Poster Title

The Chrome Carrier

Grade Level at Time of Presentation

Secondary School

Institution

Project Lead The Way - Kentucky

KY House District #

24

KY Senate District #

14

Abstract

Tim Lyons and Matt Deacon came to our group with a basic Laptop Cart used throughout the Marion County School District. They reported problems of messy wires and slow plug in time rate. We were given the opportunity to innovate the cart from all aspects, while improving the time spent putting the Chrome book in the cart, thus giving the teacher back the valuable teaching time lost due to the design of the cart. While looking at other designs that although have better designs, they were not cost efficient for the district financially.

Our plan was to be able to organize the wires on the inside while also innovating the cart to where a student could just slide a laptop into its slot and it plug in automatically. We would need to invent a device that holds the male part of the charger still in the back of each laptop slot so one could plug in a laptop at ease. Once this was complete we would need to test how much quicker it was for students to plug in laptops with our carts versus a stock cart already used in our district by timing several trials.

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The Chrome Carrier

Tim Lyons and Matt Deacon came to our group with a basic Laptop Cart used throughout the Marion County School District. They reported problems of messy wires and slow plug in time rate. We were given the opportunity to innovate the cart from all aspects, while improving the time spent putting the Chrome book in the cart, thus giving the teacher back the valuable teaching time lost due to the design of the cart. While looking at other designs that although have better designs, they were not cost efficient for the district financially.

Our plan was to be able to organize the wires on the inside while also innovating the cart to where a student could just slide a laptop into its slot and it plug in automatically. We would need to invent a device that holds the male part of the charger still in the back of each laptop slot so one could plug in a laptop at ease. Once this was complete we would need to test how much quicker it was for students to plug in laptops with our carts versus a stock cart already used in our district by timing several trials.