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. 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Possible Design Features

With our presentation of our project progress so far, we received some helpful feedback that we will most likely implement in our new design:
  • Look into government regulations of lifted transport design
  • cooling slits for internal components
  • Find ways for easy wire management (we thought of sticking a manual to the detachable door)
  • Having compartments for individual parts
  • Angel wing doors (inspired by the Tesla Model X)
  • External Controls/Buttons
As for right now, the below drawing represents our current vision for our CAD design:
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Week of 9/27

This week the 12th scale cabin team established basic parameters and dimensions to aim for. Currently the goal is to make a basic model of the cabin in SolidWorks with pure functionality in mind to accommodate for the bogie and the controls. Ideally the CAD model will be ready by the following week as necessary changes will be made according to the designs and specifications of the bogie and controls team. Aesthetics will be added as time progresses.

Additionally, all team members of the 12th scale model team has established basic communication protocol with one another, agreeing to a schedule of updates and checking the group message boards.

week of 5/9/2018

This week is our final meeting for the project term, and I have successfully completed my tasks as part of the Cabin Design team. We will no...