Archive for the 'SLaP! Specs' Category
The air benders – 0930
Group Name: The air benders
Class Time: 0930
Team members:
  • Jerami Daniel
  • Kaleb Peaden
  • derrick Contreras
  • Ben Fillipi
  • Husnain Shafqat

have you been in a hot room and wished you had the power of the wind?

we have created a device that utilizes the power of the wind to create a current of air to cool the room and keep the air fresh.


Specifications and Constraints

  • 14 in. tall
  • 5 in. radius of the blades
  • varying motor speed
  • portable
  • less than 2 pounds

Include any brainstorming notes, sketches, drawings, pictures, or any other content you may have generated so far!

Alpha Bravo Charlie – 0930
Group Name: Alpha Bravo Charlie
Class Time: 0930
Team Members:
  • jerami daniel
  • derrick
  • kaleb

[Your brief problem description here]

And fill in the details of the problem down here. Does it have a backstory? How did you identify it?  Etc.

  • You can use bullets to improve readability
  • If your problem consists of multiple elements, consider a list like this!

Specifications and Constraints

This is where the details go! Try to come up with as many measurable specs as possible. Every project will be different, but some projects’ specs may include:

  • Size / Weight
  • Speed
  • Cost
  • Power
  • Safety
  • Materials
  • Reliability
  • Durability
  • Etc

Include any brainstorming notes, sketches, drawings, pictures, or any other content you may have generated so far!

False Smoke Alarm Rectifier – 0930
Group Name: The Avenger’s
Class Time: 0930 
Team Members:
    • Bobby Gaylor
    • Larkin Feikert
    • Mohammad Jahamjar
    • Drew Pettigrew
    • Marlo Griffith

Everybody has been caught, or caught someone waving the kitchen towel in front of the smoke alarm, trying to get the smoke from burning toast away and cease the ear shredding beep-beep-beep. Sometimes they are even standing on a chair or counter to do so.


Specifications and Constraints

  • Should be silent 
  • 6″ fan
  • 9v battery
  • < $15
  • Wire, light switch, plexiglass, fan, duct 
  • Should withstand a lifetime
  • Simple to engage and disengage
  • Regulated only when someone is operating it
  • Clean and simple design
  • Easily accessible 

[Helicopter] – [0930]
Group Name: Helicopter 
Class Time: 0930  
Team Members:
  • Sidney Lendall
  • Kevin Tran
  • Anthony Rodriguez
  • Kip

Problem: Needs a form of transportation in and out of tight situations.

There is a football game in Kansas City on September 9th and Lego Barack Obama wants to make an appearance for a local charity. He wants to be able to fly into the game. A helicopter would be the best choice and should be designed for this specific task.  

  • Must be able to
    • Fly up and down with balance.
    • Take off and land in small areas.
    • Carry weight of 2-4 passengers.
    • Land on a piece of 8 by 11 copy paper.

Specifications and Constraints

A helicopter will be built that will allow room for passengers and will be built to fit certain constraints.  

  • Size/Dimensions
    • Height: 3″
    • Length: 8″
    • Width of Body: 1.5 – 2″
    • Length of Body: 4″
    • Length of Tail: 4″
    • Height of Tail: 1″
    • Large Blade Radius: 4-6″
    • Small Blade Radius: 1″
    • Landing Ski’s Length: 4.5″
    • Landing Ski’s Height: 0.125″
    • Landing Sk
[Team 2 Cart] – [T,R - 0930]
Group Name: Team 2 Cart
Class Time: 0930 
Team Members:
  • Andrew Burdick
  • Corey Cranmer
  • Jayme Fuentes
  • Jacob Marler


The CART corporation needs a simple transportation method to remove the ore from their mines. They are developing a cart that will travel in a single direction once it has been loaded with the optimum amount of ore.

  • Simple motorized cart
  • Cargo weight depresses pressure pad in bucket to initiate movement

Specifications and Constraints

  • Width – 16cm
  • Length – 40cm
  • No: of Wheels: 4
  • Wheel Diameter – 5 cm
  • Motor – 1 small electric
  • Moving weight – 500g – (slightly over a pound)
  • Materials
    •  Wood (16x10x1cm) – 2, (40x10x1cm) – 2 – frame, wheels, axles 
    • Foam – (14x38x1cm) – 1 bucket
    • Rubber (thin latex) – wheel grips
    •  Wiring – approx. 30 cm 
    • String – 50cm – (construction)
    • Tape (Duct) – 60 cm – (construction)
    • Glue – 20ml – (construction)
  •  Components –  1 Toggle switch
  • Batteries – 2 Alkaline AA

Brainstorming list (other ideas)

  • One-way Automatic Door
  • Weight tow
  • Noisemaker
  • Chainsaw
  • Tiny Organ Pipe
  • Tiny Man Kicks Ball (loop)
  • Infinite Marble Track
  • Top Loading Automatic Dart Gun
[The Doofenshmirtzs] – [1100]
Group Name:  The Doofenshmirtzs
Class Time: 1100 
Team Members:
  • Harrison Shelhammer
  • Danny Seltenreich
  • Scott Farewell
  • Colton Berblinger

[(Ski Lift)-inator]

Problem: How can the extreme conditions of hiking up the mountain be reduced by a mechanical design?

