Mike's Engineering 106 Project
One of Mike's classes decided to assign a group project to see who could, with limited amounts and types of material,
propel the most pennies at least 5 feet using a balloon as the source of energy. Mike's original idea was to create
a hovercraft. It did work but the group later decided a piston might be more reliable. The first few pictures
are of Mike playing with his functioning hovercraft. The rest are of the group assembling the piston which on the
day of testing in class carried 1000 pennies over the 5 foot mark. The next group in his class managed just over 200.
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© 2004 Larisa Hoke