Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Engineering final serves up a good lesson at MCC-Longview

Tennis Rockers

Can you serve a tennis ball perfectly? It is a task that is impossible by itself, but Nicole Pflumm's engineering class was tasked with designing, fabricating and assembling a device that would do just that.

Nicole Pflum’s Engineering 113 class held the design competition at Summit Park tennis courts.

The goal of the design was to make a tennis ball launcher that served as a human would, close to the net and near the back corner of the court. The team projects ranged from bungee cords to pressure driven propulsion.

During their project students have a chance to learn team work and design skills for engineering applications.

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