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<h2>SPECIFICATIONS</h2>
<h2>SPECIFICATIONS</h2>
 
* Design a robot using MLCad/Lego Digital Designer as your primary design tool.
<p>Design a robot using MLCad as your primary design tool. Your team must
* Build a model of your design using the materials provided.  
build a model of your design using the materials provided. A Mindstorms program
* Design a Mindstorms program that will direct the robot's movements.
that will direct the robot's movements must be created. A cost estimate of
* Create a cost estimate of the robot's components.
the robot's components must be provided. All revisions to the original design
* All revisions to the original design must be recorded and explained this includes technical design drawings, as well as cost estimates.
must be recorded and explained this includes technical design drawings, as
* All revisions to the Mindstorms program must be recorded and explained.
well as cost estimates. All revisions to the Mindstorms program must be recorded
and explained.</p>


<p>The AUV must be able to navigate autonomously around the test tank.  
<p>The AUV must be able to navigate autonomously around the test tank.  
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receive extra credit.</p>
receive extra credit.</p>


<h3>MICROSOFT PROJECT</h3>
{{SLDP: Microsoft Project}}
 
<p>Your team must create a time management plan using Microsoft Project (MS
Project). You can learn Microsoft Project by doing the
[http://manual.eg.poly.edu/index.php?title=MS_Project_Skill_Builder MS Project Skill Builder]
contained  elsewhere in this manual. This plan must include all tasks related to the
project. Each task must be named, assigned a duration, assigned to a specific
person, (or people) and ranked in importance relative to the other tasks you
have identified. You must begin your work by creating an MS Project plan. Follow
your project plan throughout the semester. If the team falls behind schedule,
explain the reasons for the delays when you present your progress reports, list
the steps being taken to get the project back on track, and create a revised MS
Project plan.</p>
 
<p>For help in planning your project, review the page called
[http://manual.eg.poly.edu/index.php?title=How_to_plan_the_schedule_and_calculate_costs_for_a_project How to plan the schedule and calculate costs for a project]
in the section called <i>
Material to help you with the project</i> elsewhere in this manual.</p>
 
<p>There should be at least twenty tasks/subtasks and three Milestones.
Milestones should be noted with the duration of &quot;0day&quot;. Moreover,
the copy picture function included in MS Project Software should be used instead
of the print screen function of the computer.</p>


<h3>DRAWINGS</h3>
<h3>DRAWINGS</h3>
All drawings and sketches should be made using '''MLCad''' or '''Lego Digital Designer'''.


<p>A command of <b>MLCad</b> is necessary for you to complete the drawings
Create four drawings of your robot: front, top, most detailed side, and a drawing of your gear trains. Sensors, motors, and gears must be included in each drawing. '''If your robot does not use any gears, make sure to explicitly state that during your presentations.'''
required for this project. Use MLCad to create four drawings of your robot:  
front, top, most detailed side, and a drawing of your gear trains. Sensors,  
motors, and gears must be included in each drawing. All parts used in the
robot must be referred to using the part number found in the price list. </p>


<p>Each revision of your design must be documented. This is done by saving the
Each revision of your design must be documented and all changes must be presented during milestone presentations.</p>
old side view drawing, and assigning a revision number to the new drawing.</p>


[[image:Auv9.gif|frame|center|Figure 2: Sample isometric image from MLCad (without part numbers)]]
[[image:Auv9.gif|frame|center|Figure 2: Sample isometric image from MLCad (without part numbers)]]
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<ol>
<ol>
<li>Mindstorms kit</li>
<li>Mindstorms kit</li>
<li>One NXT</li>
<li>One NXT/EV3</li>
<li>Water proofed Sensors</li>
<li>Waterproof Sensors</li>
<li>Motors</li>
<li>Motors</li>
<li>Water proof Pelican case</li>
<li>Waterproof Pelican case</li>
</ol>
</ol>
The finished AUV must fit inside a 1' &times; 1' &times; 1' box. Any other components that the AUV uses, such as a tether, must also fit within this box.


