In my Design and Engineering class, we created water stations inspired by Tippy Tap that followed the engineering process. My group and I researched global water and hygienic problems and used ideas from the Tippy Tap video. We faced one major constraint which was that we decided the main structural support of our water station would be a tree. This became an obstacle because we hadn’t thought through how to get our structure securely on the tree. We also had to make it versatile for people of all shapes and sizes to be able to easily use the station. I learned that something so simple can do great things and potentially save lives.
September 25, 2012, by HM