P20422: Black Soldier Fly Composter Improvements
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Integrated System Build & Test

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Team Vision for Integrated System Build & Test Phase

This phase the team planned to start, and ideally complete building each subsystem. We also planned to update the test plans as needed, order black soldier flies, and get started on the end deliverables for MSD2.

Unfortunately, due to the outbreak of COVID19, we were unable to start any building. We did minor adjustments to the test plan, and started working on the technical paper.

Ultimately the goal of this phase turned into adjusting the deliverables to the current situation. We presented these new deliverables to the customer and came to an agreement on what can/should be delivered at the end of MSD2.

Design Recap

No major changes were done to the composter design. It is unlikely any changes will occur in the future either since we are unable to manufacture.

Complete Composter Design

Complete Composter Design

Raw Material Update

BoM and Material Location

BoM and Material Location

Manufacturing and Assembly Plans

Frame Subsystem

Completed Frame Subsystem

Completed Frame Subsystem

Hopper Subsystem

Hopper Design

Hopper Design

DXF File Image for Hopper Bottom

DXF File Image for Hopper Bottom

Frass Removal Subsystem

Frass Removal Bar/Subsystem

Frass Removal Bar/Subsystem

Larvae Removal Subsystem

Larvae Removal Subsystem

Larvae Removal Subsystem

Test Plans

Updated Test Plans

Updated Test Plans

Poster, Technical Paper, Video, Recommendations Update

Risk and Problem Tracking

New risks are added when identified. Each risk's importance is rescored at the end of each phase when circumstances change their likelihood or severity.

Surprisingly, no one on the team had the foresight to anticipate and plan for the risk of a global pandemic.

The following risks were identified in the Integrated Subsystem Build & Test Prep phase as the primary risks going forward:

New Risks

New Risks

Changes

An updated Risk Table with all identified risks can be found using the following link: Updated Risk Table.

Problem Tracking

Updated Problem Tracking Worksheet:

Meeting Minutes and Notes

Meeting 4/02/2020 @ 9:00 am (end 9:45) via Skype

Meeting 3/26/2020 @ 10:00 am (end 10:20) via Skype

Meeting 3/24/2020 @ 9:30 (end 10:15)

Schedule for the Final Phase of MSD2

Final Schedule

Final Schedule

Plans for next phase

Individual 3-Week Plans

Each team member provided their vision for the next phase(s) and how they plan to achieve it:

Nicholas Balcomb

Tara Marshall

Elizabeth Maeder

Samantha Porten

Grant Pearce


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