Egg Car Project: Develop

Well, I was too late to test my egg car for the first time, but It didn’t exist at the time considering I had no car to test at the time. So the failures were that my car didnt exist, so it couldnt roll and it didnt have a part where the egg can easily get out, but a success was that it met the requirement of being less than or equal to 15 cm on each side.

At the time I recieved feedback, My car was almost completed, so the feedback I recieved from my partner was to glue the wheel back on (since it fell off during the journey from home to school) and that’s all.

I got lazy and to roll my car didnt need wheels since the base was a peanutbutter jar, so i just had to remove the other wheels. It met all constraints including having a seat for the egg inside and two safety features (i would glue elastic to the egg seat so its able to hold an egg and act as a seatbelt while the remaining peanutbutter inside would act as the ‘airbag’ for the car.

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Define: Egg Car Project

For my egg car, i decided to use a seatbelt and an “airbag” for my car’s safety features so the egg wont crack. I thought these features would be suitable because a seatbelt keeps the egg from jolting forward and possibly breaking and the “airbag” would cushion it, both of these safety features work over time. According to the readings, a seatbelt “keeps you from flying through the windshield or hurdling toward the dashboard when your car comes to an abrupt stop.” meaning that it can possibly stop the egg from taking damage when the car crashes during the crash test. The articles also said that, “A seatbelt applies the stopping force to more durable parts of the body over a longer period of time. ” which for the egg means that its whole being will not take damage since it doesnt have any limbs or anything. In one of my safety car readings, it says that airbags “reduce the risk of dying in a direct frontal crash by about 30 percent.” meaning that the egg may not crack during the crash in a crash test. So if I used a seatbelt and an airbag in my egg car, the egg most likely wont break if i implement them correctly though these features work over time so i have keep that in mind.

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The task it to design and construct a car that will carry a raw egg.

The most important knows about this project is that a raw egg will be a passenger and we need at least 2 safety measures so the egg doesnt break. And the egg will have a crash test May 16-17.

The most important need-to-knows are the date the project is due, ways that I can reduce the forces the egg experiences during collision. And what category I was going to post this post in.

I will use information about possible safety measures I can use in my egg car from articles Ms.Liz gave to me and I can also research even more ways to reduce the force effecting the egg passenger.

The cart must have an easy accessible “seat” for the egg but the car cant be no more than 15 centimeters on each side ans should be customized with the specific user,(an egg) in mind. I also have to use materials, aside from the ones Ms. Liz provided, from old toys, such as buttons, wheels, and more. The project is due on May 16-17.