Spring 2018 - Week 4

The past week we reviewed our designs, while also simplified our Scope of Work that will be sent to Futran for funding. This will need to be accompanied by fully manufacturable drawings for each part that will be used in our track. In addition to our Statement of Work, this week was the beginning of our first presentation. For this presentation we discussed our current design progress, fabrication plans, as well as a budgeting timeline that we will need for manufacturing.

Spring 2018 - Week 3

This week we have finalized the scope of work to present to our client. If approved, we will have the go ahead to mobilize on the build. Our main requirements are solid engineering drawings that demonstrate the interface of all the track components. After approval, we will start purchasing the materials that we need.

Spring 2018 - Week 2

This week we had our Lightning talk of the semester. We went over project requirements, bill of materials, progress, and main things we will need to do in order to receive project funding from Futran. Our project has been distributed into 3 main sections which will help with project funding allocation.

Spring 2018 - Week 1

For the start of the Full-Scale team this semester, Ron Swenson requested to see our finished Bill of Materials as well as provide the order in which parts will need to be purchased. This way, there will be ample time to supply production with essential parts and be able to smooth out our construction.

Ron is also expected to request more input from Futran in regards to the project design as well as parts/materials. Thoughts of reducing our 9m length track to 3m have been considered if the required funding cannot be met. This well help allow us to focus on revising our designs without having to consider a complete overhaul to reduce costs.

Weeks 10-13

In the last weeks we have been working on rapid prototyping our parts . We have then been able to put together the final presentation 3 which was presented on November 11th, 2017. From the presentation we will move forward by providing a full Bill of Materials by next week and then start to working on the final report.

Week 9: Good communication

This week was a little slow after our presentations but the main outcome was good communication between the teams. As of now everyone has a clear idea of where this project is going and knows who to talk to on what team. Our team is continuing to improve the designs outlined on last week's post in the Gannt chart. At this rate, we should have final products completed within the month. We also started looking into rapid prototyping, although we don't think we will necessarily go for 3D printing yet as it can be time consuming to wait for the parts to be printed.

Week 8: Presentation

This week the team presented current work in progress. Switching system, track design, L beams were some of the topics of interest. We were also able to organize the work clearer to have a more efficient semester. See below: