Monday, February 19, 2018

Servo Design Plan

-First, CAD a holder for servos that we can upload to thingiverse and print for your plane (20 pts)
-Second, program an Arduino to use servos. (20 pts)
-Third, answer the Design Questions below (31 pts)


Answers should be in detailed, complete sentences! (You can copy and paste these questions onto a Google Doc and answer between them! Call it “Servo Design Plan” and share it with jbarber@k12albemarle.org IMMEDIATELY!) 31 possible points
1. What were your design requirements (measurements, materials/tools) for your servo holder? (2pts.)

2. What were your design constraints (time/equipment/financial) for your servo holder? (2pts.)

3. Background research: What types of background research did you do? Where did you get your information? What sources (websites) did you use? What components of the design were you researching and why? After your sentence, list as many exact URLs as you can! (2pts.)

4. What roadblocks did you run into? How did you remedy (fix) this? Explain as much as you can about how you have adapted/iterated (10 pt paragraph -- needs at LEAST 5 sentences)

5. Upload as many pictures of your build/process as you can. (2 pts. each)

These are ENGINEERING HABITS OF MIND. (Find the question after the list.)
  • Collaboration- Collaboration in the engineering educational environment is heralded in how it “leverages the perspectives, knowledge, and capabilities of team members to address a design challenge” 
  • Optimism-“a worldview in which possibilities and opportunities can be found in every challenge and an understanding that technology can be improved” 
  • Communication- take turns in speaking, listen closely to one another, and search for appropriate vocabulary to articulate what they desired to convey 
  • Attention to ethical consideration- ethics demanded respecting each other’s safety, ideas, materials, and space, For instance brainstorming ideas about how to safely carry, cut, and construct 
  • A systems-thinking approach- Seeing whole, systems and parts, and how they connect, pattern-sniffing, recognising interdependencies, synthesising Systems thinking involves “the ability to recognize interconnections in the technological world” 
  • Problem finding-Clarifying needs, checking existing solutions, investigating contexts, verifying 
  • Visualising- Move from abstract to concrete, manipulating materials, mental rehearsal of physical space and of practical design solutions 
  • Improving-Relentlessly trying to make things better by experimenting, designing, sketching, guessing, conjecturing, thought-experimenting, prototyping 
  • Creative problem solving-Applying techniques from other traditions, generating ideas and solutions with others, generous but rigorous critiquing, seeing engineering as a “team sport” 
  • Adapting-Testing, analysing, reflecting, re-thinking, changing (physically and mentally) 
6. Describe how you employed TWO or more of these habits of mind. (4 pts.)

7. Upload a picture (or two) of your final servo holder while it is being used. (2 pts. each)

8. If you could build your exact holder again, would you change anything? Why or why not? (2pts.)

9. Copy your Arduino servo code here and remove all formatting by clicking on the T- “clear formatting” button (1 pt)

10. What types of background research did you do? Did you get your code or a diagram from the web? Where did you get your information? What sources (websites) did you use? After your sentence, list as many exact URLs as you can! (2pts.)

11. Upload a picture (or two) of your final motor/microcontroller while it is being used. (2 pts. each) A video would also be good to add to your webpage.

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