Open-Ended Engineering Design Project I EGN 4930 - Foundations of Engineering (Fall 1999) Goal/Purpose Apply some of the fundamentals of engineering to a group design project. Objectives Design a mechanism to climb a pole. Specifically, the mechanism should be designed to climb a 1/2 inch conduit pipe 6 feet high. Note that 1/2 inch conduit pipe does not have an outer diameter of 1/2 inch. The pipe will be made available to you in EMB 100. The mechanism should also be designed by keeping in mind the following criteria: • reliability of mechanism, • aesthetics, • creativity, and • cost effectiveness. Constraints The following constraints are imposed upon the design: • Only 10 rubber bands can be used to supply all energy to the mechanism for climbing the pole. In other words, no other energy source may be used. • The rubber bands should be a size 64 (e.g., Alliance Advantage Rubber Bands Size 64 sold in a pack of 100). • The power supply (i.e., rubber bands) must be self-contained on the
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This note was uploaded on 06/12/2011 for the course EGN 3000 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '09 term at University of South Florida.