“Ughhhhhh…I’m so hungry! But I still have work to do, how can I order some fast food that arrives quickly? ”
“Then why don’t you try out our new drone delivery? Fast, soft and accurate!”
Hmmm… what is a drone delivery? The hungry man may ask, which also may be your question. Well, drone delivery is a new kind of delivery manner, using drones —–a kind of small unmanned plane as the transportation tool. Even though the technology of it is still waiting for more improvement, drones are already used in the daily life of several regions and countries. And now, our small group HELP! is working on developing the drone package system, mainly the drop with a package of fast food and hamburger. The purpose of this project is to experience what future life may look like and develop our creation and collaboration skills. Our group chose hamburgers as our product because a lot of people are calling food delivery almost every day, and we believe that there will be even more fast food and deliveries like this in the future.
As a member mainly responsible for the materials to use, I have my own research question: What are the best materials for the chute(canopy) that can help control the stability, speed, and accuracy? And as a group, HELP! promises our customers that their package will land at a speed 1.5meters/ second or lower, by developing the rope, size, shape, and materials of the chute.
For recording data, we did a drop 0 investigation a few days ago. The purpose of this is to record down the data of the package when it falls down from the 2nd floor in the FA space to the first floor without any protection. With this data, the group will be able to notice if there will be an improvement after we add on the chutes and protection.
Above all, the main purpose of this project is to develop skills of creation and collaboration, and also try what it may be like if these drones completely combine into people’s everyday lives. My research question is linked to the design criteria of HELP!. Soft and stable material can help control the landing speed of the box, so it is really important to consider the stability, speed, and accuracy when we start testing. For our next step, HELP! will meet together and figure out a specific procedure, limitations and the dimensions, and write down our second blog.