<p><b>***Additional weights (ballast) and floatation devices (Styrofoam, air
<p><b>***Additional weights (ballast) and floatation devices (Styrofoam, air
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construction of your design. Tabulate this cost information clearly in an Excel
construction of your design. Tabulate this cost information clearly in an Excel
spreadsheet, using the materials cost list provided. You can get help in
spreadsheet, using the materials cost list provided. You can get help in
calculating the cost by reviewing the page called
calculating the cost by reviewing [[How to plan the schedule and calculate costs for a project]]. The costs
[http://manual.eg.poly.edu/index.php?title=How_to_plan_the_schedule_and_calculate_costs_for_a_project How to plan the schedule and calculate costs for a project]
for the parts can be found on the [[Media:Legoprice.pdf|Price list for Lego parts for robot projects]].</p>
in the section called <i>
Material to help you with the project</i> elsewhere in this manual. The costs
for the parts can be found on the page [[Media:Legoprice.pdf|Price list for Lego parts for robot projects]] in the <i>Material to help you
with the project</i> section elsewhere in this manual.</p>


<p><b>Note: You should only use the materials contained in the
<p><b>Note: You should only use the materials contained in the
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to use that are not in this price list.</b></p>
to use that are not in this price list.</b></p>


<p>Have all the materials and parts used categorized in different groups instead
Create a cost estimate on a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. The cost estimate should include the following:
of including individual parts. Make sure to include the units of each part used
* Labor cost breakdown with labor hours and labor rates.
in a group and total them up for that individual group. Moreover, the cost of
* Consolidate low-cost pieces: axles, beams, bricks, bushings, connectors, gears, plates, etc.
labor should be included. You can get help on the labor cost by refer to the page
* Itemize high-cost pieces: controllers (NXT/EV3), sensors, etc.
[http://manual.eg.poly.edu/index.php?title=How_to_plan_the_schedule_and_calculate_costs_for_a_project How to plan the schedule and calculate costs for a project]
* No decimal places; this is an estimate after all. Round appropriately.
in the section called <i>
* Total cost must be shown in the bottom right corner.
Material to help you with the project</i> elsewhere in this manual.</p>


<h3>MILESTONES</h3>
<h3>MILESTONES AND BENCHMARKS</h3>


<p>As you work on your project, you will be required to present periodic reports
<p>As you work on your project, you will be required to present periodic reports
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Milestone are called deliverables. These deliverables often consist of a  
Milestone are called deliverables. These deliverables often consist of a  
combination of written submissions, presentations, and demonstrations.</p>
combination of written submissions, presentations, and demonstrations.</p>
<p>Have all the materials and parts used categorized in different groups instead
of including individual parts. Make sure to include the units of each part used
in a group and total them up for that individual group. Moreover, the cost of
labor should be included. You can get help on the labor cost by reading the page
&quot;How to plan the schedule and calculate costs for a project&quot; in the
&quot;Material to help you with the project&quot; section of the online
manual.</p>


<h4>Milestone 1</h4>
<h4>Milestone 1</h4>
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2?</b></p>
2?</b></p>


<p><b>Milestone 1 Deliverables:</b> A presentation. Include the
<b>Milestone 1 Deliverables:</b>
preliminary sketch, cost estimate, and MS Project plan. Include a brief
* Presentation:
description of the robot and any special features and benefits of your
** Project description
design.</p>
** Design approach
** Mission statement
** Preliminary sketch
** Cost estimate
** MS Project schedule
** Progress update: current state of the project


<p><b><i>Note:</i></b><i> Whenever you revise your drawing(s), your cost  
<p><b><i>Note:</i></b><i> Whenever you revise your drawing(s), your cost  
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initial cost estimate, or the initial MS Project plan, <b>in addition to</b> the
initial cost estimate, or the initial MS Project plan, <b>in addition to</b> the
revision.</i></p>
revision.</i></p>
==== Benchmark Assessment A ====
Benchmark assessments evaluate the progress of your project. To pass, the design must complete all of the following:
* Earn at least 25 points.
'''Benchmark Assessment A is due at the end of Model Shop Session 1.''' There are penalties for not completing on time. Refer to the [[EG1003 Grading Policy]] for more information.


