Science Project:First Blueprint
We have started with the blueprint for our hydraulic system: scissor jack. The task of it is to raise/lower any objects put onto it. The materials we chose are:
2 syringes, copper wire, Popsicle sticks, cardboard piece(square), hydraulic tube,needle.
The syringes and hydraulic tube will move the jack to raise and lower it. The jack will be made out of Popsicle sticks while the top part(where the object will sit) will be a piece of cardboard. Using a needle we will put small holes in the sticks and put copper wire through the sticks to hold them together.
The scissor design is used because it is simple and requires less work to move up and down. As the syringe only needs to push on one part to move the jack.
The design will work like this:one syringe is pressed down and the fluid will move to the second. Connected to the end of the second tube is a Popsicle stick that is connected to the bottom 2 Popsicle sticks. As the syringe end moves, so will the Popsicle sticks, raising the object.