Vehicle Versatility: An Olympic Tradition . By: Kevin Uyleman , Tiffany Ng, and Sandy Dos Sanjos. Vehicle Versatility: An Olympic Tradition Group #7 Kevin Uyleman , Sandy dos Anjos , Tiffany Ng Marlborough High School STEM ECHS October 25, 2013. Step 1 Define the Problem.
By: Kevin Uyleman, Tiffany Ng, and Sandy Dos Sanjos
Kevin Uyleman, Sandy dos Anjos, Tiffany Ng
Marlborough High School
October 25, 2013
The goals of the project are:
The parachute had several designs made by different kinds of people such as Leonardo da Vinci (who used the weight of the jumper) or Jean-Pierre Blanchard (who focused on the safety limits).
Fact: The word parachute was made by combining the two words para- and chute
Para means “Defense against” while chute was French for “Fall.”
The Wright Brothers came up with the designs of many planes and gliders and made many improvements. This led from wooden airplanes to high-powered biplanes.
The egg could be held in a carton cell and placed in a Styrofoam cup. A Styrofoam bowl could act as a roof to prevent the egg from falling out, it would taped from the inside of the bowl to the inside of the cup. Also, a trash bag parachute to slow it down during the air challenge.
Rubber bands can take a large amount of force. So we could cut out the bottom of the cup and glue 5-6 rubber bands both sides of the bottom of the cup.
The egg could be held in place buy string on all sides. Also, a wooden base could protect the egg from the air challenge and water challenge; it will also help the device float.
We decided to go with these design ideas:
3 ½ inches.
Ideas that could have made our design better: