Top 5 Design Constraints
1. Constraint: Aesthetics of the jump. The aesthetics of how the jump will look, how to construct it so it is high quality, and working thru the process of exactly what aesthetic to use and determining how to make it look good.
2. Constraint: Materials. Finding affordable materials which match the aesthetic is challenging.
3. Constraint: Aesthetic of the remote. My group member has a fantastic idea to embed the remote in a crop. The aesthetics and engineering of this idea is somewhat difficult because crops aren’t hollow- so this will have to be designed and made.
4. Constraint: Engineering the power supply and jump construction. Constructing a jump standard which is weather resistant, easy to build, and looks good to house the actuators which will move the jump up and down. Engineering how to provide power to two separate actuators that are 12 feet a part (and make sure they are synchronized).
5. Constraint: Money and time. My original aesthetic to use lights and clear, modern materials may take too much time and money (and be difficult to construct easily depending on the material properties and equipment). The aesthetic may need to be modified, or re-imagined depending on the materials, money and time available.