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.
Please see the submission logistics for specifics.
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.
Four items are required: a descriptive .jpg or .png image or images to show your complete assembly/key design elements from an informative viewpoint; all of your native CAD files or other digital files; a list of who worked on different parts in the design (each team member must model something: different parts, design variations, storyboards, electronics, etc.); and a pdf version of your product contract. The image(s) of your team's assembly and your product contract will be made available on the course web site.
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):
If you have additional files, please use descriptive names.
|iii.||Use the 2.009 file uploader tool to upload your assembly review submissions. A link for the uploader tool will be available before the submission date.|
|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.|
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.
Four teams will be reviewed on the first day of the presentations and four teams will present on the second day of reviews. The presentation schedule will be announced after the assembly materials have been submitted.