Group 10 - Snow Blower (Gasoline Powered)
- Work Proposal
- Managment proposal
- In order for our group to successfully reverse engineer our snow blower according to the standards set by our professors, we will need an organized , efficient and collaborative group effort from each of our members. We will need to make use of each of our strongest abilities in order to output the best quality analysis of our product as possible. In order to keep the group updated and all on the same page, we created a Facebook group where all deadlines, information, questions and discussions regarding the project may be posted.
- Meeting Information
- This group will hold meetings at least once a week. More meetings will of course be held whenever deemed necessary. We will vary our meeting location based on the purpose of the meeting. Meetings for dissection will take place in the dissection lab while general meetings will take place in the group study section of Capen Library. Days and time will vary in efforts to try and fit to each group member’s schedule.
- Group Conflict
- In the case of any conflict within the group, the issue will be brought up at the next meeting and discussed amongst the entire group in an effort to come to an agreement. If common grounds are nowhere to be found, the next step will be to discuss the conflict with a professor.
- List of contact information and abilities here
- Product Archaeology
- Project planning Pofile
- User Interation
- Product Alternatives - There are many alternatives to a gasoline powered snow blowers that compare well and show both the advantages and disadvantages of the product.
The alternatives that are offered to a gas powered snow blower include
- Electric (AC) The AC electric snow blower is plugged into an outlet
- Electric (DC) The DC snow blower is powered with a rechargeable battery
- The electric versions offer a size advantage, as they tend to be smaller and lighter and lack the emissions that are released from the gas versions. The main comparison is size and emissions. The electric Snow blower is generally smaller Compared to the gasoline alternative.
The advantage to be had with a combustion engine powered snow blower is that there will generally be more torque and therefore they can be applied to larger heavier jobs then an electric. It’s a preference choice between power and the environment. Although the electrics are more green they can lack the power for heavier jobs and with the power of the gas version comes the weight of a large metal frame and engine. Comparatively electrics cost much less but have their tradeoffs, often pricing around the 200 dollar range. Gas snow blowers as well have their advantages and disadvantages and will run closer to $500 or more. So with higher pricing comes power but mass and emissions and with lesser cost comes a green footprint but less power.