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DU3_92681_Team 4 - Design Project Fall 2011 Design Update 3...

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Unformatted text preview: Design Project Fall 2011 Design Update 3 92681 Team 4 Ping Pong Ballers September 28, 2011 We have each contributed significantly to this assignment and understand what it presented Signature Date Signature Date Padraic Flynn Tomas Hoffman Signature Date Signature Date Brian Lubnow Alex Yi Revised Problem Statement Design a marketable, adjustable, accurate ping pong ball launcher that is capable of launching a ping pong ball to a variety of distances relative to the launcher, with multiple launches to the same point taking place with maximum precision. Concept Generation a. For the generation of the design concepts the group used two methods. The Morph Chart method and basic brainstorming. We used the brainstorming to come up with the functions our ballistics device had to perform, as well as 3 designs that could perform these functions in different manners. The Morph Chart was used to decide what device the group would mimic, and improve on for the project. Means Functions Solution 1 Solution 2 Solution 3 Generate Energy Store Energy Transfer Energy Release Ball Guide Ball Increase/Decrease Energy Withstand Recoil Limit Error (Chart used to choose the best device) b. Possible Alternatives Option 1-Wooden Crossbow Launcher Figure 1:Wooden Crossbow Launcher Drawn by: Tomas Hoffman This device uses a system of rubber bands and clothespins to recreate the design of a crossbow, though repurposed for launching ping pong balls. It features a holding crossbow, though repurposed for launching ping pong balls....
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