  • The time and effort it takes in the hike of the mountain tires people to the point of exhaustion. 
  • The individuals are too tired to continue a second run at the slope.
  • Removing and making skis personal cargo will reduce the stamina of the individual trying to climb the mountain.
  • Skiing would be less enjoyable for individuals because of the extreme climbing conditions.

Solution: This ski lift will be designed to carry individual skiers up the mountain at designated areas to create an easy and comfortable transportation experience up the mountain.

Specifications and Constraints

  • Size
    • 2 main supports, one 6” and 12” high; 3 supplementary supports, one at 6”, 9”, and 12” high.
    • 6ft of cable “string”
    • 3ft of 1/4” dowel rod for pulley track
    • 4ft of 1/2” dowel rod for main and supplementary supports
    • 8 pulleys at 1”-2” in diameter
  • Speed
    • One motor with the gear ratio set at 10 revolutions per minute
  • Cost
    • $1.5 million dollars is the estimate of a real ski lift, our cost limit will be $20 dollars for a model replica.
  • Power
    • 2 9v batteries
  • Safety
    • Manual safety restraints for each passenger
    • Training class for individuals to learn how to enter and exit the carriers
    • Safety cut off switch for emergencies
  • Other Specifications
    • One carrier per foot of string
    • Each lift carries 2 passengers (1/4 ounce) each passenger  
    • One motor mount, need the (specs of the motor to complete)
    • All materials will be treated and weatherproof
    • Periodic maintenance : lubrication of bearings and cable grease
  • Unforeseen expenses





Never Alone – TR 0930
Group Name: Never Alone
Class Time: 0930
Team Members:

Automatic Playground Swing Set

When I was a child, I would run straight to the swings the moment I get to the playground. I love the feeling of nice cool air blowing against me, being high up in the air, swinging back and forth, and having that odd feeling in your stomach whenever the swing went downward. However, I was a small kid, my short legs were never able to touch the ground to push my self. My parents were too busy to keep push me on the swing. I would look over and see other kids happily going high up in the air with their swing and having their parents accompany them. It made me feel lonely and pathetic because I did not have anybody to push me on the swing and unable to push myself high up in the sky like other kids. I would sit on my swing, looking down at my little feet and could not help but wonder why my little legs could not take me up high in the sky like I wanted to. Therefore, the Never Alone Team have invented the Automatic Playground Swing Set! The swing set invention is to prevent other kids from feeling lonely and pathetic on the playground when they do not have somebody to accompany them to achieve what they want to do. Although, its just a small little swing on the playground, the automatic swing will make the kid feel happy again and enjoy the breeze as they go high up in the air. The swing will automatically swing with a push of a button and have safety gear in order to prevent from injuries.

  • The swing will swing automatically by itself with a push of a button
  • Provide the child access to playing on the swing by themselves
  • The child does not have to feel lonely when nobody is there to push them
  • Allow children to experience the wonderful feeling of being on the swing

Specifications and Constraints

  • Size:
    • Length: 6 ” – 12 “
    • Width: 4″ – 6 “
  • Weight: less than 5 lbs without the person
  • Cost: Under $10
  • Power: 3 volts battery
  • Safety: Seat Belts
  • Materials:
    • Platform = woods/Styrofoam
    • 2 motors
    • wires
    • strings
    • little people
    • seat-belt = tape
    • seat
  • Speed: 0 mph < speed < 2 mph
  • Durability:
    • Life time warranty
    • Up to 4 kids per set

Brainstorming Picture

Team Cow – 1100
Group Name: Team Cow
Class Time: 1100 
Team Members:
  • Chandler Bolen
  • Michael Acker
  • Adam Pierson
  • Avery Barker

Alarm System

We want to create an alarm system so whenever a door is opened the circut is completed which will cause the motor to spin. The motor will be attached to a toy cow that will “moo” when flipped upside down. As long as the door is opened the cow will be “mooing.”

