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Team Vision for Problem Definition PhaseTeams Plan:
- Teams plan was to research on current methods for cleaning computers and see if there are similar devices that already exist
- Dive deeper into what the customer wanted in terms of functions of the project.
- Identify stakeholders, intellectual property requirements, and risks before proceeding to system design
- Interviewed the customer for what is desired of the device
- Researched modern cleaning methods for cleaning computers
- Created/revised a final Problem Definition
- Came up with multiple use scenarios for the device
- Delved into Intellectual property basics for what can be claimed under the team's jurisdiction
- Created Customer Requirements based on the interviews conducted and ranked them appropriately
- Created Engineering Requirements based on the customer requirements acquired
- Assigned team roles and came up with team norms/values for future meetings
- Understood constraints inherent with the project
- Created a Problem Definition Review PowerPoint that highlights our findings and creations from Edge
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.
Link to 1-page Project Summary
The IT department of Electrical Engineering at RIT will use this device to clean every lab computer once a year. The goal is to help prolong the life of each computer.
Project Goals and Key Deliverables
- Working prototype of Computer Chassis Cleaner
- Detailed manual to instruct new users on how to use the cleaner
- Detailed process and design documentation
Customer Requirements (Needs)
Live document version here
Engineering Requirements (Metrics & Specifications)
Live version available here
ConstraintsThe constraints for this project are based on the customer requirements.
- Easily accessible materials
- Budget:$500; this will constrict the type of materials able to be used.
- The total footprint of the project should be relatively small, as it has to be stored easily.
- The project should also be able to fit into the laboratory room doors in the Electrical Engineering department.
These constraints are measurable and achievable within the project scope.
House of QualityConfirms that satisfaction of the Engineering Requirements implies that all of the Customer Requirements are met.
Live document version here
Design Review Materials
Next phase objectives
Individual Plans for Next Phase:
- Jessica Blake's Three Week Plan
- Megan Zielenski's Three Week Plan
- Albert Rivas' Three Week Plan
- Russell Lanzotti's Three Week Plan