P19330: Computer Chassis Cleaner

Problem Definition

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Project Summary

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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Use Cases

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.

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Project Goals and Key Deliverables

Customer Requirements (Needs)

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Engineering Requirements (Metrics & Specifications)

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The constraints for this project are based on the customer requirements.

These constraints are measurable and achievable within the project scope.

House of Quality

Confirms that satisfaction of the Engineering Requirements implies that all of the Customer Requirements are met.

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Design Review Materials

Next phase objectives

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