I have to design an item for my engineering class that prevents a dresser from tipping over when a toddler stands on a pulled out drawer. The item cannot attach to the wall or floor.
Most Helpful Guy
No, it's not a good idea.
Some stupid ones:
- Put the center of mass further in the back of it.
- Build some mechanism to retract the drawer back to a safe position, when pressure is applied (without chopping off the child's fingers)
- Build a mechanism to deploy an extra pair of legs in the front, when pressure is applied to the drawers.
This can be done if the drawer's sliders are mounted in a single column, with some spring actuated mechanism.
I told you they were stupid ideas... besides the obvious stupid ones to naturally extend the legs of the dresser
Most Helpful Girl
I wouldn't suggest suction cups as a form of attachment (especially as a preventative measure, to protect children). Suctions, even some really strong ones, are dependent on the type of material to hold their suction; dry wall is not a good surface to hold a suction.
If the item you have to design can't attach to a the wall or floor, where would you attach it? Just trying to get an idea where these suctions would attach, if not on the wall or floor.1
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