This project was designed for one of my introduction engineering classes at Penn State during my freshman year (2004-2005). It has been a while since I took the class, so I don’t remember the exact requirements, but I believe the task was to create a new way to hold the emergency signs that you see along the road. The idea was to create a way to hold it that was easy to assemble, study enough to be placed on a wide variety of surfaces without being blown over, and also small enough to fit in the trunk of a car. It also had to be capable of being assembled by one person.
My design is basically a pole that can be separated into two smaller segments. Each segment screw into each other, and expand or extrude to the open position. Right now the complex angles make it a little more difficult to do. include rooms that were not included.