Group 23 - Barbie® Dune Buggy Power Wheels
The course MAE 277, Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Practice, was designed to expose students to real-life challenges and technical aspects faced by mechanical engineers in industry and research labs. The product dissection project allows students to work on project and group management skills, while gaining a better understanding of the technical workings of common consumer products. For this project, Group 23 was assigned the Barbie® Dune Buggy Power Wheels. As the project progresses, from dissection and system analysis to reassembly, students will begin to grow an appreciation for every step in the designing and creation of any consumer product.