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Revision as of 00:36, 18 April 2016

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This page discusses the Lego Makerspace project, working for Zane Middle School to provide a storage facility for legos that can also transport them from class to class. The Narwhal Team created the prototype and design for the table that will be used by 6th-8th graders at Zane Middle School. The school is located in Eureka, California. Team Narwhal was assembled through Humboldt State’s Intro to Design course instructed by Camille Penny.

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During spring semester of 2016, Zane Middle School has come to ask Intro to Design students to help them design and construct different projects. Our project is Lego Makerspace. Our client wants a table where the students have space to play and construct the Legos. Furthermore, the table must offer storage areas for the Lego pieces and design booklets. In addition, the client will share this table with other classroom around campus so lightweight and portability is highly considerable. As a result, by being portable, our client can store the table anywhere on campus with ease.

Problem Statement and Criteria

The objective is to design a cart for Zane Middle School that will store and efficiently transport efficiently an indefinite amount of legos from class room to classroom and it is convenient that the cart design provides a play space. The cart must be safe and durable for use around kids. The cost must stay below $300 dlls. It must be lightweight and made from recycled materials to support and show sustainability. the cart design must provide enough storage volume and must be appealing to the eye.

Citeria Weight (1-10) Constraints
Safety 10 Safe to be used by children.
Durability 9 Resistant for children.
Cost 8 Can not exceed $300.
Weight 7 Lightweight.
Sustainability 6 The design should utilize as many recycled materials as possible.
Storage Volume 5 Additional space for storing.
Aesthetics 3 Looks clean and professional.

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Description of Final Project

The based of our design is an Oregon Trail wagon that we have found at the Scrap Yard. In addition, we use polls to increase the height of our design by 10 inches. With the increasing height, the space underneath the tabletop will be extra storage space. Moreover, we also find an aluminum top that is hollow inside. Having hollow middle part of our tabletop, we can use it to store the Lego pieces. Furthermore, we also found an old street sign that we use as the top layer on our tabletop. The street sign is lightweight. As a result, the street sign is perfect for our expandable tabletop.


Image Description Price per Item Price for Whole Project Place Purchased
No image yet Wagon 25 Arcata Scrap Yard
No image yet Table Top 10 Arcata Scrap Yard
No image yet Sign 9 Arcata Scrap Yard
No image yet Plate 5 49 Arcata Scrap Yard

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Testing Results

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