Our topic is transport, so our first step was decide the main functions of our design:
To get this functions, we had to focus on nature. Some of the natural ways to transport are wind (seeds), sun (sunflowers), water (seeds aun fish eggs). So the main function must be reducing the waste of energy.
The non-negotiable fact is safety. Another facts could be, ecological and cheap.
To simulate our design, we chose a mountainous area (rainy, windy and with big temperature differences between summer and winter)
The users of our proyect could be rural people (remember it was a mountainous area), who needs accesibility.
The main needs are local moves. Non international moves, just between two villages, or village-town.
We had to look for natural organisms who moves in an efficient ways.
Some of this models are:
Mistletoe: The birds come and eat his seeds, son wen the bird goes to another tree, and do his natural needs, the seed grows up in that new tree.
Ibex: These goats have developed an efficient way to move between the rocks.
Warm air currents: The birds use the air currents to fly without any spent of energy.
Flying spiders: There are some spiders, wich make a special net like a parachute, and when the wind comes, they throw the net and go away flying.
Slime mold bacteria: This is a bacteria, that divides it self, and look for the best ways to do it. Here are some information:
The best adapted organism, in our opinion is slime mold bacteria