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MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

 

ETME/EMEC 499 - Capstone 2

Fall 2013 Schedule

 

Instructors: D. Miller, R. Larson

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Capstone 2
Group Deliverables

(Due FRIDAY each week, unless otherwise noted.)

8/26/2013

  Lecture Tuesday REVIEW PROJECT STATUS

Workspace Assignment

Set up advisor meeting schedule. Renew sponsor contacts.

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9/2/2013

  MONDAY is Labor Day Holiday

BRIEF Lecture Tuesday -

 Project Management Plan Requirements

Production Readiness Review Format and Procedures

 

Project Management Plan Updates

Assemble Readiness Review materials and documentation

1.  Project Management Plan (including updated schedule ) to be submitted electronically to instructor and faculty advisor via D2L Dropbox

2.Weekly Memo to Advisor and Instructor

3. Submit your weekly meeting times, as arranged with faculty advisor. Use D2L Drop-box.

9/9/2013

  No Lecture Tuesday
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Lecture time will be used for group PRRs

Production Readiness Reviews (PRRs) 

PROVIDE CONVINCING EVIDENCE to your instructor & advisor that your group is ready to commence with prototype fabrication.

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Remember you must complete machine shop training before using the shop.

Machine Shop REFRESHER COURSE TRAINING SCHEDULE

REMINDER - OPEN SHOP HOURS START MONDAY 9/16: YOU MUST FINISH REFRESHER TRAINING BEFORE USING THE SHOP. PLEASE COMPLETE YOUR FORMS ASAP:  NOTE THAT TRAINING  SCHEDULED FOR EVENINGS OCCURS AFTER PROFESSORS DAVIS AND JUNGST (WHO MUST SIGN FORMS) DEPART FOR THE DAY!

Also note that the welding shop is only open during open WELDING shop hours defined on the schedule. WELDING refresher training is required before use!

1.Weekly Memo to Advisor and D2L Drop-bo

 

9/16/2013

  Lecture Tuesday

 

PRR STATUS
Manufacturing Lab Access Discussion


 
PRR Status Review

 Manufacturing  Resource Review

Prototype & Planning  Fabrication


 

1. Weekly Memo to Advisor and D2L Drop-box

9/23/2013

   

NO Lecture Tuesday

 

 Prototype & Planning  Fabrication 

REMINDER:

YOUR COMPLETED CNC MACHINING PACKETS (With Solidworks part file, part drawing, the CNC Request and Setup Sheet)

MUST BE SENT NO LATER THAN FRIDAY 9/27/3013 TO

 MSUmachineshop@gmail.com

GET THAT DONE IF YOU HAVE ANY PLANS TO USE CNC FOR PARTS FABRICATION THIS TERM!

1. Weekly Memo to Advisor and D2L Drop-box

2. CNC Packets submitted to shop no later than 9/27/2013.

9/30/2013

 

 
NO Lecture Tuesday
 Prototype & Planning  Fabrication 1. Weekly Memo to Advisor and D2L Drop-box

10/7/2013

 

Lecture Tuesday

Build status, Announcements.


 Prototype  Fabrication
 
Career Fair Thursday!Montana State University-Bozeman
26th Annual Career Fair
Thursday October 10th
9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Strand Union Ballrooms
1. Weekly Memo to Advisor and Instructor

10/14/2013

   

 Lecture time Tuesday will be used for Capstone 1 PDR sessions:

Capstone 2 students will serve as audience members and help critique Capstone 1 presentations.

Prototype Fabrication

Capstone 2 students are encouraged to attend the Capstone 1 PRELIMINARY
DESIGN REVIEWS
sessions, during class time, in the 304 Lewis classroom or in 208 Roberts Hall.


1. Updated Project Plan & Schedule (Gantt Chart) to be submitted electronically to instructor and faculty advisor via D2L Dropbox:

Note that ALL FABRICATION TASKS must now appear on your Schedule, Each task must include the NAME of the group member responsible for managing that particular task as well as start/completion date.