<h4>Milestone 2</h4>
<h4>Milestone 2</h4>


<p>Using MLCad, prepare four views of your
<p>Using MLCad or Lego Digital Designer, prepare four views of your
latest design: front, top, most detailed side, and an isometric drawing. Create
latest design: front, top, most detailed side, and an isometric drawing. Also, create
an MLCad drawing of your gear trains. Complete your latest Mindstorms program and
a drawing of your gear trains. Complete your latest Mindstorms program and
your latest MS Project plan reflecting any schedule changes. Finally, calculate
your latest MS Project plan reflecting any schedule changes. Finally, calculate
a revised cost estimate. A Benchmark Assessment A Form must be electronically signed by a TA on [https://eg.poly.edu eg.poly.edu]. Note specialized non Lego equipment can be excluded from the
a revised cost estimate.
MLCad</p>


<p><b><i>Look Ahead:</i></b><i> What tasks do you plan between now and Milestone
<p><b><i>Look Ahead:</i></b><i> What tasks do you plan between now and Milestone
3?</i></p>
3?</i></p>


<p><b>Milestone 2 Deliverables:</b> A copy of your presentation slides
<b>Milestone 2 Deliverables:</b>
that includes four views of your design using MLCad: front, top, most detailed
* Presentation:
side, and an isometric drawing; an MLCad drawing of your gear trains; your
** Project description
Mindstorms program; a revised cost estimate; your revised MS Project plan; and your
** Design approach
Benchmark Assessment A Form electronically signed by a TA on [https://eg.poly.edu eg.poly.edu].</p>
** Design changes since Milestone 1
** Mission statement
** CAD drawings: top, front, most detailed side, isometric, gear train
** Mindstorms program
** Cost estimate (previous and current). What changes were made?
** MS Project schedule (previous and current). What changes were made?
** Progress update: current state of the project (time, budget, etc.)


<p><b><i>Note:</i></b><i> Whenever you revise your drawing(s), your cost
==== Benchmark Assessment B ====
estimate, or your MS Project plan, you must include the initial drawing, the  
To pass, the design must complete all of the following:
initial cost estimate, or the initial MS Project plan, <b>in addition to</b> the
* Earn at least 60 points.
revision.</i></p>
'''Benchmark Assessment B is due at the end of Model Shop Session 2.''' There are penalties for not completing on time. Refer to the [[EG1003 Grading Policy]] for more information.


<h4>Milestone 3</h4>
<h4>Milestone 3</h4>
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initial cost estimate, or the initial MS Project plan, <b>in addition to</b> the
initial cost estimate, or the initial MS Project plan, <b>in addition to</b> the
revision.</i></p>
revision.</i></p>
=== Commissioning ===
To pass, the design must complete all of the following:
* Earn at least 100 points.
Refer to the syllabus for the commissioning deadline. There are penalties for not completing on time. Refer to the [[EG1003 Grading Policy]] for more information.


<h3>FINAL PRESENTATION</h3>  
<h3>FINAL PRESENTATION</h3>  


<p>The exact specifications for your
The final presentation will be a technical briefing, similar to the milestones, but also serves as a sales presentation explaining why your company should be selected instead of the competition. Please include the following:
final presentation will be provided by your instructor. Some of these
* Problem statement
requirements will be: the features and benefits of your design, project
* Solution overview
specifications, all drawings, Mindstorms programs, cost estimates, and your
* Company description and qualifications
completed MS Project. After you deliver your final presentation, you will
* Drawings
proceed to the Model Shop to have your work commissioned (tested). A <b>
* Mindstorms program
Commissioning Statement</b> must be electronically signed by a TA on [https://eg.poly.edu eg.poly.edu] before you submit your final presentation
* Cost estimate
materials.</p>
* Microsoft Project schedule
* Video demonstration
* Why should the company be awarded this contract?


