there are many important and hard aspects of making a drone delivery. For example, if you are delivering food by drone, you have to check a few things. Some things include temperature control, correct destinations, and safe landing.

Through this project, I hope to fail many times so that I can improve and make the most efficient design based on my previous mistakes.

Science Blogpost #1: Define and Inquire

What is this engineering task?

Design and create a device that transfers energy

 

What are you thinking about doing? (this can be multiple ideas)

I am making a homemade fan that is made with magnets

 

Embed images and links of ideas you like/don’t like

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ANALYZE those ideas: What are the pros/cons about those ideas?

Pros: It works, can cool the air

Cons: not portable, battery unsustainable, fan move left and right inconsistently

 

Categorize post: Science, Grade 9, Engineering, Design

 

Summer is coming soon, my project will help those who complain about the heat. This homemade fan is made to cool down objects. This fan can be used by anyone.  I am using my own creativity adding on to some inspirations on the internet to create this magnet powered fan. It is powered by a battery, using the strength of 2 magnets. When the fan is activated, it will transfer it’s electrical energy to kinetic energy. This is because the fan needs electric energy to spin, and then when it spins, kinetic energy is formed. Therefore this project is focused on a device that transfers electrical energy to kinetic energy. I can create my project on a stable platform so it will be portable and convenient to bring around. I will paint the base with different colors to make it more aesthetically pleasing. The existing products for precedents are fans and air conditioning.

 

For this product, I have to consider the safety, usefulness, and efficiency.

Science Engineer Project # 1: Define and Inquire Copy

What is this engineering task?

: During this Science-Engineer Project, students are designing a device that converts energy, taking a renewable energy & converting it to electrical energy, and creating a device that can be used to teach. The point is that we need to express our understanding of energy transfer. ‘Engineer’ means any engagement in a systematic practice of design to achieve solutions to particular human problems, and we are using our scientific ideas on designing and creating.

What are you thinking about doing?

: I am planning to create a device that transfers either sound, thermal, pressure force, to electric energy and make the light bull works. However, I am sure that I am not going to waste the electric energy to make the electric energy. I hope I can create the new energy transfer techniques.

The advantage of my idea would be saving the energy, but it will be hard to make a successful design.

Scientific Ideas

Sound – electricity generator

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XU_OHh2JR1c

Piezoelectric

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACsy6xSIBm8

Science Engineer Project # 1: Define and Inquire

What is this engineering task?

: During this Science-Engineer Project, students are designing a device that converts energy, taking a renewable energy & converting it to electrical energy, and creating a device that can be used to teach. The point is that we need to express our understanding of energy transfer. ‘Engineer’ means any engagement in a systematic practice of design to achieve solutions to particular human problems, and we are using our scientific ideas on designing and creating.

What are you thinking about doing?

: I am planning to create a device that transfers either sound, thermal, pressure force, to electric energy and make the light bull works. However, I am sure that I am not going to waste the electric energy to make the electric energy. I hope I can create the new energy transfer techniques.

The advantage of my idea would be saving the energy, but it will be hard to make a successful design.

Scientific Ideas

Sound – electricity generator

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XU_OHh2JR1c

Piezoelectric

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACsy6xSIBm8

Kindness

1. Greet others every morning

2. Share my things and not be selfish

3. Be responsible and respectful with others

How i will be a kinder person
No language bully, example Korean people use Korean bad say to Chinese that is not good.

My first catchall

I can use this catchall to put my iPad, headphone, or some books in. Also i can hag on my ID card, my key. Also on the side of my catchall, i stick my skeduel. And the tape is use for stop make my catchall moving .

My biggest success was cutting wood. Because someone stood my wood that I cut. And the Skills that I learned or developed were using drill to drilling. Overall, I think this product was unsuccessful because i want to put more stuff, but there’s less time, and someone still my stuff. This is why i think my product is unsuccessful.

My hunanaties Goals

I think that i need to work on my attitude towards challenges because i have noticed that when i am given a challenge, my attitude is not always positive. To achieve my goal, i will look at the positives of the challenge such as what i will learn and how it will help me. I will make sure that i am achieving my goal by going towards challenges when i have the choice.

Make It: Define and Inquire.

I had learned how to used the makey makey board. My audience is the parents and the older students. A problem I have is that there are not enough games that is challenging enough. I was inspired by a friend in america to make this game. It is challanging to make the scripts for the dragon.

 

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