Customer and Sponsor Involvement
The team will be expected to carry out the vast majority of their interactions with the Team Guide. The sponsor and primary customer (Dr. Hensel) will be available for a series of meetings during the course of the project, and will meet with a group of teams during the beginning of MSD1 to lay out common goals, objectives, and philosophies for the sequence of projects. It is anticipated that the sponsor will meet with the team (or multiple related teams) for 2 hour meetings approximately 3 times during MSD1, and twice during MSD2.
- The design shall comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. The team's design project report should include references to, and compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
- The design shall comply with all applicable RIT Policies and Procedures. The team's design project report should include references to, and compliance with all applicable RIT Policies and Procedures.
The sponsor has allocated $1,000 to the project family for the 2009-10 Academic Year. The individual teams have discretion amongst themselves to allocate the budget between teams.
Each team will be required to keep track of all expenses incurred with their project.
Purchases for this roadmap will be run through the Mechanical Engineering Office. Each team must complete a standard MSD purchase requisition and have it approved by their guide. After guide approval, the purchasing agent for the team can work with Ms. Venessa Mitchell in the ME office to execute the purchase and obtain the materials and supplies.
- Adverse environmental impacts of the project are to be minimized.
- Particular focus should be placed on resource sustainability (described further in Sustainability Constraints)
- Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are required for all materials.
- Each team in this roadmap is expected to demonstrate the value and outcome of their project at the annual Imagine RIT festival in the spring.
- Each team in this roadmap is expected to produce outcomes and artifacts which are inspiring to middle school and high school students.
- This family of projects should promote and enhance multi-disciplinary education at RIT.
- Every member of every team is expected to comply with Institute Policies, including the Policy on Academic Honesty, and the Policy on Academic Accommodations.
Health and Safety Constraints
- Wherever practical, the design should follow industry standard codes and standards (e.g. Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS), FCC regulations, IEEE standards, and relevant safety standards as prescribed by IEC, including IEC60601). The team's design project report should include references to, and compliance with industry codes or standards.
- Commercially available, Off-The-Shelf (COTS) components available from more than one vendor are preferred.
- It is preferable to manufacture and assemble components in-house from raw materials where feasible.
- Students should articulate the reasoning and logic behind tolerances and specifications on manufacturing dimensions and purchasing specifications.
Intellectual Property Constraints
- All work to be completed by students in this track is expected to be released to the public domain. Students, Faculty, Staff, and other participants in the project will be expected to release rights to their designs, documents, drawings, etc., to the public domain, so that others may freely build upon the results and findings without constraint.
- Students, Faculty, and Staff associated with the project are encouraged to publish findings, data, and results openly.
- Students, Faculty, and Staff associated with the project are expected to respect the intellectual property of others, including copyright and patent rights.
- All raw materials and purchased materials, supplies, and components used in the roadmap must have a clearly defined Re-Use, Re-Manufacturing, or Recycling plan.
- This is intended to be a "Zero Landfill" project. This includes documents as well as project materials.
- Each team in the project family is limited to no more than 150 pages of printed documentation during MSD 1 and MSD 2. Teams may use an unlimited amount of electronic documentation, unless disk space becomes limited on the server.
- Each team must prepare an MSD2 poster not included in the paper constraint above.
- Each team must prepare an MSD2 technical paper not included in the paper constraint above.