Inventions & Innovations Project Design Briefs
Design a Rover (42653)
NASA, NOAA and USGS have decided to team up and combine their resources to make exploration more cost-effective and efficient. They have asked you and your engineering team to develop small rovers capable of exploring ocean, earth and planetary surfaces.
Design a Skateboard (42655)
The Skateboarding Association of America has hired you and your team to come up with a new design for a board. They want you to throw out all pre-conceived notions of the present-day skateboard. The association is hoping your team and its ideas will revolutionize the skateboarding industry.
Design a Vertical Voyage Vehicle (42651)
Waycool Amusement Park needs a way to easily lift people with a simple device to the upper levels, where additional rides are located. You and your engineering team must design an unusual and innovative lifting device that easily moves patrons up and down the steep inclines.
Design a Recycling System (42657)
The local recycling center would like to offer a can-crushing device to save space and make transport to the recycling center much easier. You and your team have been asked to develop a floor, tabletop or wall-mounted model that uses principles of simple machines, hydraulics, etc.
Design an Alternative-Energy Vehicle (42658)
The U.S. Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency joined forces with transportation manufacturers to develop alternative-energy vehicles. You and your team have been asked to develop an efficient, economical and environmentally friendly vehicle.
Design a Putter (42656)
A miniature golf course requires new putters that include an engraving of the course logo. You and your team have been hired to design these new putters.
Design a Roller Coaster (42654)
An amusement park requires an additional roller coaster. You and your team have been hired to design a roller coaster that meets their specifications for thrill factor and safety.
Design a Windmill (42652)
A California family operates a farm that is not connected to the state's electrical grid. They currently obtain their electricity from a diesel generator. They have hired you and your team to design and build the prototype of a windmill that can generate electricity, do mechanical work, or both, using the amount of wind the area receives.