2.009 Product Engineering Processes

Lecture Note List

Notes are posted shortly after each class in reverse chronological order. The timing of lectures in relation to both lab and milestone activities are mapped in the overall course and lab schedule.

Sept. 30

Product teardowns (.pdf)

Common types of plastics, identifying plastics, plastic prices, part costing guidelines (certs required)

Teardown exercise results
Teardown in 1 minutes and 48 seconds (the video)

Sept. 20

Sketch models (.pdf)

See the sketch modeling tutorials or the condensed online tutorials
(cardboard, foamcore, blue foam)

Sept. 18

Idea presentation and estimation challenge (.pdf)

Sept. 15

Customer observation and estimation (.pdf)
Observation exercise

Sept. 13

Meetings and finding information (.pdf)
Treasure hunt instructions and resources
Treasure hunt results

Sept. 11

Teams (.pdf)
Running a meeting primer (.pdf)
Brainstorming milestone
Idea fair abstracts

Team-building tower challenge video!
Team-building challenge roles

Sept. 8

Creativity and project theme (.pdf)
Creativity strategies cheat-sheet (.pdf)
Group Brainstorming tutorial (.pdf)

Theme reveal video

Sept. 6

Product development process introduction (.pdf)
Failed prototype test (.mpg)