2. Weekly Memo to Advisor and D2L Drop-box

10/21/2013

 

NO Lecture Tuesday

 

Prototype Fabrication

Thanks to the Capstone 2 students who attended the Capstone 1 PRELIMINARY DESIGN REVIEW sessions last week. Your input was much apprecitated.

 

1. Weekly Memo to Advisor and D2L Drop-box

10/28/2013

  NO Lecture Tuesday TEST PLANNING

 Prototype Fabrication

Please fill out these two forms:
1.
Capstone 2 Mid-Term Assessment

2. Peer Evaluation

 

 

1. Weekly Memo to Advisor and D2L Drop-box

2. Mid-Term Assessment and Peer Evaluations Due via D2L Dropbox

11/4/2013   Lecture Tuesday

Prototype Rollout format and procedures

Test Planning and Documentation Discussion & Assignment.

 MSU Testing Resources and Procedures

 

Prototype Fabrication

This is the last week of regularly scheduled fabrication. The focus of the course shifts to TESTING after next week's Prototype Rollout Event.

FINISH YOUR MACHINING AND OTHER FABRICATION THIS WEEK!

1. Weekly Memo to Advisor and Instructor

2. Completed TEST PLAN submitted electronically to D2L Drop-box and faculty advisor

11/11/2013

  MONDAY is Veterans Day Holiday

 Prototype demo during class on Tuesday. ATTENDANCE MANDATORY for all Capstone 2 Students.

Prototype Fabrication

Prototype Rollout
in the EPS LOBBY
3:30 - 5:00 PM
Tuesday November 12

Prototype Complete, Begin Prototype Testing

1. Updated Project Schedule (Gantt Chart) to be submitted electronically to instructor and faculty advisor via D2L Dropbox:

2. Prototype Rollout!

3. Weekly Memo to Advisor and D2L Drop-box

11/18/2013

 

NO Lecture Tuesday

Technical Addendum Preparation Notes

Design Fair Participation Notes, Organization

This Material was covered during the 11/5/2013 lecture, so we will CANCEL this class meeting!

Please see the RESULTS posting under the Prototype Rollout link
 

 Prototype Testing and Test Documentation

Technical Addendum compilation 

1. Weekly Memo to Advisor and D2L Drop-box

11/25/2013

 

NO Class Meetings This Week
 

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
No Classes Meet
Wednesday - Friday


 


No Deliverables will be collected this week.

12/2/2013

  MANDATORY ATTENDANCE Final  Lecture  Tuesday

Course Reviews, Peer Evaluations, Advisor Critique.

 

 

   Prototype Testing Complete

Final touches on
Technical Addendum  

Fall Design Fair - Thursday December 6, MSU SUB. All Groups will participate!

Please locate at the site specified in the Design Fair floorplan. Remember: POSTERS are required for each group. See this POSTER CONTENT note

The SUB will be open at approximately 8:30 AM for setup: The Design Fair begins at 12:00 noon and continues until 5:30 PM. Each Project Group should ensure that at least one group member is in attendance at their station at all times during the fair.

1. Updated Project Schedule (Gantt Chart) to be submitted electronically to instructor and faculty advisor via D2L Dropbox:

2.Written Technical Addendum due, turn in by
12:00 noon Tuesday December 10th

3. Last Weekly Memo to Advisor and Instructor

12/9/2013

  FINALS WEEK

No regular final planned

Project Wrap-up.

MACHINE SHOP CLEANUP


ALL Capstone students are expected to help - a check-off roster will be on-hand. See Professors Davis or Jungst for tasks.

Before the end of finals week, be sure to

(A)
Deliver project prototypes to the Sponsor,  along with a copy of the Technical Addendum.

(B) Clean up ALL work areas, including your Capstone Workspace and the student shops,

Additions, Changes, and corrections can be made at any time. Check back frequently.

 

 


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