The engineering design is defined as: the process of devising a system, component, or process to meet desired needs. It is a decision making process (often iterative) in which the basic sciences, mathematics, and engineering sciences are applied to convert resources optimally to meet a stated objective. Among the fundamental elements of the design process are the establishment of objectives and criteria, synthesis, analysis, construction, testing and evaluation.
PROJECT 1 - Last year we examined the build and design of a skateboard. This year we will add challenge to our design production.
With environmental and re-usable materials in the forefront of design, the cardboard bike has become a hot topic of conversation. You will have the opportunity to work in a group of 3-4 people to come up with your own cardboard bicycle.
Check out the following design concept at: http://www.triplepundit.com/2013/07/cardboard-bike-crowdfunding-campaign-failed/
Here you will have a chance to come up with your own design for a new product that has a functional scientific purpose.
Gears that are made out of cardboard
Just to give you an idea. Yes you can make gears out of cardboard.
Other tutorials to help you with your gears:
Handy Cardboard Techniques
Take a look at the videos posted here. Here are a sample of videos posted on Jude Pullen's website.
A great website for anyone interested into going into Industrial Design.