Jan. 19-22

posted Jan 19, 2016, 6:05 AM by Michael Reilly   [ updated Jan 19, 2016, 7:51 AM ]
Did you like planes?  Now it's on to cars!

On your first day of the week, you will take the quizzes on both Video Editing and Aeronautical Engineering.  Then, we move into reviewing cars, using these lessons:

You will then MAKE a CO2 dragster, which we will race!  You need to make the dragster design follow the Technology Student Association rules (see attachment at the bottom).

Tues/Wed, after the quizzes, we will move into the robotics room.  You will team up into groups of 3-4 students.  We will review the basics of dragster terminology, and have you practice drafting some designs.  Use scrap paper first, to practice the types of lines, the measurements, etc.  Your first assignment due is an accurate, scaled, dragster design.

Thurs/Friday we will start practice developing the dragsters, by cutting polystyrene foam blocks according to your diagrams.  You can even practice assembling them, rolling them.

Pay attention to detail!!  The subtleties of design will affect drag, push, and other factors.

(The aerodynamics movie - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9ZSAX56m0E )
Michael Reilly,
Jan 19, 2016, 6:05 AM