Toy Design Obstacle Course Challenge

Event Date: July 12, 2019
Time: 2:30 – 3:30 PM
Location: ME 1130
Contact Name: Terrell Glenn
Contact Email: glenn3@purdue.edu
Priority: No
School or Program: Mechanical Engineering
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Toy Design Class and the C Design Lab is hosting STAR I Final Presentations for the GERI 2019 Summer Residential Program! This event will take place this Friday, July 12, 2018 from 2:30 – 3:30 PM in room 1130 in the Mechanical Engineering building. The Toy Design Summer Workshop is a combination of lecture-based and project-based classroom exercises. The students have been working in groups to complete certain engineering challenges, but also work individually for a more personalized learning experience.  In the first week of this toy design workshop, we covered topics such as:

  • How to sketch
  • Strength of Materials
  • Reverse Engineering
  • CAD & Rapid Prototyping
  • Basic Circuit Analysis
  • Controlling toys via WiFi
  • Designing Toys with Recycled Materials


During the last four days, the students have been designing toys for an Obstacle Course Challenge where each team will be given a toy to design for the obstacle course. The toys include a car, boat, catapult, and a bridge! Each of these toys will be controlled with their phones via WiFi and will be designed to work together to complete the Course. We hope to see you in attendance today! Upon your receipt and review of this message, if you have any questions or require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact Terrell Glenn as he may be reached via email atglenn3@purdue.edu.

We would like to acknowledge NSF Factory of the Future and collaborators, GERI, IGERT and the School of Mechanical Engineering for their support over the years to enable our sustained deep STE(A)M offerings. Students in 7-8 and 9-11 surpassed expectations often doing things at mid to senior the undergrad levels.