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1/4 - 1/15/2021 -- Happy New Year Everyone!

  • Today we'll pick back up with the feedback -- again, sorry guys for the last week of school.
  • While I'm meeting with others, you really need to take some time and try to figure out specifics about what materials you plan to use for your prototype.  Again, you need to consider a bunch of stuff when you are making these choices.  A good place to start thinking about what you need is looking at comparable products and seeing what they are made out of (remember, NOT just plastic or timber or metal).   This does not mean that you have to use the same materials (especially if current solutions aren't good) but it will give you a place to start.  Check out this:
  • These will also help you with the other parts of C that you need to do -- mainly the manufacturing techniques and scale of production you intend for your product. 
  • Remember, this part isn't easy -- and by looking at the examples that IB put out, this is an area where you can get nailed on this component.  If you have questions let me know.  I know this is tough to do virtually (especially since I purchased a whole bunch of books to help with this last year...cool) but we are almost done with the IA and then we can exam prep (something that I am really good at) and get ready to crush this exam.   



  • Sorry Codega is out again today -- just to be on the safe side.  Anyway, the work must continue! 
  • The next step is to come up with the materials/components/parts you intend to use on the prototype.  It has to be specific! 
    • Again, take a look at the examples from IB but remember -- none of these scored particularly well on this part.  Really try to beef up the WHY you are picking this material/component/part -- cost, aesthetics, etc.
  • Again, use the checklist and examples please!

See you guys in the New Year! 



  • Today we start the beginning of the end....
    • Part C!
    • Take a look at the checklist
    • You need to create all the technical drawings for your design.  That's the Detailed Drawings on OnShape
      • Step 1 : Just because you decided on a design that does not mean it's evolution is finished.  Make any changes if necessary.
      • Step 2: Make an accurate (dimensionally) CAD model of your design
      • Step 3:  Make DETAILED drawings with as many views / measurements as possible.  This might have to be a few pages.
        • If you need to review how to make a detailed drawing consult the online tutorials on OnShape.
    • These are due NEXT CLASS (Tuesday!) via TEAMS. 



  • Since today The Big Guy is here with me we won't be able to meet in any sort of meaningful way
  • Instead let's quickly meet and then lets do some peer editing of Part B
    • To be honest this didn't go well last time.  This time, READ THE RUBRIC with the additional guidance and also consult the checklist.  Give your partner CONSTRUCTIVE FEEDBACK! 




12/1 - 12/3

  • Two formal CAD renderings (with annotations detailing how it evolved)
  • A table that evaluates BOTH against all the design specifications (may want to come up with a scoring system to help make it a bit more...)
    •   Design #1  Design #2  Comments 
      Design Spec 1,1  Met  Not Met  Design 1 met because...  Design 2 did not because... 


    • THEN you write a justification paragraph (check out the checklist for stuff to discuss)



  • Today and Tuesday we begin to construct our more formal models -- the point of these is to GET FEEDBACK!  Over the Thanksgiving break your assignment will be to get that feedback so it is imperative that you get going on your models TODAY! 
    • If you are working at home you need to get busy on model construction
    • If you are in class -- we'll discuss...


  • MODELS MUST BE COMPLETED BY TUESDAY and you'll be given an assignment to get feedback over break.  Submit screenshots/pictures of your carefully constructed models! 



  • Today is an asynchronous day 
    • So let's spend this time apart brushing up on your OnShape skills (you'll need them REAL soon)
    • Follow this path:
      • Login to OnShape
        • Learning Center (it's in the top right muppets!)
          • Self paced courses
            • OnShape fundamentals (on the left hand side)
            • Redo the following:
              • Intro to sketching
              • Part Design Using Part Studio
              • Multipart Studio
              • Onshape Assemblies
              • Detailed Drawings 



  • Time to talk about the next step of modeling:
    • This is the next iteration of your models 
    • Think about what you are trying to achieve with this next step and what format would best suit it.
      • Physical model?
      • CAD?
      • Detailed graphical model? 
    • I'll throw an assignment up online -- your job is to think about your next step and choose a type of model and write out a detailed justification for your selected type.  WHY did you select the type of model? 



  • Stop and review the checklist for Part B (see link above!)
    • We'll talk this over together
    • USE THIS DOCUMENT AS A GUIDE!  Since we are hybrid this is the best way to ensure that you are doing everything needed to score decent marks.  This is as obvious as it gets but you ACTUALLY NEED TO READ IT MUPPETS!



  • Now you have at least 15 napkin sketches that are labeled 1-15
    • Based on your DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS (and realistic ideas of what you could make) you need to evolve the design of 7/8 of these.  You should make these a bit more formal and most importantly the have to have ANNOTATIONS that explain your design thinking.  You also need to list the design specs that it meets most directly (with just a number)   
      • This should be around 2 pages so space accordingly.
        • I combined ______ from # 3 and ____ from #4 because...
        • Changed _______ due to client feedback
        • Altered ______ to meet design spec 2 


10/23 - 11/29



  • Today we peer edit our Part A's
  • I'll put you into pairs (and one group of 3)
  • Swap Part A's
    • Use the checklist to make sure the other person did all the stuff necessary according to that document.
    • Use the guide to give them a score between 1-7
      • Write some thoughtful and well constructed feedback on their Part A
      • Conference
      • Make changes/adjustments to your Part A
    • Codega will conference with you starting next class!  The design specs will count as the 9 weeks exam and the Part A overall will be a test grade!



  • Keep working on the Design Specs.  These are SUPER important and they are due next week! 


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