Welcome to the OIT Design Project Workspace for the Pulley Exhibit

Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT) has come forth in helping The Children’s Museum of Klamath Falls to bring exciting and educational exhibits to the museum. OIT students will be working with the director and museum faculty to create five different exhibits that teach children about engineering and science applications. OIT will be donating the exhibits to The Children’s Museum so they can be viewed by the community of Klamath Falls.

Each group will research different science and engineering ideas to create different learning environments for the exhibits. OIT students will use their engineering skills to create and design the exhibits using a standard engineering design process. The individual groups will then use funding and donations to gather materials to create the exhibit. After the exhibits have been manufactured they will be analyzed to make sure they meet the requirements to
 be displayed in the museum.

Pulley Exhibit:

Our exhibit is to allow children and viewers to see and learn how pulleys work.  A pulley is a simple machine that uses grooved wheels and a rope to raise, lower or move a load. The exhibit will show how man power and a simple machine is used to lift heavy objects with less power. The exhibit will consist of three pulley setups. Each setup will have different pulley setups with the same weight throughout:

  • Setup 1 will be a single pulley with a 10-15 lb weight or sand bag.
  • Setup 2 will be a compound pulley (This will give a mechanical advantage of two) setup with the same weight as setup 1.
  • Setup 3 will be a block and tackle (A block and tackle is a compound pulley where several pulleys are mounted on each axle, further increasing the mechanical advantage. Block and tackles usually lift objects with a mechanical advantage greater than two) setup with the same weight as setup 1 and 2.
As each user goes from the simple system to a compound system and finally to the block and tackle system the effort to pull the weight in the air gets easier as the user progresses through the setups. This will also work the opposite way by having the weight get harder to pull starting at the block and tackle and going to the simple system. The exhibit will have a brief description and history of pulleys displayed on the exhibit. Also the exhibit will have description of each station and how the pulley system works posted on the exhibit

Project at a Glance:

Design and build an exhibit for the Klamath Falls, Oregon Children's Museum. 
  • Make an educational exhibit for children.
  • Ensure exhibit is safe and durable.
  • Project Management
  • Deadline for project: June 3, 2010

Project Objectives

Quick overview of the project objectives:
  • Keep design of exhibit amusing to children.
  • Keep it simple.
  • Ensure safety.
  • Allow exhibit to teach children.
  • If possible keep design compact.
  • Low cost.
  • If possible allow exhibit to be mobile.

Recent List Items

TitleAssigned ToStatusPriorityDue Date% Complete
Project Description/Customer information Team 1.) Active 2.) Medium April 9, 2010 100% 
Introduction/Homepage Jason 1.) Active 2.) Medium April 7, 2010 100% 
Needs Analysis Team 1.) Active 2.) Medium April 12, 2010 100% 
Engineering Design Process/Theory Shawn  1.) Active 2.) Medium April 15, 2010 100% 
Project Planning/Gantt Chart/Task Responsibility Shawn 1.) Active 2.) Medium April 20, 2010 100% 
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Rolling Updates

  • New Pictures and After link New pictures have been added to the existing links. Also updated some of the links to show the finished exhibit. Also have added the after link to compare location of ...
    Posted Jun 9, 2010, 12:07 PM by Jason Green
  • Summary of the exhibit Summary of the exhibit link has been uploaded and ready to be viewed. Please check out the summary. Also go down to the museum and check out the exhibits.
    Posted Jun 8, 2010, 2:00 PM by Jason Green
  • Product Build Description Link The product build description link has been finished and uploaded please check out the link and see how the project started and finished.
    Posted Jun 8, 2010, 1:42 PM by Jason Green
  • Changes Link The changes link has been updated with pictures and information. One more picture will be added soon to finish the link feel free to visit the link to learn about ...
    Posted Jun 8, 2010, 1:50 AM by Jason Green
  • New Links New links have been added but no information in them yet these will be updated throughout the week. Other links have been deleted and other areas per they are no ...
    Posted Jun 7, 2010, 4:06 PM by Jason Green
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Recent Files

  • Idea Generation and Concept Criteria.docx   11k - May 9, 2010, 10:58 PM by Jason Green (v1)
    ‎This gives information on criteria that needs to be met and what the design of the project will follow.‎
  • Task Breakdown.doc   31k - May 9, 2010, 10:57 PM by Jason Green (v1)
    ‎This includes a task breakdown of the pulley exhibit on how the each task is broken up into.‎
  • Proposal children museum.doc   312k - Apr 19, 2010, 4:01 PM by Jason Green (v3)
  • Needs Analysis.doc   26k - Apr 19, 2010, 3:52 PM by Jason Green (v1)
  • Engineering Design.jpg   70k - Apr 19, 2010, 12:09 PM by Jason Green (v1)
    ‎Engineering Design Process‎
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