P14418: B9 Power Generation for Better Water Maker
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Administrative MSD I
Team Responsibilities Problem Definition Systems Design Subsystems Design Detailed Design

Meeting Notes

Project Plan

Risk Assessment

Risk Curve

Peer Assessments

Team Values and Norms

Previous Project Data

Problem Objective

Customer Needs

Engineering Requirements

Benchmarking

Project Review (Week 3)

Concept Development

Functional Decomposition

Pugh Analysis

House of Quality

Integrity of Product

Project Review (Week 6)

Seat Assembly

Gearbox

Electronics

Material Research

Methods of Analysis

Methods of Testing

Faculty Reviews

Drawings

Generator Circuit

Assembly

Models

Cost

BOM

Testing

Analysis

Purchase Orders

DDR

MSD II
Testing
Administrative Prototyping Electrical Gearbox Seat and Track Integrated System User Testing

Project Plan

Gantt Chart

Risk Management

Peer Assessment

MSD I Post Mortem

Actions-Issues-Decisions Log

Presentations

Meeting Notes

Purchase Orders

Cost Sheet

Build Procedure

Electrical Testing

Drawings

Results

Gearbox Test Procedure

Drawings

Gearbox Pictures

Gearbox Manufacturing Instructions

Results

Torque Calculations

Stress Calculations

Seat and Track Drawings

Results

BOM

Design Competitions

Final Paper

Poster

Drawing Package

User Manual

User Test Procedure

Results

Project Summary Project Information

Every 21 seconds another child dies from a preventable waterborne illness caused by poor quality water, sanitation and hygiene. B9 Plastics, a not-for-profit organization, manufactures the “Better Water Maker” (BWM); a human-powered water purification device. The BWM was designed as a hand-crank to provide the power to the UV-bulb in order to “clean” the water. Past RIT MSD projects had very similar needs and requirements but were not successful in developing a desirable product. Since the generator will be used mostly by women and children, it needs to be re-designed to reduce the user’s effort. It was our team’s goal to produce a prototype that provides the minimum power of 27.7W while making it easy to use. By using proven technology our team has provided a prototype that ideally has the potential for mass production.

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Project Name
Power System for the B9 Better Water Maker
Project Number
P14418
Project Family
2010-P11412; 2012-P13417
Start Term
2131
End Term
2133
Faculty Guides
Gerry Garavuso and Gary Werth
Primary Customer
B9 Plastics: Bob Becthold and Kate Chamberlain
Sponsor (financial support)
MSD, Chris Fisher

Team Members

Kyle, Liz, Jacob, Jess, Erika, Chris

Kyle, Liz, Jacob, Jess, Erika, Chris

Member Major Role Contact
Erika Correa ISE Ergonomics Research and Testing exc5790@rit.edu
Chris Falanga EE Power Generation and Storage Research cjf1533@rit.edu
Jessica Fuss ME Project Co-Manager jrf4120@rit.edu
Kyle Jordan ME Specifications Review kmj4034@rit.edu
Jacob Kleinberger ISE Project Co-Manager jak8013@rit.edu
Liz White ME Website Updates and Scribe eaw5288@rit.edu

Acknowledgements

We would like to thank all the faculty and staff who spent time assisting us in theory and analysis.

Dr. Mark Kempski

Elizabeth DeBartolo

George Slack

Dr. Stephen Boedo

Gerald Garavuso

Chris Fisher

Robert Kraynik

Jan Maneti