The Flying Parachuting Genie

This toy works by aerodynamic levitation. The air pressure produced by a motor powered fan against the child’s hands acts to counter the force of gravity. There is also a parachute that releases if the child lifts his hand rapidly to hit the base of the toy that would be attached to a spring, causing the parachute to spring from the back of the genie and for the fan compartment to drop. The toy would be safe for ages 9 and up. Most parts of the toy would be made from plastic, making it a very durable. The construction cost would round up to about 40 dollars.

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Sarah Habib
Carnegie Mellon University
January 26, 2010