I planned out how I should design and build my car. I did this by creating a prototype for my car and I also used what I had around in my home to build this car
Throughout the process of creating my egg car. I have come across some complications about how I should build my egg car. For example, materials I should use and how I should apply them to my egg car. I first had a plan to make a safety box and a seatbelt for my egg car but I never made them. Underneath the cotton balls I attempted to make a box to cover my egg but that did not work out.
Reflect on the results
My car did not successfully meet all of the project constraints. I was successful in having my car under 15 cm on each side, having wheels, a seat for an egg and for having 2 safety features. I was not successful in protecting my egg from the crash.
I was successful during the process of completing almost all of the constraints and being on track with
During this project I learned that I should be following the procedures and steps I give myself to follow.
Next time I do a project in my future courses, I will make sure I follow the steps I give myself to follow. I had everything planned for this project, however, I did not follow the steps I said I was going to take when I first started.
When testing my egg car it was not fully successful. Some of the things I encountered was having my egg carton piece come off and my car jolting into the door very hard. Two successes I had were the egg car rolling smoothly down the ramp and having my safety cushions and box stay in place.
Synthesize and analyze feedback
My partner gave me feedback on my egg car before I tested it going down a ramp. My partner told me I should protect the surroundings of the egg so that it does not crash and for me to add more cushion.
Revise the solution
I am going to work on creating a stronger crumple zone for my car and a secure egg seat with a seatbelt for my car. I do not want my passenger to die in this competition. To also protect my egg I will add more cushion around the safety box to protect the egg from crashing.
I plan on having the following materials used to make my car
Rubberbands for the seatbelts
Cotton balls for the cushion
Thumbtacks or Plastic poles to keep the seatbelts in place.
Popsicle sticks to make a box around the egg.
First, I will start making the seat for my egg and the seatbelt for it.
Second I will construct the safety box for my egg. This will surround the egg.
Create a plan for testing
This car is made for a single rider. It is something for one person to complete simple everyday tasks. This is something for a bachelor to buy.
I will know my car is successful because it protects the bachelor from getting into any severe crashes. There may be minor crashes here and there but overall, I believe they would be safe due to my safety box, crumple zone and also the seatbelt.
By reading information from articles provided by my teacher, I have come to the conclusion that I would like to use a seatbelt and a crumple zone in my egg car design. These two safety features can help prevent people from dying in a crash/collision.
For example, some pieces of information I gathered are: