Pringles Chip ChallengeBy: Sidath Wanigasinghe and Kevin Kubis
Problem Definition We need send the chip to our contact at Conant without the chip breaking The package needs to be small in size
Brainstorming ProcessPossible Ideas Wrap chip in aluminum foil and place in jello Wrap chip in aluminum foil, with a layer of petroleum jelly inside a box Wrap chip in aluminum foil and a layer of plaster/paper mache Make styrofoam molding of the chip and pad the outside of the box
Second Primary Idea Paper Mache mold around the chip
Third Primary Idea Placing the chip inside Jello
Design BriefClient Company: Pringles Department of Procter & Gamble.Target Consumer: PLTW students and teachers at J. B. Conant HighSchool and William Fremd High School.Designers: Sidath Wanigasinghe, Eric Killian, and Kevin Kubis.Problem Statement: Ship a single Pringle’s chip from one high school tothe other without it breaking using the United States Postal Service.Design Statement: We want to be able to successfully ship a single chipusing the most cost-effective method possible, yet keeping the chip in onepiece.Constraints: Use the United States Postal Service flat rate boxes.Keep the chip in one piece.The chip must be edible when it arrives.
Decision Matrix Durability Safety Size TotalsPaper 4 4 4 12Mache MoldChip in Jello 3 4 3 10Styrofoam 5 4 5 14MoldBad Average Good 3 4 5Durability: How much force the package can resist -Scale 3-5Safety: Will the chip be safe and snug? -Scale 3-5Size: How large is the package, ideally it should be small. -Scale 3-5
Testing•The pringles chip container waswrapped in a layer of bubblewrap and polyester cotton. Itturned out to be a very effectivepadding/cushioning system.•I dropped it three times frommy room window, which is 11feet off the ground. Each timethe pringles chip came out of thebox unscathed.
Conclusion After doing all the steps of the design process, we successfully made a sufficient package that could send the chip over to Conant