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.