<h3>FINAL SUBMISSION</h3>
<h3>FINAL SUBMISSION</h3>
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<ul>
<ul>
<li>Benchmark Assessment A statement on [https://eg.poly.edu eg.poly.edu]</li>
<li>Printout of Benchmark Assessment A statement from [https://eg.poly.edu eg.poly.edu]</li>
<li>Benchmark Assessment B statement on [https://eg.poly.edu eg.poly.edu]</li>
<li>Printout of Benchmark Assessment B statement from [https://eg.poly.edu eg.poly.edu]</li>
<li>Commissioning statement on [https://eg.poly.edu eg.poly.edu]</li>
<li>Printout of Commissioning statement from [https://eg.poly.edu eg.poly.edu]</li>
<li>Hardcopy and CD containing:</li>
<li>Hardcopy and CD/DVD/USB containing:</li>
<ul type="square">
<ul type="square">
<li>Final presentation</li>
<li>Final presentation</li>
<li>Cover page and table of appendices.</li>
<li>Cover page and table of contents.</li>
<li>Appendices:</li>
<ul type="disc">
<li>Final Mindstorms program</li>
<li>Final Mindstorms program</li>
<li>Initial sketch</li>
<li>Initial sketch</li>
<li>All the drawings of your final design</li>
<li>All the drawings of your design (initial through final)</li>
<li>Video</li>
<li>Video</li>
<li>Final MS Project Schedule</li>
<li>Final MS Project Schedule</li>
<li>Final Cost estimate</li>
<li>Final cost estimate</li>
<li>Resume(s)</li>
<li>Resume(s) (No fictitious resumes will be accepted.)</li>
</ul>
</ul>
</ul>
</ul>
</ul>
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<h3>EARLY ACCEPTANCE</h3>
<h3>EARLY ACCEPTANCE</h3>


<p>If you complete your project one week early, you are eligible for a bonus  
<p>If you submit your project one week early, you are eligible for a bonus  
that will be added to your final semester-long project grade. You must submit  
that will be added to your final semester-long project grade. You must submit  
all deliverables by 5PM one week before your section is scheduled to present
all deliverables one week before the submission deadline (see syllabus for exact date). To submit early, all required information on
(see syllabus for exact date). To submit early, all required information on
the form titled [[Media:Early.doc|Project Submission Form]], found on the
the form titled [[Media:Early.doc|Project Submission Form]], found on the
EG web site, must be approved, accepted, and signed by a TA. The deliverables
EG web site, must be approved, accepted, and signed by a TA. The deliverables
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the deliverables submitted will be accepted.</p>
the deliverables submitted will be accepted.</p>


<h3>LIQUIDATED DAMAGES</h3>
<h3>LATE DELIVERY</h3>


<p>If you do not complete all your deliverables and do not commission by the day of your Final Presentation, you will incur liquidated damages as defined in the grading
<p>If you do not complete all your deliverables and do not commission by the deadline set forth in the syllabus, you will not receive full credit for commissioning. Please refer to the [[EG1003 Grading Policy]] for more information.
policy.</p>


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Revision as of 11:23, 7 July 2014

RFP*: Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV)

* RFP is an acronym for Request For Proposal. Internationally, RFPs are called ITTs, an acronym for Invitation To Tender governmental agencies use RFPs to solicit new business.

INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW

The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SSC) was created to encourage the development of technologies which facilitated the acquisition, transmittal and processing of information for the U.S. Navy.

The SSC has begun work on a new sea lab located, 20 miles off the south coast of New Fronts Ports, Florida. The new facility currently serves as home base for scientists, technicians and engineers charged with the facilities completion. When fully operational the base will serve as a port for naval and marine research. Completion of the new site poses many challenges for those teams assigned to complete construction. It is remote and the weather is brutal.

In order to free up the station's personnel for more important tasks, the SSC has requested a proposal for an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) that will be able to perform specific tasks at the sea lab and help speed completion of the project. The winning bid will be the one that is both innovative and cost effective. SCC anticipates using this robot on all its sea labs in the future.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Design a robot using MLCad/Lego Digital Designer as your primary design tool.
  • Build a model of your design using the materials provided.
  • Design a Mindstorms program that will direct the robot's movements.
  • Create a cost estimate of the robot's components.
  • All revisions to the original design must be recorded and explained this includes technical design drawings, as well as cost estimates.
  • All revisions to the Mindstorms program must be recorded and explained.

