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Dirt and dust buildup has a negative impact on computer life and performance. Current best practices include using compressed air or vacuums to clean individual components manually and must be performed outdoors to prevent room contamination. These processes create a lengthy time investment and can lead to increased risk of ESD damage to components. For someone managing computer resources for large departments, this can lead to cleaning out dozens of computers on a regular basis.

The goal is to create an all-in-one enclosure that can remove dust from a PC efficiently while also being easy and safe to operate. This enclosure would be a single portable device that can be brought into a room full of computers instead of moving them all outdoors. We hope that the enclosure will improve cleaning time in such a way to make the process more efficient while extending computer performance.

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Project Name
Computer Chassis Cleaner
Project Number
P19330
Project Family
Automated Systems and Controls
Start Term
2185
End Term
2195
Faculty Guide
James A Whritenor (MSDI), John Kaemmerlen (MSDII)
Primary Customer
James Stefano
Sponsor (financial support)
MSD

Team Members

Team Photo 2019

Team Photo 2019

Member Degree Contact Role
Albert Rivas ME axr6865@rit.edu Lead Engineer
Russell Lanzotti ME rxl5457@rit.edu Facilitator
Jessica Blake EE jmb2247@rit.edu Project Manager
Megan Zielenski ME mrz5030@rit.edu Communications Lead
Steven Jacobson EE smj3370@rit.edu Purchasing

Work Breakdown: By Phase

MSD I & II MSD I MSD II

Planning & Execution

Project Photos

Gate Reviews

Problem Definition

Systems Design

Preliminary Detailed Design

Detailed Design

Build & Test Prep

Subsystem Build & Test

Integrated System Build & Test

Customer Handoff & Final Project Documentation (Verification & Validation)

Work Breakdown: By Topic

Project Management Design Tools Design Documentation Implementation Validation Presentation & Dissemination

PRP

Requirements

Schedule

Risk Management

Use Cases

Benchmarking

Functional Decomposition

Morphological Chart

Pugh Concept Selection

Bill of Materials

Mechanical Schematics

Electrical Schematics

PCB Fabrication Files

Software Diagrams

System Software

Manual

Recommendations

Project Photos

Mechanical Test Plans

Electrical Test Plans

Mechanical Test Results

Electrical Test Results

Technical Paper

Poster

Requirements vs. Performance

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