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Name: Logan Dillon

Date Started: 3/15/16


Group Members:
Foundations of Technology
Pringles Experiment Design Brief
1.

Period: 5
Due Date:

Date: 3/18/16

Define the Problem


What need or want must be met by the solution?
We need to get a chip through the postal service without breaking it.

2.

Brainstorming
List/sketch possible solutions that might be used in your final design.
each of these ideas relates to the problem statement.

Clearly identify and describe how

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3.

Research and Generating Ideas


In the space below, document your research. Be sure to include proper citations at the end of your
notes.

Notes
The size of the envelope is 3x5
About 500,00 letters are damaged a week.

Citations/References

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4.

Identifying criteria and specifying constraints


What are the criteria and constraints of the design problem?

Criteria
We need the chip to safely make it
through the postal service without
cracking breaking or being damaged in
any way.

5.

Constraints
We can only use so much of each material. The
envelope also needs to be able to pass through the
postal services system.

Exploring possibilities
Reflect on your brainstormed ideas and research notes and describe the plusses and minuses of each
design approach you have considered.

Brainstorming Idea
We put in a square
structure with the
straws on the
outside
We put the chip into
a square structure
with the straws on
the inside
We put the chip
inside the envelope
with protection

Pluses
The chip on the inside will be
safe from low level crushing

Minuses
The envelope may be too puffed up to make it
through the postal service inspection.

The chip will be safe from less


force full crushing. The chip
will also fit with the curvature
of the straws.
Keeps the chip from moving
around inside for the envelope

The structure may be too big for the envelope


and may not fit inside.
There may be a chance that it may get crushed
in transit

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6. Selecting an Approach
a. Enter the constraints and criteria of the project in the first column.
b. Score your brainstorming ideas against each constraint or criterion and indicate how well the idea
meets the criteria and constraints.
3 pts = easily meets, 2 pts = somewhat meets, 1 pt. = does not meet
c. Total the columns and circle the highest score to indicate your best design idea.
Constraint/Criterion
We put in a square
structure with the
straws on the outside
We put the chip into a
square structure with
the straws on the
inside
We put the chip inside
the envelope with
protection

Total

durability

efficiency

Difficulty
of building

Time of
construction
3

3
3

2
3

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7. Developing a Design Proposal


Based on the evaluation of your ideas, develop a design proposal for the highest scoring idea. Include
working drawings (sketches with dimensions, so that you could build your project). Attach your
working drawings to this sheet. Determine the materials you plan to use based on your design. List
the material and quantity below.
Material to be Used
straw

Qty
5

Duct tape

1 foot

Index card

6 cards

chip

8. Making a model or prototype


In the space below, document the construction of the model/prototype. Be sure to include
sketches/pictures as appropriate.
Construction in-process

Construction in-process

Construction in-process

Final Product

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9. Testing and Evaluating the Design, using specifications


As you create your solution, you will perform tests to make sure that the solution is meeting the needs
of the given problem. If your solution does not work, you may need to repeat the previous steps of the
Engineering Design Process, until you find a functional design. In the space below, document the type
of tests you conducted and the results.
Test Performed

Test Results

10.Refining the Design


Based on your tests, what design refinements should be made to the prototype to ensure that it can
satisfy all of the criteria and constraints of the design problem.
Refinements

11.Creating or Making It
Modify your model/prototype to incorporate the design refinements you identified in section 10. What
additional steps would be necessary to produce the final product for the customer?

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12.Communicating processes and results


a) Demonstrate the operation of your Crane Strain device to the class. As part of your demonstration,
describe the steps involved in creating your device.
b) Complete the Crane Strain Efficiency calculations (

and present your data

to the teacher.

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