Integrated System Build & Test
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Team Vision for Integrated System Build & Test Phase
The team planned to acquire all materials needed, request a budget increase, design the lever and valve system, build the second hydraulic cylinder, and begin welding activities.
The team acquired all materials necessary for the building of the device and received a budgetary increase. The team designed the valve and lever system to control the hydraulic cylinders movement. The steel plate arrived and was put into the queue for the water-jetting process, and welding activities were started. Materials for the aesthetic model were ordered and building of the model began.
The team's Imagine RIT proposal was official approved and the team found a location with a water source for proper demonstration during the festival.
All material has now been received by the team. The final cost of the functional device is $728.36. This is the cost a company or individual would incur if they were to purchase solely the material to build the device and does not include material for testing purposes or any labor costs that would be incurred.
The complete and updated BOM can be found here
Machining, Weld, and Assembly
The team is working with welding expert Gary Houdienus to weld the device together. The steel plate was water jet to produce the base and seat plate, shown below.
The team finalized the design for the lever system that will allow users to control the height and movement of the device.
The team finalized the design of the arm rest system to allow for users to have the support of the arm rests but also be able to swing them out to the side during the transfer process.
Risk and Problem Tracking
Risk Assessment Phase Highlights
- Removed water-jetting risks
- Removed outside vendor risks
- Decreased risk of Imagine RIT water source problems
- Decreased budget risk to virtually 0
- Welding risk decreased
- Timeline risks were added regarding any unexpected delays in the machining and assembly process.
The full Risk Assessment document can be found here
Problem Tracking Phase Highlights
- The team budget was increased
- All material has arrived
The team currently has no blockers or problems that are currently being monitored. The full Problem Tracking Document can be found here
Functional Demo Materials
Notes from the phase review can be found here
Plans for next phase
In the next and final phase, the team plans to finish all machining activities and begin testing the prototype. After successfully completing functionality testing, human testing will also be done. In addition, the team will complete the technical paper and the poster as well as prepare for Imagine RIT.
The full Gantt Chart can be found here
Links to each team members' Three Week Plan: