Safe CrackingReference ID: P110
Students must build an electronic safe. Safes must keep a top secret power pellet safe. Thieves get two minutes to steal the power pellet without setting off the alarm! This team building problem solving activity challenges creativity, workmanship, and resource management.
Intro to Engineering Design
Engineering is a CAREER. Engineering is a DISCIPLINE. Engineering is a PROCESS. Learn the fundamentals of engineering design to lay the foundation for your own INNOVATIONS!
Engineering Design ProcessAsk. Imagine. Plan. Create. Test. Improve.
Engineering Design NotebookA foldable personal engineering design notebook
It is amazing what we can do when we control electricity. Circuits can get complicated quickly but this challenge takes the most fundamental aspect of controlling electricity and turns on the light of your imagination
MacGuyver Season 3 Episode 9
Watch "MacGuyver" Season 3 Episode 9 - This is the inspiration for the Safe Cracking activity!
A simple sketch on a napkin has been the start to countless inventions. As today's inventions get more and more technical - diagramming has graduated from gravy stains to great ways to get your ideas to come to life.
Testing, Tolerance, & Reliability
IT WORKS!!! One of the greatest feelings in an engineer's life. Until it doesn't - and it won't. Test it - over and over. Tighten it up - reduce your error margins. Redundancy rewards you with reliability.