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P a g e | 1 Introduction Purpose of Report The Robot Project in Engineering Design was a hand-on group development, which taught engineering students the process of achieving a final product that would be able to be reproduced. The project also focused on the importance of teamwork to achieve a common goal. The purpose of this report is to specify all aspects of the robot project including: requirements, design, software, wiring, assembly, and testing. Background and overall project objectives The main objective of the Robot Project was to produce a functional robot that would perform well in competition autonomously. The purpose of the competition was for a team’s robot to move to its enemy’s region of the field, and put out two target lights faster than the enemy. The overall objectives also include: Introduce students to a Project Design and Development environment where they would experience typical design problems and employ problem solving techniques. Instill the importance of a program plan and program management skills. Enable students to experience the group dynamics associated in larger groups where everyone has their own tasks to integrate into the whole project Provide an application for the design and construction of a Solid Works designed component (Robot LOGO) that can be milled on the computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine Create a friendly competitive atmosphere to foster innovation and success oriented thinking Introduce you to a wide variety engineering areas, i.e. software design and development using C language, mechanical design, electrical design, software/hardware integration techniques, strategy development, hands on construction skills, use of industry standard software applications (Project, Word, PowerPoint, Solid Works) Summary of Project Specifications The general focus of the Robot Project was to fabricate necessary parts, and program a robot to be able to perform as needed. The performance guidelines included: responsiveness to various lights in the arena, distinguishing where the robot was located relative to the arena, and the ability to defend itself from obstacles.
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P a g e | 2 Approach to Project Planning and Scheduling The team made a schedule containing a broad outline of the project using a Gantt chart in Microsoft Office Project (Appendix A1). In the Gantt chart, weekly goals were set, which were seemingly realistic. Although, the team deviated from the schedule because of unanticipated difficulties, leading to a team meeting which the group re-planned the approach to the project. We scheduled extra hours at various occasions to make up for lost time. The group’s ability to realize that the project was behind schedule allowed them to rethink the design process with respect to the new time constraints, and be able to work more diligently. With a new agenda in mind, the group was able to successfully complete the robot with time to test necessary troubles the robot faced. Individual roles
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2011 for the course ENGINEERIN E-101 taught by Professor Dr.doe during the Spring '09 term at BC.

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