Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Week of 11/8

This meeting saw the 3D CAD modeling of 1 of 2 potential designs of Prototype 2 finished by Kaelan. The first design mainly went for a slender and aerodynamic asymmetrical design. As he did this Darren started drafting the second potential design that incorporated a more compact and bullet-esque symmetrical design. CAD modeling for this design is expected to start next week. Based on the progress so far, the team is actually 1 week behind schedule. So hopefully by the end of this week, 3D printing will begin on the preferred design of Prototype 2.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Week of 11/1

During the 11/1 meeting, it was fairly short again as the control's team did not have all their parts in as well. The controls team did not have most of their parts, but they did have their battery, which is their largest component and we began dimensioning Prototype 2 based on that. Also, sketching and CAD of 1/2 of the possible Prototype 2's have been drawn. Here, aesthetics and aerodynamics will be more of a concern. Concepts and paper 2-D drawings have been done by Darren and 3D CAD modeling by Kaelan. Once CAD is finished, aerodynamic qualities will be calculated and examined. This will be used as one of the deciding factors in the final design.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

week of 10/25

Following the presentations today, the finished print of the Prototype 1 design and let the other 1/12 scale teams examine it. Then the cabin team moved forward with the schedule and focused on the aesthetic side of things regarding the cabin until the other teams could finalize their details. Until dimensions are decided, drawings have been made for potential Prototype 2 designs. An idea was also pitched to utilize the underspace of the cabin as advertising space (mobile billboard) to pull in additional revenue. Currently, 2 possible Protoype 2's are underway.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Week of 10/22

This week the team has received the  printing of prototype 1 with the aid of professor Youssefi. This will allow the other teams to have a physical model to provide feedback on from which we can modify our design accordingly. At this very moment the cabin team is waiting on the other 1/12 scale teams to figure out how they want to orient their components. This must be done before cad modeling of prototype 2 can begin.

Week of 10/18

This meeting was spent having all 1/12 scale teams present their progress in the second presentation of the semester. In summary this team's presentation provided the CAD model of Prototype 1. Prototype 1 was meant to serve as a overly large place holder to let the 1/12 scale teams room to figure out how they want to orient their components. More accurate dimensions will be made once the other 1/12 teams do so. Prototype 2 will also incorporate alternatives covered in the presentation. Before printing is made, the better of the two alternative models for prototype 2 will be chosen based on aerodynamic analysis in solidworks.

Future steps and contingency plans are discussed in the following presentation:

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Week 10/11

This week we will be working on materials and items necessary for our presentation. The CAD model drafts will be done by then to elaborate on certain aspects during the presentation. Factors and calculations such as shear stress on certain components will be elaborated upon. Hopefully the cabin team can get a hold of a physical model within a week or two. Also, over the course of next week the team hopes to make new cabin dimensions based on other 1/12 scale team parts. Based on this Prototype 2 will begin CAD modeling stage.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Week of 10/4

This week the cabin design team modeled a simple base model of the cabin for testing purposes for both the bogie and controls teams. The intent behind this being that hopefully we can receive feedback from both groups as to what to fix and work around. This ideally will save some time in doing the 3D modeling if we can get more precise measurements and constraints before going all in into the final designs. 

Week of 11/8

This meeting saw the 3D CAD modeling of 1 of 2 potential designs of Prototype 2 finished by Kaelan. The first design mainly went for a slend...