Design Revisions -(Group 10)
Revision as of 20:29, 15 November 2012 by MAE 277 2012 - Group 10
Battery/ Headlight System:
- The snow-blower, as it is now, is a very mechanical device with almost no electronics aside from the starter motor. The sun goes down early in winter then the rest of the year and so many people find themselves using their snow-blower in the dark or in limited light. The revision proposal to alleviate this issue would be to add a battery and headlight system to the front side of the snow-blower. The battery and light could be easily mounted in multiple locations and would allow the operator to easily navigate his or her area of need. This would also make it safer for the operator since he/she may not hear or see an approaching vehicle or pedestrian but a headlight would increase the snow-blower’s visibility and perhaps protect people from accidental injury. Injury or damage of property would cost the operator money or worse, for something that could have possibly been avoided with the addition of a headlight/ battery system.