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Build & Test Prep
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Team Vision for Build & Test Prep PhaseThe plans for this phase included accessing the new materials we had ordered during the break, as well as storing and categorizing those items. In addition, some tests and prototypes were built over break, and this phase was used to demo the new developments made to the rest of the group. The main development demonstrated was integrating the PWM IC with the solenoid controller setup. The team sat down to reevaluate our schedule for the coming months due to the shipping delays with our materials as well as new schedules for the semester. The new solenoids and PWM ICs are the first targets for the new semester, extending the existing infrastructure provided by the previous teams to get a complete working model to start out work on the sensor array later on. With a complete solenoid bank and proper volume and power control, we can move on to mounting the piezoelectric sensors and programming the associated microcontrollers.
Test Plan Summary
Risk and Problem Tracking
Plans for next phaseTeam plans for next phase:
- Mounting the new solenoids and PWM IC.
- Installing and calibrating the sensor Rack
- Insure adequate power for large scale operation
- Interphase between teensies and raspberry pi
Individual team member plans for next phase:
- Zachary Blough - Assist with sensor rack design as well as any changes to main mounting system. Implement continuously larger scale tests of the solenoids including assisting with the connection to MIDI files.
- Ava Enoch - Test the sensor rack designs and determine which is better/ changes that need to be made. Work on mounting new solenoids.
- Curtis Geiger - Start working with how the MIDI data is parsed & get an idea of how to get it to work with the tempo slider, start at different points in the song, and output different voltages to the solenoids depending on the volume of each note.
- Mac Lee - Assisting Zach with prototyping the PWM IC with the solenoids to try to find a solution to the temperature problem. Helping Rodney interface the Teensy with the piezoelectric sensors. Also planning to help remount the solenoids and the PWM ICs
- Rodney Sanchez - Create the interphase between the Teensie and sensor to the raspberry pi,as well as help mount the sensors and the sensor rack
- Darrien Satterthwaite - Update GD&T for all parts to be machined and 3D printed. Put in orders in departments/machining centers for parts to be machined. Test ordered components and put in returns if necessary.