The AUV must be able to navigate autonomously around the test tank. The robot must achieve at least 100 points in 5 minutes. The tasks may be selected from the list of tasks below.

The finished AUV must fit inside a 1 foot by 1 foot by 1 foot box. Any other components that the AUV uses, such as a tether, must also fit in the same box with the AUV.

The AUV must start in the starting area. The fish tank is divided into three sections; the starting area is the first section from the left side. The AUV may start anywhere in the starting area, at any depth, facing any direction. The AUV may not be touching any of the field objects during the initial start.

These specifications must be met for final commissioning. Please refer to the course syllabus for all due dates.

AUV FIELD

Figure 1: AUV navigation field


Objects are placed at different locations across the terrain. The completion of each task listed below has a specified point value. Task numbers correspond to the location numbers on this map. Point values are also noted.

AUV TASKS

1 Marine Plant Samples There are three unique

indigenous plants that scientists have been wishing
to acquire and study. Find as many of the plants as
possible. Bring the plants to the surface of the water
for 5 points each bring them back into the
starting base for an additional 10 points each

(45 points Max)
Auv2.jpg
2 Data Canisters There are six canisters located

in the ocean. Two are located near the surface of
the water near the starting zone; three are located
under water; one was lost and is located under the
Recovery Station. Transport these six canisters into
the Recovery Station for 10 points each

(60 points max)
Auv3.jpg
3 Oceanographic Sensor – A critical new instrument has shifted from its anchor due to a tropical storm. Locate the sensor and return it to its original location. The original location is considered to be in the same tile as the oil spill pipeline. As long as the sensor touches the tile, the task is considered complete. This task is worth 20 points.
Note: Before testing, this sensor must be located at the middle of the tank, even if your group has decided to not attempt this task.
Auv4.jpg
4 Seismic Reading – There is a seismic reader located

near the base of the station. Since the lower portion
of the sea lab is not yet completed the AUV must obtain

the data manually by tipping the yellow flag. (10 points)
Auv5.jpg
5 Oil Spill – There has been an oil spill next to the recovery station. The oil spill is simulated by a cracked pipe which releases bubbles. Your goal is to design a device that will prevent the spill (air bubbles) from being visible for three seconds. The device is still part of your dimension limitations. This task is worth 40 points.
Auv11.jpg

Other course features

Recovery Station – The repository for Data Canisters. A

data canister is considered inside the Recovery Station
when it is inside the yellow ring. A canister may be
deposited inside the yellow ring from either above or

below.
Auv8.jpg

IMPORTANT

Only the specified waterproofed sensors may be used. The NXT must be enclosed in the modified Pelican case at all times when testing. Tethered robots are allowed but the NXT (inside the modified Pelican case) must be inside the fish tank and not touched by any person. A TA must check and approve your design before your first initial testing.

For tips on how to waterproof your vehicle click here.

The AUV robot may start in any location and depth in the starting zone, however the robot may not be touch any of the field objects during the initial start.

The robot program may not be altered or switched during any part of the mission. Likewise, the robot must be fully autonomous and therefore cannot be touched by any person during testing.

If at any point water is spilled onto the NXT, power down the NXT and remove the battery pack or its batteries. DO NOT turn the NXT on again. Contact a TA immediately and they will perform the necessary procedure to preserve the electronic device from damages.

For safety reasons the use of the AC adapter is strictly prohibited for the AUV project while in the room 573A. The AC adapter is connected directly to a 120V AC source that could lead to serious injury if contacted with water. Also only the specified waterproofed sensors and cases may be used in the test tank.

Please Note:

Some areas of the AUV navigation field are smooth; other areas have obstructions. The objects and landscape are constructed out of LEGO pieces. Any robot that intentionally damages the course, or deemed unsafe for the aquarium will not be allowed to be tested.

