By: Hasan Abdullah (OSIS#200100360)
Group: 1 Class: Introduction to Engineering (Mr.Cornish) Period: 9 Date: May 20, 2013
The project objective was to learn about basic projectile motion theory, the mathematical models applicable to various projectile motion situations (e.g. catapult launch), and construction techniques for specific raw building materials. In addition, a catapult was to be implemented and built based on an existing design; this design was to be documented prior to building, and used as the primary documentary source when constructing the contraption. Furthermore, an eggonaut was to be designed and then built for the sole purpose of protecting a raw chicken egg from breaking when launched from the catapult. Lastly, component designs and scientific/engineering principles at work were to be demonstrated by the model.
GOALS AND CONSTRAINTS
The following were the specifications, goals/requirements, and constraints for the catapult:
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A document on an existing catapult design (including sketches, dimensions, materials, Bill of Materials, and estimated build procedure) was to be created prior to construction This documentation was to then be used to replicate the existing design (original) using all the same parts and materials, within the documented specifications Individual documents were to be produced outlining the work undertaken Contraption was to be fabricated within the provided specifications:
the physical device must:
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be complete and safe load a raw chicken eggonaut capsule easily work; must protect the egg from breaking upon dropping be fabricated at school be left at school be fabricated from supplied materials [similar to those in original design]
A strict timeline was to be adhered to (each day)
After the project objective, goals, and constraints ...
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