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Vance Soares
tinkerdoodles

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Comments on function-related aspects

Reviewer 1:

I think that the assembly connecting the user interface to the arduino will work, but I'm not sure if having two 1/2" screws will be enough to hold the wall together. Perhaps you could test out ways to make the wall more secure (like adding more screws). I was wondering why you chose aluminum and not copper because copper can be more conductive and it already has the brown tint that you are going for. I'm a little concerned that having a metallic conductive surface as the "hieroglyphics" takes away from the realisticness of the wall. You said that you may do a surface finish on the metal, but does that decrease the conductivity? Also, that will reduce the effect that the hieroglyphics are "written" on the walls. Perhaps, you could explore the air piston idea for future iterations as well to decide which one will achieve a better user experience.

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Reviewer 2:

Great decision making on the conductive wall and using certain materials for durability. Also great use of the 5wits wall, it shows it can be integrated well into their current design with small modifications.

More development is needed on your specific circuit. You have many touch sensors throughout the various walls and tomb that need to interact with each other (once buttons on the tomb are pressed certain touch sensors on the wall need to be touched. This will lead to a much more complicated circuit and code than the one shown in the video.

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Reviewer 3:

Good job on the function-related aspects of the mechanical assembly of the wall tiles. The page clearly describes what's the purpose of the wall tiles and how it works. I like the way you have considered the comments from client and explained the reasoning behind not going with that option - I agree double acting cylinder would require frequent maintenance compared to a touch sensitive wall. Touch sensitive wall will have better reliability. Also, I liked how you demonstrated the working of the touch sensitive circuit with help of a video.

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Reviewer 4:

The wall tile seems to be very sturdy from what your exploded CAD looks like and good use of design looking into exactly what type of screws you needed in order to support the weight of a player. Also good use of design for human interaction considering the amount of wear and tear that the system would undergo when picking what type of touch sensing to go with.

My one question would be why the walls are so thick? Is it to accommodate electronics or to make the whole thing sturdier because if it's the latter, I don't know if that amount of thickness is necessary.

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Comments on form-related aspects

Reviewer 3:

You could have used rendering tools like solidworks or illustrator to depict how the wall would like in reality once it is finished. This would give a really good idea to the client regarding the form of the wall tiles.

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Reviewer 4:

I think the color choice in the SolidWorks model and the color/surface finishing you describe are great and fit the room well. I'm wondering exactly how you will change the surface finish of the wood to simulate that of limestone though.

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