During the competition, the instructors or your TA will make all judgments as to the successful completion of tasks. Protests will not be considered.

Creativity and innovation are always rewarded. Original designs will receive extra credit.

Microsoft Project

You must create a project schedule to manage your time in Microsoft Project. You can learn Microsoft Project by doing the MS Project Skill Builder. This schedule must include all tasks related to the project from the start of the project to Submission. Click here to access the guide on how to transfer a file. The Microsoft Project schedule should include the following:

  • Minimum of 20 tasks, excluding Milestones
  • Milestones should be clearly indicated on the project plan (duration of zero days)
  • Each task must include the person responsible for completing the task (resource names)
  • Use the "Copy Picture" function to include the project plan in the presentations. Do not take a screenshot
  • Gantt chart must be displayed alongside the tasks list (fit onto one slide)
  • Gantt chart must clearly show a progress line
  • Clearly state during the presentation whether the project is on-time, behind schedule, or ahead of schedule

For help planning the project, review the manual page Planning Project Scheduling & Costs.

DRAWINGS

All drawings and sketches should be made using MLCad or Lego Digital Designer.

Create four drawings of your robot: front, top, most detailed side, and a drawing of your gear trains. Sensors, motors, and gears must be included in each drawing. If your robot does not use any gears, make sure to explicitly state that during your presentations.

Each revision of your design must be documented and all changes must be presented during milestone presentations.

Figure 2: Sample isometric image from MLCad (without part numbers)

MODEL

You must build a scale model (1:1) of your design. The following materials will be provided:

  1. Mindstorms kit
  2. One NXT/EV3
  3. Waterproof Sensors
  4. Motors
  5. Waterproof Pelican case

The finished AUV must fit inside a 1' × 1' × 1' box. Any other components that the AUV uses, such as a tether, must also fit within this box.

***Additional weights (ballast) and floatation devices (Styrofoam, air tanks) are allowed, but must be provided by the student, all additional materials must be deemed acceptable by either the professor or the TA, if they are deemed unsafe for the devices or hazardous to the course, they must be immediately removed before any additional testing is permitted.

Additional materials can be supplied by your TA.

Figure 3: Photographs of some past robot models constructed from provided materials

COST ESTIMATE

Once a robot design is complete, a cost estimate must be generated that specifies the cost of all the materials and labor required for the construction of your design. Tabulate this cost information clearly in an Excel spreadsheet, using the materials cost list provided. You can get help in calculating the cost by reviewing How to plan the schedule and calculate costs for a project. The costs for the parts can be found on the Price list for Lego parts for robot projects.

Note: You should only use the materials contained in the Price list for Lego parts for robot projects. If you want to use other parts, get permission from your faculty member to do so, and also to determine the cost of the parts you want to use that are not in this price list.

Create a cost estimate on a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. The cost estimate should include the following:

  • Labor cost breakdown with labor hours and labor rates.
  • Consolidate low-cost pieces: axles, beams, bricks, bushings, connectors, gears, plates, etc.
  • Itemize high-cost pieces: controllers (NXT/EV3), sensors, etc.
  • No decimal places; this is an estimate after all. Round appropriately.
  • Total cost must be shown in the bottom right corner.

MILESTONES AND BENCHMARKS

As you work on your project, you will be required to present periodic reports on your progress. We call these Milestones. All the items assigned in each Milestone are called deliverables. These deliverables often consist of a combination of written submissions, presentations, and demonstrations.

Milestone 1

Prepare a preliminary sketch of your design, a cost estimate, and an MS Project plan.

Look Ahead: What tasks do you plan between now and Milestone 2?

Milestone 1 Deliverables:

  • Presentation:
    • Project description
    • Design approach
    • Mission statement
    • Preliminary sketch
    • Cost estimate
    • MS Project schedule
    • Progress update: current state of the project

Note: Whenever you revise your drawing(s), your cost estimate, or your MS Project plan, you must include the initial drawing, the initial cost estimate, or the initial MS Project plan, in addition to the revision.

Benchmark Assessment A

Benchmark assessments evaluate the progress of your project. To pass, the design must complete all of the following:

  • Earn at least 25 points.

