The Prototype Rollout event signals the end of the capstone project fabrication stage and the beginning of the testing stage. Every ME/MET capstone project prototype is to be completed and ready for functional demonstration per the course schedule. To ensure compliance with this requirement, prototype fabrication status will be demonstrated to the capstone instructors, advisors, class members, and bystanders during class. This term we'll hold the Prototype Rollout event in the EPS Lobby, from 3:10 - 5:00 PM, on Tuesday November 12th.
PROTOTYPE ROLLOUT GUIDELINES:
Every Group will demonstrate status of their
completed prototype or project.
ALL design team members are required to be present,
and must participate in the demonstration. We will
hold the Demo sessions during class time in the lobby of
the Engineering Physical Sciences building. The first few
minutes of class will be used for moving and setting up
the Demo: Evaluations begin at 3:30 PM.
Group members should
move their prototype(s) to the EPS lobby (atrium) and set
up so they are ready to demonstrate their prototype for
the class. Please be mindful of the facility: The tables
are easily scratched, and the floor can be marred! It is
suggested that carts be used to transport and display any
heavy or unwieldy designs. Leave space for
bystanders between each project prototype, and leave an
aisle for the public to walk through the space.
Groups should be
to give a very brief
demonstration of their prototype, to show
that their device, system, assembly, or model has
been fabricated to perform according to the design
drawings and other documentation.
documentation on-hand! The documentation
packet should include a complete printed drawing
set, the "level 1 requirements" that your
sponsor agreed to, your design specifications,
and any other items that
will aid in project evaluation.
and student evaluators from the CAPSTONE 1 course
sequentially between prototype
locations, to observe and critique the student prototype
Scoring and Evaluation:
1. The purpose of the prototype rollout is to confirm that projects are <essentially> complete and ready to begin the testing phase - or to identify any project prototypes that remain incomplete and assign appropriate penalties.
2. Per the course syllabus, the prototype rollout score is worth 30 points towards the 200 possible points for the course (15% of the course grade.) Grading of the prototype rollout is as follows:
Project Status Grade Status a. Prototype Complete and able to Demonstrate Basic Functionality. The prototype is ready for testing Full points awarded to all group members b. Prototype Incomplete, manufacturing tasks remain. Points deducted at a rate of 1 point per weekday for every group member, until basic prototype functionality is demonstrated.
3. Cosmetic elements such as final paint, fairings, protective guards or shields, labels, and operating instructions, etc. are not considered to be critical at this stage, and will not be evaluated as long as plans are in-place to complete these elements prior to the end of the term.
4. Groups in Category (b) may petition for re-evaluation at any time before the Engineering Design Fair, to recoup remaining points.
5. All Projects will be required to participate in the upcoming Engineering Design Fair.
Group Results -General Comments
We were pleased with the level of completion of ALL of the projects. Point scores reflect the advanced status of the projects this term, a job well done. Only a few groups had minor tasks remaining, and even those were minimal. No further points will be deducted.
Project Number Project Description Prototype Rollout STATUS and Notes POINTS Student Team Members Faculty Advisor 5 Malting Barley Processing PASS 30
1. Dahlen, Brandt 2. Larson, Thomas 3. Townshend, Michael 4. Prison, Wyatt Cundy 6 Mechanical Wear Tester
PASS: Have only some minor assembly steps remaining 28
1. Dal Porto, Ryan 2. Espenlaub, Greg 3. Guenette, Chelsea 4. Zupan, Tyler Johnson 9 Miniature Langmuir trough PASS 30
1. Motley, Jamesen 2. Street, Ryan 3. Winters, J Sofie 10 Remote Beehive Monitoring System PASS 30
1. LaCroix, Daniel 2. Morris, Stephan
3. Griffiths, Evan
Edens 11 Environmental Chamber PASS 30
1. Abdo, Spencer 2. Johnson, Evan 3. Jones, Kevin 4. Watts, Wade Amendola 12 Mountain Bike Composite Suspension System PASS: Have only some minor assembly steps remaining 30
1.Gaskin, Kevin 2. Hogue, Brandon 3. Karns, Tristan 4. Norton, Towner Larson 13 Alternative Energy Lab Modules PASS: Have some minor fabrication steps remaining on the micro-hydro system 28
1. Russiff, Taylor 2. Schallinger, Michael 3. Marcoux, Ethan Larson 14 Click Beetle Capturing System/Movement Detection PASS 30
1. Cauble, Eric 2. Gibbs, Beau 3. Ruby, Quinn 4. Packard, Dalton June 16 Soil Olfactometer PASS: Have some minor fabrication steps remaining before testing can begin 28
1. Al Aofi, Meshel 2. Stahly, Trevin Davis 18 Yarn Rolling Device PASS 30
1. Dorans, Molly 2. King, Erin 3. Martin, Dansun 4. Caliskan, Murat Cook 19 Vibration Test System PASS 30
1. Brown, Christopher 2. Lundsten, Ruben 3. Koski, Stephen Jenkins