Tag Archives: design and engineering

Pascal Triangle

In my math and science class we are looking at math problems and their relationship to urban planning. For my project I chose to look at the Pascal Triangle. The Pascal Triangle is really fascinated and the amount of patterns in it is mind blowing. I connected the math of binomials to the engineering process for blueprints in urban planning as Read More…

“Spiderbine”~ DC Wind Turbine

In our design and engineering class, we worked on our Unit 3 projects with wind turbines. First, we researched the process and purpose of wind turbines. Then we looked at the cost and energy effectiveness of wind turbines. When meeting with CEO of Windonics, Alex, we learned about the different types of turbine designs as Read More…

Design & Engineering: Building a Wind Turbine

In my Design and Engineering class, my peers and I built a wind turbine! Now, I’m currently building a wind turbine for my art class as well, so I saw this as an opportunity to take the lead and help my classmates who are a bit more unfamiliar with wind turbines. In the beginning, I Read More…

Basic Wind Turbine – HP

For our design and engineering class, we looked into another clean energy alternative. We built a basic, home made wind turbine and learned about it’s benefits and setbacks, and how to build one. To do this we sculpted small pieces of cardboard to act as the devices to catch the wind. We attached this to Read More…

Home Made Solar Panel HP

For our design and engineering class, we split up into groups of 2 to create home made solar panels. These solar panels ideally could be recreated and used by people (low budget project) and use to heat water for their homes/businesses. We learned about different measurements of heat and energy such as joules and kelvin. Read More…

Hand Washing Station-JP

  In many countries, people don’t have access to water to wash their hands. This causes many people to get sick and even die. In my design and engineering class, my group made a hand washing station to try to solve this issue. The materials we used were three pipes, a water container, water, tape, sticks, string, and Read More…

Design & Engineering: Building a Water Station

This week in my Design and Engineering class, we created a water station of our own design. One thousand children in India die of diarrhea; if every child had access to a hand washing station as simple as the one above, that statistic could be cut in half. The goal was to create a washing station Read More…

Water Station~DC

In my Design and Engineering class, we created water stations in groups following  the engineering process. We worked step by step, finding problems in other countries related to water sanitation and then using our stations as ways of solving those problems.  I  learned how important it is to be specific about measurements and what you need for Read More…

Water Station

For the first Design + Engineering project as action, we created a water station. My group, AW, BR and JDT, identified global water problems and designed a water station using the 8 steps of the engineering design process. We faced some difficulty with the framework of the water station and it’s ability to support itself, but Read More…

Water Station : Design and Engineering Project 1

This is a water station that we built for our first project.  It is in response to disheartening stats that can be seen in the presentation below. My favorite part of the project was actually constructing the project in the park and seeing it come to life, and work. Hopefully our project can be a practical Read More…