Assembly & Product Contract
The goal of the assembly milestone is to help your team develop a clear, detailed, and shared view of your overall product and its architecture. The lack of a good assembly model very often leads to many errors and a high degree of stress as the technical review approaches. However, even when the team is working on the assembly model, it is critical to continue exploring design options and performing physical tests for high risk aspects of the design.
The in-class review is intended to provide design feedback. Examples from prior years are on the right. You can also view assemblies from other years in the gallery (select a project and then the assembly tab). If you compare the assembly model to the technical review or final presentation gallery entry, you can see how dramatic changes may be based upon input from the assembly review. There is also an annotated example of an assembly review presentation and Q&A.
The product contract will be used as a baseline to evaluate the performance of your prototype during the technical review.
The electronic assembly model will be evaluated based upon completeness and quality of design details. Each team member will need to model at least one part of the assembly or other aspects as described in the key elements section!
The product contract will be evaluated based upon relevance and correctness of needs, attributes, and specifications.
Required items: descriptive .jpg or .png images that show complete assemblies from an informative viewpoint and product vision images; all of your native CAD files; a list of who modeled the different parts in the assembly (each team member must model at least one part); and a pdf version of your product contract. Also, when informative, include images of other materials documenting the design, as listed in the key elements discussion. The image of your team's assembly and your product contract will be made available on the course web site. Please limit the number of images to a maximum of 10 (in not needed, fewer is just fine).
Please follow the instructions below carefully:
|i.||Designate a team member to submit the materials.|
|ii.||Prepare the files to be submitted using the naming convention below for your files
(o.k. if file extension/format is different from example):
For additional files, please use descriptive names.
|iii.||Use the 2.009 file uploader tool to upload your assembly review materials. Use your username and password that you use for notebook and timesheet submissions.|
|iv.||Check that your upload was successful by downloading the files from your team's upload directory linked from the 2.009 file uploader tool.|
Each team will have a maximum of 10 minutes to present relevant aspects of their product contract and product assembly in class, using materials from the assembly/product contract assignment. If your actual design changes after the electronic submission, please present your most current materials.
The team should focus on explaining their design to obtain feedback and suggestions from the rest of the class. Please expect the review to be interactive.