Subsystem Build & Test
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Team Vision for Subsystem Level Build & Test Phase
- Our team planned to assemble our testing apparatus in its entirety during this phase. We also planned to calibrate the stepper motor and the strain gauge after finishing their mounting setup.
- Most of our testing apparatus has been assembled, though we may redesign to improve the strength of the apparatus and the ease of building it. Unforseeable issues, such as a faulty power supply and a snow day, have delayed our testing. However, we have successfully demonstrated that our motor software will properly activate it.
Due to concerns of stability and reproducibility, this model has been retired. The picture below demonstrates how much we manufactured and assembled. It was instrumental in helping us refine our design into the 80/20 model seen below.
80/20 SolidWorks Model
The preliminary version of our updated testing apparatus can be seen below
Test Results Summary
See our test plan here for a comprehensive document of what will be tested once our apparatus is assembled.
The video of our stepper motor successfully running can be viewed here.
Risk and Problem Tracking
Risk Management Table
Functional Demo Materials
Plans for next phase
- In the next 3 weeks, our team plans on assembling our new apparatus. We also plan on finishing testing the software of our stepper motor and strain gauge, and calibrate them. We will also collect testing data in accordance with our test plan.