Army Supply Drop Challenge

May 2, 2012
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Student Reflection - May 1, 2012

This week’s innovation challenge was very fun for me and my group because there were many ideas bouncing around for cushioning and support, but then another group member and I both remembered a lesson from our physics lab dealing with the minimalizing of impact. We remembered that if something was placed in the bottom that could be crushed, then the impact on the glass would be a lot less. Therefore, we decided to use aluminum foil to create cylinders that we would place in the bottom. These would crumple under the weight of the glass and absorb the impact. Also, we decided that it would be a good idea to place foil on the sides and in between the glass in case the canister fell on its side or top. I feel like this challenge actually showed how our classes apply to real-world problems. I learned a lot from it, and I can’t wait until next year’s challenges!

Winning Reflection - Kevin Feltz

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