Specifications and Constraints

This is where the details go! Try to come up with as many measurable specs as possible. Every project will be different, but some projects’ specs may include:

  • It should fit within a 1 cubic foot area.
  • It should be able to produce at least 1 moo per second.
  • Within 10 dollars 
  • Be able to be powered off a single 9-volt battery
  • Works when the door is atleast 50% of the way opened and can still be opened to 100%.
  • Conservation of power: Will rotate no more than 3 times.
  • Sounds within 2 seconds of activation
[Chupacabaras] – [11:00]
Group Name: Chupacabaras
Class Time:  1100 
Team Members:
  • Zak Hassouneh
  • Alex Hohler
  • Zac Ellis
  • Britton Farney

Problem: Some people are unable to manually wheel themselves in a wheelchair.

  • May not have somebody 24/7 to wheel them around
  • May not be strong enough to wheel themselves up hills if using manual power
  • Could not have the will power to simply wheel oneself

Specifications and Constraints

  • Dimensions
  • Width- 36 to 40″
  • Length 42″
  • Height- 42″
  • Weight capacity
  • Weight of wheelchair- 29 to 39lbs
  • Weight capacity- up to 350lbs
  • Speed
  •  Maximum speed on a flat surface is 10mph
  • Minimum on hill or slope is 5mph
  • Comfort
  • On a scale 1-10 the consumer rated the comfort a 8
  • Needs cushion for long use
  • Needs arm rests
  • Cost
  • Total budget: Roughly $300
  • Power
  • Electrically powered, plugs into the wall, rechargeable battery
  • 12 hour use time
  • 2 gears, first for flat surfaces and second gear for slopes and hills
  • Safety
  • Emergency breaking system
  • Safety bar if one leans to far back
  • Materials
  • Seat
  • Metal Bars
  • Wheels
  • Cushions
  • Motor
  • Electrical gear
  • Cushion and seat fabric
  • Reliability
  • Back up battery in case the first one dies
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Instruction manual
  • Durability
  • Lifetime guarantee on all parts and products
  • Made from the best quality
  • On a scale of 1-10 consumers rated durability a 9 
A++ Travelers – 1100
Group Name: A++ Travelers
Class Time: 1100 
Team Members:
  • Dien Kien
  • Khalid ALmustanyir
  • Rochell Delevante
  • Heber Jimenez 

Transporting large group of people in an airport

  • After a flight you feel physically and mentally exhausted-you have to travel to another gate or pick up your checked in luggage
  • Hassle free and productive method of transporting people in an airport
  • Treadmill like device that will safely and efficiently transport people from gate to gate or to baggage claim

Specifications and Constraints

Safety: will it a have an emergency stop button and where will it be located; height of handrails

Weight limit of transport + weight of transported materials; people weight and luggage weight

Dimensions:  length of transport, width 4 feet wide (2 people stand side by side)

Speed: 2-5 miles/hour

Capacity: How many people can be transported <20

Belt: length/width of belt

physical appearance: should it look appealing

Motor: What type of motor is used and will it be loud

What surface will be used

sensor: something that will sense how much weight the conveyor carries to help control energy uses.


“Cat Mat” Specs – 0930 & 1100
Group Name: TBD
Class Time: 0930 & 1100 
Team Members:

Problem: Cats are Divas. Adorable, snuggly, stinky, picky divas.

Our customers are Nala and Buttercup, two felines who live with their human, Dominic. In their home, they have two litter boxes which are covered by a s box. The box provides privacy and protection from falling objects. However, the box blocks light and air inside the box stagnates. The air inside the box retains its cat-poo/ammonia quality, even after being freshly cleaned.

The customers have expressed their dissatisfaction on a few occasions… by pooping… on the floor. It’s gross.

Specifications and Constraints

Modifications will be made to the box to accommodate the needs of our customers. Specifically, fans and lights will be added to the box to move air and provide light. They will be activated by a cat-sensing floor mat, and deactivated via timer.


