User:Sahmed1890/enes100/bridges/501 DAS 3

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Link to project 501_DAS_3 team page.

Week0 Activities[edit]

Give instructor top 3 project choice list[edit]

Typically the instructor picks teams. Students send the instructor their top 3 choices. The project choices are typically those found at Category:General_Engineering_Projects. The instructor tries to put students in the project of their choice. Put your top three choices here after they are used to assign you to this project. Create a link to the project root and to where your team will be working.

Write problem statement[edit]

Look through the existing problem statements. Find something not yet done on the project. Create a problem statement for it. Think of a new subsystem that needs to be built for the project. The goal is something simple, possible, for zero dollars.

Assign Task1[edit]

Tasks are typically done over the weekend. They are documented during the week, presented during the week and the next weekends work is negotiated during the week. Week 0 is the week that task 1 is negotiated. Record your individual task here. Plan on working on it during the weekend between week0 and week1.

Week1 Activities[edit]

Compare actual work done to Task1[edit]

Rationalize differences

Week1 Narrative[edit]

Upload photos to wikimedia. Upload video to youtube. Convert all spreadsheets, documents, and presentations to wiki format and create wiki subpage of your page for each of them. Link to them here in a narrative that tells a story. High light the problems (engineering problems) you had and how you solved them.

Week1 Peer Review[edit]

Go to each team mates weekly summary wiki page. Read their activities and narrative. Then go the associated discussion page. Say something positive on this page. Try some constructive criticism. Add your name and a signature ~~~~ by entering four tildes in a row to create a time and date stamp. Create a new category if another team mate has already commented here.

Assign Task2[edit]

Record what you are planning on doing for the team during the weekend between week1 and week2 of the project here.

Week2 Activities[edit]

Compare actual work done to Task2[edit]

My job was to build the load support on which to support the weight load for the testing of the bridge. Rationalize differences

Week2 Narrative[edit]

After going through the rules of the Okanagan Bridge Contest I found the measurements of the block of wood was supposed to be 50mm X 50mm X 1/4 inch. So i took a big block of wood and cut it through to form a block of wood with the required dimensions. It did get cut properly but when i tried to attach the hook onto it, a problem was found.

The hook was very difficult to place into the wood. So i made a hole into the wood and then tried to place the hook in it. However after making the hole i noticed that the hole was bigger than the hook itself so the hook was not attached to it properly and it was very weak.

Week2 Peer Review[edit]

Go to each team mates weekly summary wiki page. Read their activities and narrative. Then go the associated discussion page. Say something positive on this page. Try some constructive criticism. Add your name and a signature ~~~~ by entering four tildes in a row to create a time and date stamp. Create a new category if another team mate has already commented here.

Assign Task3[edit]

Make another wooden load support as the previous one was a failure.

Week3 Activities[edit]

My assigned task was to make another load support of for the bridge as the previous one had failed Rationalize differences

Week3 Narrative[edit]

So I used another piece of wood to cut through and make another load support. So i was making another load support. The cutting machine which i used was very strong, so i had to be extra careful to cut the wood. I sketched a line on the wood to determine the dimensions of the wood according to the rules, So i had to cut through the lines. I used the cutting machine and made the wooden load support. After wiping it of the dust i placed the hook in it and finished with it. However i later realized that the support was not cut in a straight line and hence it was crooked. The surface of it was also crooked. So this support had also failed and i was on my way to make another one.

So in my third attempt i used a thinner plank of wood instead a large block of wood, to cut the wood from. This time i made the dimensions on the wood more visible with a marker and then very carefully cut it using the cutting machine. I also then scraped it for dust and to give it finishing touches.

For the hook i decided to use pliers to hold the hook with one and then screw it with the other plier. This was due to the hook not getting attached to the support properly, so i used the pliers to make it go more deep into the wood and make it more firm.

I also applied the hot glue from the hot glue gun to give it more stability and make it more firm. This worked it.

Week3 Peer Review[edit]

Go to each team mates weekly summary wiki page. Read their activities and narrative. Then go the associated discussion page. Say something positive on this page. Try some constructive criticism. Add your name and a signature ~~~~ by entering four tildes in a row to create a time and date stamp. Create a new category if another team mate has already commented here.

Assign Task4[edit]

Attach the base piece of the bridge to the arc and fit in the wooden support to complete the project.

Week4 Activities[edit]

Compare actual work done to Task4[edit]

Rationalize differences

Week4 Narrative[edit]

Upload photos to wikimedia. Upload video to youtube. Convert all spreadsheets, documents, and presentations to wiki format and create wiki subpage of your page for each of them. Link to them here in a narrative that tells a story. High light the problems (engineering problems) you had and how you solved them.

Week4 Peer Review[edit]

Go to each team mates weekly summary wiki page. Read their activities and narrative. Then go the associated discussion page. Say something positive on this page. Try some constructive criticism. Add your name and a signature ~~~~ by entering four tildes in a row to create a time and date stamp. Create a new category if another team mate has already commented here.

Complete Project Page[edit]

Follow the "project done" format.

Start Next Project Week0 activities[edit]

During this week you will perform the week0 activities of the next project.