Design a Plane Painting Machine

Design a Plane Painting Machine


in this design challenge you will have to think like an engineer just like Caitlyn and Jennifer to design your own plane painting machine your machine will need to be able to reach all the different parts of where you’re painting the plane so what are some of the things we need to think about before building so you’ll need to consider how you’re going to get the paint on the plane you’re going to have to look at what part you want to move if you want to move the plane or if you want to move the marker or paintbrush and how to stabilize all of that so that it will stand up and not fall over just like an engineer you will need to plan and think about the different options you have when building your plane painting machine what parts do you want to stay still what parts do you want to move around how will they move around let’s see some examples this is the plane painting machine that i made this is the body of the plane so it’s supposed to be the fuselage of the plane and I put it on this dowel system so that it could rotate so that I can paint the plane more easily what are some features that make sure you can move the paintbrush or marker around easily to paint your plane the joints that I used on the arm that holds the marker is much like an elbow it bends so that it can paint on the plane and move up and down with some flexibility once you’ve built your plane painting machine you can test it by using paint or a marker to create a design or color your plane part keep in mind you might have to redesign your machine depending on how well the test goes or if you want to change what kind of plane part you want to use just like Jennifer so I tested my prototype by using the marker to color a piece of paper I had taped to the side of my plane and when it didn’t work very well the first time I had to do a redesign and that’s when I put in the crank system and the flexible straw and I found it the marker colored more easily on the side of the plane are you ready to make your own plane painting machine check out the activity on the curiosity machine

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