In the beginning of the school year we were introduced to our new project for the semester. Within this project we must design a fully functioning cannon. This cannon must have the ability to rotate, elevate, and shot a projectile a great distance. Today, our main goal was to begin discussing what our plan of action was. We decided that we will begin by figuring out how we are going to elevate and rotate our cannon. We began to brainstorm some ideas such as a microwave like design for rotating the cannon and a table for the base, but nothing was set in stone yet. Next class period, we continued brainstorming so we could have a clearer course of action for the days to come.
We started this project going strong. We had come up with many ideas that seemed very good in our minds. We made multiple drawings and we watched multiple Youtube videos talking about different gear systems and how they could make our cannon the best it could be. It took us many class periods before coming up with an idea for a barrel support. Everyday, we went straight to the drawling board to work on our cannon design. After using the drawling board to help brainstorm multiple ideas, we were able to begin designing in Onshape.