# Function: Crane (To help people lift heavy objects)

## Function: Crane (To help people lift heavy objects)

by jannut nadeem
## 1. Forces

### 1.1. How will torsion affect the structure?

### 1.2. How will compression affect the structure?

### 1.3. How will tension affect the structure?

### 1.4. How will shear affect the structure?

### 1.5. What is the maximum amount of weight this structure can carry before it fails?

### 1.6. Where are the strongest and weakest points of application?

### 1.7. Which structural components would be most effective on this structure?

### 1.8. How will the outcome of forces being applied to a symmetrical design be different compared to a structure that is of asymmetrical design?

### 1.9. Would faulty construction be very effective if the structure were to fail?

### 1.10. Could foundation failure even occur when building the crane?

### 1.11. Would a string be convenient as the lifting part of the pulley mechanism?

### 1.12. New node

## 2. Stability

### 2.1. Where is the center of gravity?

### 2.2. Does the structure have a low center of gravity?

### 2.3. Will the structure fall forward with the weight?

### 2.4. Should i include a counterweight?

### 2.5. How much should the counterweight weigh?

### 2.6. How wide will my base be?

### 2.7. New node

## 3. Form

### 3.1. What type of structure will it be?

### 3.2. Will it be a frame, solid, shell or combination structure?

### 3.3. Will this structure be symmetrical?

### 3.4. Will this structure be asymmetrical?

### 3.5. Where will my pulley be?

### 3.6. Where will my counterweight be?

### 3.7. How many Popsicle sticks will i use?

### 3.8. How much glue will i need?

### 3.9. Should I use tape as well as glue?

### 3.10. How much string will i use?

### 3.11. Will i have a platform to hold my weight?

### 3.12. New node

### 3.13. Will i use cardboard?

### 3.14. Will I use more cardboard than popsicle sticks?

### 3.15. Will my structure meet the height, width and depth requirements?

### 3.16. How wide will my base be?

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