Mini Projects for Engineering Applications 2013

              Lab Projects 2013

       Engineering Applications

GPS ENGR-EA1 – Students will use selected discipline specific engineering tools, machines, materials, and processes.

 

 

Lab Project 2012

For your final project, please choose one of the projects from the listing  below.

Each project must uses at least one or more skills learned or practiced in the

Technology lab.

You may work individually or in pairs. If you work in pairs, you are just as responsible for the entire project as if you were working individually. There will be no excuses, for ex. I finished my part and my partner is absent or is not doing  his/her part.

As soon as you finish any part of the project, turn in that part of evaluation.

Because of the complexity and duration of  each project, once you have chosen your project, it cannot be changed. You will have 1 day to make your project decision.

                     Assigned…………….October 17, 2012

   Project competition date ….November 17, 2012

  Turn in the following Items:

1………….> 5 page technical report………..due…………1 week

  cataloging the project from start to finish A picture with a small paragraph will be considered 1 page, but in the paper , you must describe the project and use standard  elements in project presentations

2) ………….>8-12 slide PowerPoint summarizing project……due…..>  3  weeks

 

3) …………..> 10 pictures of project during different stages of development

 

4) ………………> Extra credit:  A- 5 minute  video  of your project.

 

 

Project # 1

Your project will be to develop a mechanism that utilize hydraulics, AC/DC systems,

computer/robotic interface to operate automatically the process of crushing cans

70% of their original sizes

 

 

Project # 2

Construct a   chair out of cardboard that will support 180 lbs.

 

Project # 3

Build two types of simple model gliders and test-fly them.

Page 520….. Technology Today and Tomorrow

     Project # 4

 Build a vehicle that uses solar energy as its power source

Page 519….. Technology Today and Tomorrow

 

Project # 5

Build  an alternative transportation system for your community  for the year 2015

Page 510….. Technology Today and Tomorrow

 

 

Project # 6

Build a three dimensional scale model  of a futuristic space station.

Page 415….. Technology Today and Tomorrow

 

Project # 7

Select a roadway in your community that needs improvement, make a map of it ,

 redesign it, and create a new map and model your changes

Page 412….. Technology Today and Tomorrow

 

Project # 8

 Design and build  two connecting modular room units for a motel

Page 410….. Technology Today and Tomorrow

Project # 9

Study  three Automotive Trademarks of simple design game.

Chevrolet

Mercedes

Ford..etc.

Design the symbol in AutoCAD, Inventor and the CNC mill

Develop an advertisement for the product including a 3 minute video off the promotion

Page 299….. Technology Today and Tomorrow

 

 

Project # 10

Design 3 items in Inventor and produce them in the  3D printer from composite materials

Page 292….. Technology Today and Tomorrow

 

Project # 11

Design and construct 2 race cars using Balsa wood.

Get your design packet from the teacher.

Compare solid fuel propelled car(space shuttle) with pressurized gas car.

 

Project # 12

T-Shirt designer

Your project will be to gather graphic design and assist students create their own

T-shirts  for this projects.

 

You will create a catalog of all the T-Shirts you will make and instructions on how to make them, including a video demonstrating the process

 

 

Project # 13 Video  

You project will be the daily recording of the several class projects.

You will collect all recording and put them together as a final presentation

Documentation all class projects as a final presentation

Project # 14

Analyze a human joint and design a replacement for it  and create a model in the 3 D printer

Page 573…Technology Today and Tomorrow

Project # 15

Your project will be to create a radio program including commercials, interviews,

announcements just like regular radio.

Video tape the episode for demonstration purposes

Project # 16…..Can Crusher

Your project will be to develop a mechanism that utilize hydraulics, AC/DC systems,

computer/robotic interface to operate automatically the process of crushing cans

70% of their original sizes

Project # 17..Mouse Trap Car

 Design an create a mouse trap car that will out run the science class  race car

http://www.ehow.com/how_2044833_build-mousetrap-car.html

Project # 18…Catapult

Design a catapult launcher that will launch paper ball to a trash can accurately from a distance of 25 feet.

Project # 19…..Bulletin Board Design

Design a  classroom bulletin board using aspects of graphic design that curtails all of the projects that we  study in the lab. Provide pictures, of students working on projects, some student work, nice colorful background. The bulletin board must capture the attention of anyone entering the classroom and must be the center piece of the lab.

 

Project # 20 …Music Production

Music Production….Create 10 short music pieces 1minute and 30 seconds each to  be used as  background music for videos.

Project # 21… Robotic Control

  Program the robot to pick up 6 items and put those items inside a storage bin

Project # 22…Combination Projects

   Design a project that uses a combination of the Learning Activities into 1 project

Combine Robotics and AC/DC systems

Combine Computer Controls and Robotics

Project # 23..Rube Goldberg Machine

 Design a 20  step Rube Goldberg machine to turn on a lamp that uses  all six simple machines.

Project # 24.Roller Coaster Challenge

   Create and build a simple marble roller coaster

Project # 25 Air Powered Car

Design and build a air powered propelled car that will travel the furthest along the floor

Project # 26

Design and build a simple hovercraft using 1 balloon straws, and a water bottle top and a CD.

 

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