With the feedback from the mid-term review, we have nailed down our design and made full scale drawings from Eric's CAD model. With most of the design work done, now we are officially working as manufacturing groups:
Machining: Cliff, Rachael, Flo, Cassie, Bryan, Matt K., Eric, Seungkyun, and Matt H.
Jig and Prep: Yarrow, Fiona, and Bryan
Carbon Fiber: Krisa, Soomi, Mingzi, and Kyu
Every new group has assembled parts lists to order parts and to manufacture parts. Each group has come up with their own arrangements to finish the manufacturing for their specific areas. We officially have about 3 weeks left in the semester, with only 6 studios days together, and Thanksgiving in the middle. Our new calendar is strategically planned to finish with a little give at the end incase we need more time for assembly and final touches.
December 16th is the day!
Count Down: 23 days!
Thursday, November 12, 2009
We made most of our last design decisions for our mid-term concept presentation last week, and received great feedback to help us move on to our final design for our moon buggy. This has allowed us to move into fabricating this week.
The previous groups (chassis, suspension, drive train, and seating/wheels) have divided to conquer the fabricating process. We have now switched things up to have a machining group, and jig and prep group and also a carbon fiber group. This is big moment in the semester with exactly five weeks until our due date!
Posted by Krisa at 10:24 AM
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
The NASA Moon Buggy class is getting ready for the mid-term review coming up this Thursday. A NASA spokesperson is flying up to Providence for the presentation, along with other guests, including local engineers and RISD faculty.
We have made it through most of the design phase and are in-process of moving into the building phase. 3D models, drawings, and CAD models are in their finished stages and ready to be presented in two days. Woohoo!
Posted by Krisa at 12:16 PM