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Ball Launcher

Hey Engineers, are you up for a challenge?

Here it is:

Build a device with a limited amount of materials that will launch an aluminum foil ball as far as possible. Sounds easy? Well, there are rules, so read the attached documents so you don't risk disqualification!

Follow the engineering design process; identify problems, state goals, brainstorm ideas, select an idea and build it, finally test and revise as necessary.

Your grade will be 50% based on your use of the Engineering Design Process, and 50% the performance of the launcher. The launcher will be graded as a percentage of 19000 points (399cm distance minus all the material penalties).

Assigned: 03/05/18 Category: Assignment Points: 50 Due: 03/22/18