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MIT OpenCourseWare http://ocw.mit.edu 2.007 Design and Manufacturing I Spring 2009 For information about citing these materials or our Terms of Use, visit: http://ocw.mit.edu/terms .
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Milestone 4 Design MCM and Build Final Car Schedule for: week of 23 - 27 February. Deliverable: 6-8 pages in your lab notebook turned in before next week ! s lab as scheduled Week ! s Activities The plan this week is to continue moving forward toward the major milestone of “Demonstrate MCM.” Since the last day before spring break is Friday, March 27, you have four weeks to design, fabricate, test, and then demonstrate your MCM. This week you ! ll also build your final car, so as soon as your MCM is fabricated, you can mount it on your platform and drive with it. “Demonstrate” means that, with your MCM mounted on your vehicle, you will drive out of the Starting Box and perform, according to your 60 second time line, the functions assigned to your MCM by your strategy and concept. Then after vacation, you will complete and integrate your other modules, and refine your MCM, as appropriate to implement your complete strategy. 1. Design MCM Since this is the first time you have been asked to do design in 2.007, it ! s worth dwelling briefly on what a design is. In a technical sense a design is simply that set of information necessary and sufficient to build a “product.” As stated in last week ! s milestone, the level of information you provide to document your design should be sufficient so that a 2.007 classmate, one of the lab guys, could build the design and have it work without having to ask you questions like, “What is this material here?” or “I
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