Benchmark Assessment A is due at the end of Model Shop Session 1. There are penalties for not completing on time. Refer to the EG1003 Grading Policy for more information.

Milestone 2

Using MLCad or Lego Digital Designer, prepare four views of your latest design: front, top, most detailed side, and an isometric drawing. Also, create a drawing of your gear trains. Complete your latest Mindstorms program and your latest MS Project plan reflecting any schedule changes. Finally, calculate a revised cost estimate.

Look Ahead: What tasks do you plan between now and Milestone 3?

Milestone 2 Deliverables:

  • Presentation:
    • Project description
    • Design approach
    • Design changes since Milestone 1
    • Mission statement
    • CAD drawings: top, front, most detailed side, isometric, gear train
    • Mindstorms program
    • Cost estimate (previous and current). What changes were made?
    • MS Project schedule (previous and current). What changes were made?
    • Progress update: current state of the project (time, budget, etc.)

Benchmark Assessment B

To pass, the design must complete all of the following:

  • Earn at least 60 points.

Benchmark Assessment B is due at the end of Model Shop Session 2. There are penalties for not completing on time. Refer to the EG1003 Grading Policy for more information.

Milestone 3

Using MLCad, prepare four views of your latest design: front, top, most detailed side, and an isometric drawing. Create an MLCad drawing of your gear trains. Complete your latest Mindstorms program and your latest MS Project plan reflecting any schedule changes. Finally, calculate a revised cost estimate. A Benchmark Assessment B Form must be electronically signed by a TA on eg.poly.edu.

Look ahead: What tasks do you plan between now and the completion of the project?

Milestone 3 Deliverables: A copy of your presentation slides that includes four views of your design using MLCad: front, top, most detailed side, and an isometric drawing; an MLCad drawing of your gear trains; your Mindstorms program; a revised cost estimate; your revised MS Project plan; and your Benchmark Assessment B Form electronically signed by a TA on eg.poly.edu.

Note: Whenever you revise your drawing(s), your cost estimate, or your MS Project plan, you must include the initial drawing, the initial cost estimate, or the initial MS Project plan, in addition to the revision.

Commissioning

To pass, the design must complete all of the following:

  • Earn at least 100 points.

Refer to the syllabus for the commissioning deadline. There are penalties for not completing on time. Refer to the EG1003 Grading Policy for more information.

FINAL PRESENTATION

The final presentation will be a technical briefing, similar to the milestones, but also serves as a sales presentation explaining why your company should be selected instead of the competition. Please include the following:

  • Problem statement
  • Solution overview
  • Company description and qualifications
  • Drawings
  • Mindstorms program
  • Cost estimate
  • Microsoft Project schedule
  • Video demonstration
  • Why should the company be awarded this contract?

FINAL SUBMISSION

Your project should be submitted as a folder containing the following deliverables:

  • Printout of Benchmark Assessment A statement from eg.poly.edu
  • Printout of Benchmark Assessment B statement from eg.poly.edu
  • Printout of Commissioning statement from eg.poly.edu
  • Hardcopy and CD/DVD/USB containing:
    • Final presentation
    • Cover page and table of contents.
    • Final Mindstorms program
    • Initial sketch
    • All the drawings of your design (initial through final)
    • Video
    • Final MS Project Schedule
    • Final cost estimate
    • Resume(s) (No fictitious resumes will be accepted.)

EARLY ACCEPTANCE

If you submit your project one week early, you are eligible for a bonus that will be added to your final semester-long project grade. You must submit all deliverables one week before the submission deadline (see syllabus for exact date). To submit early, all required information on the form titled Project Submission Form, found on the EG web site, must be approved, accepted, and signed by a TA. The deliverables received early are the ones you will use in your presentation. No adjustments to the deliverables submitted will be accepted.

LATE DELIVERY

If you do not complete all your deliverables and do not commission by the deadline set forth in the syllabus, you will not receive full credit for commissioning. Please refer to the EG1003 Grading Policy for more information. Return to Table of Contents