Broke Food Drop 0

In Project Collisions, I am creating a system to deliver McDonald’s by drones. The drone will release the package from a height of up to 10 meters and my job as an engineer is to develop a solution so that the package is protected in its fall.

For Drop 0, a package with the dimensions of 20cm (height), 25cm (length), and 20cm (width) was dropped from a height of 5 meters. Below is a photograph of the package:

The package will hold McDonald’s Burgers, sides, and drinks. Inside, items are organized like this:

The purpose of Drop 0 is to get baseline data about our package. The group developed a testing procedure so that we can be consistent on how data is collected throughout the design cycle.

  1. Check if iPads are both recordings
  2. Check if anyone is near the target. If so, ask them to move
  3. Hold the box right above the target and drop
  4. Take the box to the group table
  5. Record observations of the box and put them on the data table
  6. Record needed information from video data on the table

During the drops, I noticed that our drop is very accurate. The following data was collected:

The average time it took for our package to fall the 5 meters was 1.45sec. Using LoggerPro, we plotted out the fall of the package.

For the first time, we dropped the box from 5 meters above the force plate. The box fell down in a straight vertical line and landed on the force plate but immediately it bounced up and the box fell apart.

A force plate at the bottom of the drop was used to collect data on the impact force of the package. Our group was very accurate in dropping the package. As a project metric for accuracy, we want our package to drop within a maximum of 1 meter away from the target.

The force on impact was 98 N. As a project metric, we decided to reduce the force by 20%, which is about 170 N.

Summary: Project Metrics

Our team has decided that the three most important criteria to design towards are:

  • Metric 1: No spills – Nothing in the box can be spill or break.
  • Metric 2: Low force – Keep the amount of force as low as possible.
  • Metric 3: Accuracy – Land within 1 meter of the target.

Our group is now building the first prototype. I hope that we can decrease the amount of force and keep a soft landing.

Jack Tinne

Story Blurb: Jack is going to move to Mars with his family. There will be no poor people on Mars because they are going to stay on earth and wait to die. On the way moving, Jack fell down from the aircraft. What will happen to him? Will he survive?

This is the Full Story

Shawn Wong Sci-Fi Final


Reflection: The change that we faced is our group have three people and we come up with all three different ideas, so we have to collaborate to make three designs to one that we all agree on. Later, we overcome the problem and made an awesome habitat. I am very proud of my group overcoming so many challenges and we can collaborate all the time and had a fantastic exhibition.

This is the link to my first habitat blog post:


This is my first print
This is my final print

This is our habitat fly-by








Growing & Shrinking Eggs

  • My design is repeatable by another person because I show my work clearly.
  •  I realized that the data table (part of the investigative design) might have been an issuein my data collection because it’s too small and it’s not clear.
  • An improvement that I would make if doing this investigation again is to add more information to my data table. Also, I would like to complete the investigation by identifying all ten consent.
    investigative design
    final models


What? So What? Now What?

What? So What?:

An issue we are facing today that will get worse with a growing population is air pollution.  When I was researching about the problems of today, I read a few articles about the need for fresh air. For example, in “Air pollution could kill 6.6 million people a year by 2050”,  it shows that air pollution can kill 6.6 million people per year by 2050. Also in “Air pollution could kill 6.6 million people a year by 2050”: it saids that if we don’t care about this problem, we can have a bad ending. So I think air will become a big factor in the lives of humans.

Now What?:

One thing I’ve started to do is use bikes to go out instead of using DiDi when is not needed. Also, I’ll make sure to  use less cars.

Maybe Big Data can put you in Danger!


Many people fear that excessive exposure of our privacy can put us in danger! 

 By: Shawn 

Big data can breach your privacy and might possibly put your life in danger! Google Map® can know where you went all day, if your data went to a bad person’s hand, you will be “in danger”! Nevertheless, big data can also make our lives more convenient, as we use it to do everyday tasks. This is important, as this means that we constantly give out our personal information to databases, which might save our life one day. However, this is also risky, because if a company sells the data that you give them, you could never retrieve it back. This essay is going to argue that we can give some of our privacy to companies, but not a lot.  

Many companies may sell our data because they want to make money off that, and no one is checking if they sell your data. When you give your data to companies, you can’t take it back. According to “The Power of Privacy” The Guardian, it said that companies might have an afterthought, which is selling your privacy, that means when they told you that they wouldn’t sell your data, but later they want to sell it anyway. Also, from that video, it says that if they have a name for you and it goes to bad people’s hand, they can get all your information just in a coup of hours. That explains many hackers can get your information easily. So, don’t give them your privacy if you don’t know the company.  

But on the other hand, giving your data to a health company can also save your life. The video “Big Data| Privacy International” by Privacy International says that if you give your personal information to Health Sector Global Development (HSGD), they will know information about you, and that means in case of an emergency, they will know how to help you. IBM Big Data& Analytics Hub by IBM said that 80% of health data from people come from “Health” apps and is stored in hundreds of forms. This means that if you have a Health app on your phone and you complete your personal information form then they will know more about you when you need help. Giving your basic information is not bad, it might help you instead.  

Also, did you know that big data could make our lives more convenient? For example, customer connection. This feature allows you to buy things when you want to. “5 Surprising Ways Data can be Used” by John Rampton, said that nowadays many apps can let you contact your seller. This means that you will know more about this commodity when you want to but it. Also, from “5 Surprising ways, data can be used”, another example is patient care. Your doctor might access a database of EKGs to match your patient’s abnormality with others to see what treatment was most effective in the similar case. This means that you will get the best treatment solution and let you be better. Big data can really make our community be more convenient when you use it in your life.  

In conclusion, big data has both its strengths and weaknesses with using people’s personal data, as it does make your life more convenient. However, as stated above, it also can become dangerous as you give away your privacy and personal data, but if you want more convenient, then you must give some of your privacy to the companies. Considering all the arguments, it can be concluded that big data does have its advantages but not without the risk of endangering your privacy and safety.   

Art Project

Title: Walking to Building

By: Shawn Wong

My final artwork creation looks like the city landmark in Hong Kong- the Bank of China. It represents the modern world, a city that I would call it my second home. I have chosen Walking to Building as my title because I used my August activity data/graph to create the building.


I carved an outline of the bars of my walking bar graph. I created a building which looks like the famous landmark bank of China of Hongkong. I used green as the background color, then I sprayed some black color lightly over the picture.


I like Hongkong and this Banks of China Hongkong is the landmark of Hong Kong. My Family was planning to go to Hongkong for the national holiday and I was excited about the trip.


I want to show my excitement for the August trip in Hong Kong and I think I have achieved this goal through my artwork by using my activity app data/bar graph to create this Hong Kong city building landscape.


I learned how to carve woods and use spray paints for the first time. In addition, I could use data/graphs to create interest artworks. I think my final piece is what I wanted to show. In the future, I would like to use different kinds of methods to create artwork.