  • Quantity: 2 (intake and output)
  • Size: 120mm diameter
  • Power: 12v DC, < 750ma each
  • Air flow: 100cfm (total)


  • Quantity: 3-12
  • Brightness:
    • Minimum: 500 lumens
    • Maximum: 3000 lumens
  • Color: White
  • Type: LEDs
  • Power: 12v DC, < 100ma (total)

Cat Sensor:

  • Style: Mat
  • Size: 31″x16″x0.25″
  • Exterior electric resistance: ∞ Ω
  • Materials:
    • Aluminum Foil
    • Insulating foam
    • Adhesive
  • Weight capacity
    • Minimum for activation: 3lb
    • Maximum: 200lb


  • Power in standby: 0 watts
  • Cost: <$20
  • Power timeout: 3 minutes (adjustable)
  • Other materials:
    • Wire
    • Hot glue
    • 555 IC
    • 12v relay
    • Circuit board
    • Wire plugs
    • Love
The Troubleshooters – 1100
Group Name: The Troubleshooters 
Class Time: 1100 
Team Members:
  • Austin Bright
  • Thomas Simpson
  • Dhafer Al-Mustanyir
  • Luis Cancino


Local children of Wichita, Kansas were at the playground and they really just wanted to get dizzy. The only problem was that their playground had not been upgraded in years. They needed to fulfill their desire for dizziness and there was only one group of guys that they could call, The Troubleshooters.

Being kids ourselves at one point, and maybe one of us still being a kid at heart, we knew what this playground was missing. They needed what us as children had to spin on back in our glory days, A Merry-Go-Round.




Specifications and Constraints

In order to keep these children safe, or at least away from danger on our accord, we need to have some restrictions for the Merry-Go-Round. we are going to be building a model so I will give the specifications and restraints in both the model and actual Merry-Go-Round.

  • Diameter=5 inches. Height=4 inches. Weight=12 ounces (Diameter=10 feet. Height=3 feet. Weight=750 pounds)
  • 60 revolutions per minute (60 revolutions per minute)
  • <$5
  • 9 V battery
  • This needs to have easily grasped bars that have some kind of covering over the metal to keep the bars from being scorching hot for the children. The part where the children sit needs this same covering as well. For those kids nervous about falling we need to add a cage around the trim to keep the children from falling off. this would need a door too.  Also there needs to be an emergency stop button in case one of the riders gets too dizzy they can abruptly stop the ride
  • CD or circular cardboard cutout, pipe cleaners, the motor. We can add to the list as we see necessary.
  • Needs to not have a tilt in the rotation, needs to spin every time that it is in use
  • Must be able to withstand the elements of weather in the Wichita climate. needs to also withstand the amount of children that are playing on it as well as the beating they will put on the Merry-Go-Round as they play.



Cheeze Guys INC. – 1100
Group Name: Cheeze Guys Inc. 
Class Time: 1100 
Team Members:
  • Jublain Wohler
  • Michael Kay
  • Grant Neumann
  • Ryan Robey

Description of the Problem

An easier way to feed paraplegic individuals and others who can not fend for themselves.

  • A conveyor system will carry food to the individual in need of assistance.
  • This makes it easier for the care taker to feed and not have to worry bout running back and forth from the kitchen to the room where the said individual is residing. 

Specifications and Constraints

The specs and constraints for our project include:

  • Less than five pounds, less than four inches wide for the belt, motors included less than 8 inches wide, length will vary from 2 feet up to 12 feet or special requests
  • slower than 3 mph
  • $50
  • 9V battery
  • Use stainless for the belt and all casings to keep as sterile as possible.
  • motors, stainless steel belt, stainless steel funnel, rollers for belt, wires, and glue.
  • With stand a drop of 50 feet

Our idea is to place a funnel at one end with a motor releasing Cheezits at a slow rate. They will drop onto the conveyor belt and be transported to the other end where they will drop into a teammates mouth who is laying and can’t not move.

[Pending] – [0930]
Group Name: Pending…
Class Time: 0930
Team Members:
  • Bobby Gaylor
  • Larkin Feikert
  • Mohammad Jahamjar
  • Drew Pettigrew
  • Marlo Griffith

VERY brief problem description

Define the problem in more detail. Does it have a backstory? How did you identify it?  Etc.

  • You can use bullets to improve readability
  • If your problem consists of multiple elements, consider a list like this!

Specifications and Constraints

This is where the details go! Try to come up with as many measurable specs as possible. Every project will be different, but some projects’ specs may include:

  • Size / Weight
  • Speed
  • Cost
  • Power
  • Safety
  • Materials
  • Reliability
  • Durability
  • Etc

Include any brainstorming notes, sketches, drawings, pictures, or any other content you may have generated so far!

Hello Blog, I’m [Ryan Robey] – [11:00-12:15]
Project Specs Report
Slap project Specs  

Hello My name is Ryan Robey

  • Hobbies- chilling with friends
  • Interests- having fun
  • Family- i have 2 sisters and 4 brothers
  • Where you originate from- no idea
  • Your major (or what you’re considering) and why- im an aerospace engineer i like planes
  • Where you see yourself in 5 or 10 years- i hope to either be in an internship or working for an aerospace program
  • What you expect or hope this class provides- a basic understanding of engineering