Problem #1- Sandwich Shop


For this problem we had to make a sandwich. The ingredients must fit in a 9″ x 9″ x 9″ box truck, while remaining fresh. Must resemble research & designer drawings. Include construction drawings, building instructions, budgets.


The needed materials were a plate, bread, jelly, peanut butter, knife.

To solve the problem we had to figure out the dimension of each item and organize them in to fit in the box. Another factor we had to figure out was how to keep ingredients fresh and edible until presentation day. The way we got to solving the was problem was simple; got dimensions for each item and locate a proper position in the box for it. To maintain the freshness we included a ice pack after the truck was loaded.



This problem had real-world applications, that is good for relating to future problems/ projects. A few are moving into a new home/ apartment, or loading scenery in a truck for transport, or moving food and materials for a party or catering event. In the real-world some of the times of course you are working in a much larger scale and would require a little more time and planning.



What I really took from this problem was the one of these real-world application; organization and spacing of items. In the real-world or in future problems/ projects, people are ether going give you an area with limited  space, or a fixed space. For example a person is moving to a new home or apartment and they rent a 10′ x 10′ x 10′ box truck. Knowing that fixed space, that person must know where to put each item and the dimensions of the biggest items that is being loaded into the truck.



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