Gravity: space weight belt design


The rules of gravity are meant to be broken–BY YOU!

Your mission: Design a weight belt for astronauts on the Mars space station.
The basics:
Gravity: What goes up, must come down–except in space. To help astronauts stay healthy in low gravity, make them a massive belt to add mass around their middles.
Resistance: Astronauts need it for decent workouts in space gyms. Give them enough resistance to keep fit–but please, don't crush them.
Got that? Good. Get started  

To make your weight belt a success, consider the following critical design criteria.

  • Target market: astronauts
  • Size limitations: weight should replicate the weight of an astronaut when he or she is on Earth
  • Materials to be used: nylon fabrics and available materials on the Martian surface (for example, rocks!) to provide added mass

Gather your materials

Software: Do you already have 123D® Design? If yes, you can skip this step. If no, download and install the software first.
Design files: Your astronauts need accessories, such as a water bottle and walkie-talkie. We don't want them to dehydrate! Be sure to download the 123D® starter files.
Guides: This final package includes the step-by-step videos that will show you how to bring your design to life. Download video tutorials or watch them online.
Share design files: Download Autodesk 360 to share, edit, and view design files with your teacher and classmates. Includes 5GB of free cloud storage.

Getting to a successful design

Learn more about your mission.

Make your belt

Ready for liftoff? Follow the guides you downloaded in step 2, or watch them online to design your belt. When you are done, share your design in the showcase.
Gravity: space weight belt design
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Level: Beginner
Time: 1-5 hours