Hey guys, I have a concepts of design class and I need yalls help. We are supposed to pick a device and make it better using these golden rules listed below. These golden rules are basically used to either make the part cheaper or more efficient. 1. Minimize Part Count 2. Design Out Discrete Fasteners 5. Modularize Multiple Parts Into Subassemblies 6. Assemble Parts Using Z-Axis Downward Motion 8 Optimize Parts for Feeding 11. Design Mating Components for Easy Insertion 12. Assemble in Open Space, Not Confined Spaces 14. Design for Efficient Product Validation Since the age of 10 I have always enjoyed mowing, so thats pretty much all I can think about in this class. If the lawn business didnt take a toll on my body (Im 21 now and my back has already given out once and my knees are wearing out) Id probably make it my profession. Im now intrigued by engineering and Im always thinking how I can apply it to the lawn business. Basically, what are some stupid designs these manufactures have (lawn business or not). Ex. Rule 11 The air filter cover for my 15hp kaw has these stupid connector pieces that hold it in place. They should redesign it like the handheld equipment where it just kinda snaps on. Rule 1 The wheels on stick edgers are pointless and get in the way. I never see anybody use them so why have em. Also for the head of a trimmer they could make a better design for the eyelets. They always seem to pop out.