Group 18 - Barbie™ Ford Mustang

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Summary of Project

Our project for MAE 277 was the Ford Barbie Mustang. It was designed in 2007 and production for it began in 2009. Its intended customer is focused at the parents buying the car for their daughter age 3-10. The actual car works off of two small electrical motors which receive their power from a 12 v Lead Acid battery. The car operates on three different speeds including reverse, forward at 2.5 mph, and forward at 5mph. The actual signal controls for their car are rather simplistic and work off of human energy of turning the wheel to steer the car and change the shifter to control speed. The rest of the signals are controlled from the accelerator switch being activated by human input which sends a signal to the battery to direct energy in the motors which in turn moves electrical energy where the energy is transformed to rotational mechanical energy of the wheel. The car mostly consists of varying types of plastics including Polypropylene for the outside body and ABS plastic for the tires. Virtually all of these parts were made through injection molding. The actual disassemble and assembly require little technical skills and tools. The whole car can be taken apart with a Phillips head screwdriver and hammer.

Fisher Price Power Wheels Barbie Mustang


Gate 1: Request For Proposal

The link below navigates to the Gate 1: Request For Proposal page which outlines:

Group Members' Skills
Management Proposal
Work Proposal

Gate 1

Gate 2: Preliminary Design Review

The link below navigates to the Gate 2: Preliminary Design Review page which outlines:

Preliminary Project Review
Project Dissection
List of Subsystems and Their Connections

Gate 2

Gate 3: Coordination Review

The below link navigates to the Gate 3: Coordination Review page which outlines:

Cause For Corrective Action
Component Summary
Design Revisions
Solid Modeled Assembly
Engineering Analysis

Gate 3

Gate 4: Critical Design Review

The below link navigates to the Gate 4: Critical Design Review page which outlines:

Gate 4 Purpose
Product Reassembly Plan
Post-Reassembly Analysis

Gate 4