Duration: 2-3 weeks
Software: Student choice
This project starts by introducing the value of reverse engineering, designing a product from or for existing goods.
- Reverse engineer a 2x2 Lego brick with students.
- Measure all vital features. Explain that the core value to how Legos work is that they all meet specific standard measurements.
- Follow reverse engineering Legos with Eco-Housing as a solution for sustainable living styles to help benefit the environment.
Students research features that are desirable for Eco-Housing and incorporate that into a Lego house design made up of 3 pieces; 1 for the floor, roof, and wall. This forces students to create new unique Lego bricks that don't exist but still connect together to make a product.