1. Designing a Smart Punching Bag

    January 4, 2021 by Yeli K.

    Driving Question: How might I create a product that allows me to practice essential martial arts skills on the go?

    Summative Product: A useable punching bag/device that I can take with me to term.

    What are you passionate about that led you to choose this project?

    I have been an avid martial arts fan since I was young, practicing arts from kung fu to boxing. Unfortunately, when I travel I’m not able to work on my skills. Losing valuable practice time while traveling greatly affects my performance when I get back to the ring. To remedy this, I hope I can create a product that allows me to travel and continue to hone my fighting techniques.

    Making the conscious decision to dedicate myself to martial arts within the past year has positively affected my physical health. I constantly feel more energized, my stamina has improved considerably, and I’m able to channel my negative energy in a more positive way. This project will provide the tools to maintain these habits even while traveling.

    What was your initial idea and what did you want to do/learn with this project?

    My initial idea was to use a hat with a punching bag, but that didn’t work. I initially wanted to learn more about using different 3D platforms to create prototypes.

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