Build & Test Prep
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Team Vision for Build & Test Prep Phase
During this two week phase, our team was focused on becoming reacquainted with the project and our progress from MSDI. We went about ensuring that all critical components from our bill of materials have been purchased, and came to the decision that we should also purchase a bike as a test bench for the project, ensuring that the same Fox fork and shock were used as in the original project specifications.
During this phase we also had a focus on creating a concrete plan for our progress through the build phases. The highest priority items of the project such as the Lidar testing, servo mounts, and accelerometer testing are prioritized in the early weeks of the second phase. A full plan of the build and test progress is presented below, prioritizing having the key software and hardware modules working on the bench before a full integration of the subsystems on the bicycle is completed.
Test Plan Summary
First, we want to verify that each component will work as intended. Once this is verified we will build the subsystems and test. Next, we will integrate the subsystems and test the integrated system off of the bike frame to confirm its functionality. Finally, the entire system will be installed on the bike frame and it will go through full functional tests Our general approach to our testing is shown in the flow chart below.
The test plan document shows each test that we plan to use to show that the components, subsystems, and system as a whole work as intended. An overview of the test plans are shown below.
A link to the live document containing each of the individual test plans can be found here
Risk and Problem TrackingThe Risk Management Chart was updated to include the possibility of losing purchased items in shipping or receiving the wrong parts.
A link to the live document containing the Problem Tracking Chart here
The problem our team has been tracking was related to scheduling. We worked as a team to find times to meet up as a group outside of our scheduled class time. We then documented the process on the Problem Tracking Chart, which is displayed below.
A link to the live document containing the Risk Assessment Chart here
Plans for next phase
Individual 3 Week GoalsEach member of the team has mapped out their goals and tasks for the next three week phase of the MSD 2 project. Individual plans are listed below
- Individual three week plan for Andrew Lints
- Individual three week plan for Zachary Law
- Individual three week plan for Devin Cooley
- Individual three week plan for Lorenzo Nunez
- Individual three week plan for Kristina Shillieto
- Individual three week plan for Nemanja Drobnjak