Date 9/21

Topic: Physical Fabrication – tools and machines

  • Pre-Class: Watch lab safety video

    • List at least five things about engineering and technology safety.
    • Have you had any lab safety experiences?
    • What else you want to mention about lab safety?
    • What are special requirements for an engineering and technology lab?

    • Check you knowledge about woodworking.
      • Woodworking always helps save money (T/F)
      • Nails are necessary to joint wood pieces (T/F)
      • Planning is necessary before building (T/F)
      • Safety is super important (T/F)
      • Having power tools are necessary to start woodworking (T/F)
      • Perfection is impossible (T/F)
      • A big shop is necessary (T/F)
      • Woodworking is a variation of a simple box (T/F)
      • Almost every mistake can be salvaged and fixed (T/F)
      • Sanding is important: don’t slack off (T/F)
    • Woodworking tools demonstration
      • Introduction

      • Miter Saw

 

 

 

 

 

 

      • Table Saw

 

 

    • Grouping and group worksheet
    • Discuss your woodworking experiences (or hands-on making experiences)
      • What did you make?
      • How did you start?
      • What kinds of tools did you use?
      • What materials did you use?
      • What were the outcomes?
    • Break (10 minutes)
    • Design your woodworking project
      • Watch the below two videos and brainstorm your woodworking project.

      • List three cool things that you found from the above videos.
        • 1) _________________________________________
        • 2) _________________________________________
        • 3) _________________________________________
      • Group activity (Groups of four)
        • Define a problem.
          • Brainstorm with this statement: Find things that you really want to improve your daily lives. (15 minutes)
            • Follow brainstorming rules
              • Defer judgment.
              • Encourage wild ideas.
              • Build on the ideas of others.
              • Stay focused on the topic.
              • One conversation at a time.
              • Be visual.
              • Go for quantity.
          • Present the list of your problems.
          • Select one problem that your group solve through a woodworking project.
        • Generate design ideas
          • Brainstorm design ideas
          • List design ideas
          • Evaluate design ideas and select one solution using universal design criteria.
            • Elegance
            • Robustness
            • Aesthetics
            • Cost
            • Resources
            • Time
            • Skill required
            • Safety
    • Design a wood product: Illustrate your woodworking design ideas.
      • Draw your ideas
      • Free hand sketch or CAD – TinkerCAD, SketchUp, or Inventor, but free-hand sketches would be okay!
      • Review your design sketches with below considerations
        • Do you have enough skills to build your solution?
        • Do you have enough tools and resources?
        • Are there anticipated technical difficulties?
    • Assess your design solution using CAFEQUE analysis
      • Cost: how much does the product cost? is it value for money?
      • Aesthetics: do you think the product looks good?
      • Function: what is the main function of this product?
      • Ergonomics: Is the product easy to use? Is it comfortable?
      • Quality: Is the product well made?
      • Users: Who use use this product?
      • Environment: could the product harm the environment when in use?
    • Present your final design solution (start at 7:00 pm)

Post-Class

  •  Assignments
    • Complete your design solution. If needed, arrange your meetings.
    • [Lab report 1] post your design to your online portfolio. The lab report should include
      • all the design processes including
        • Problem identification.
        • Solution generation
        • Sketches
        • Product Analysis
      • Your reflection.
    • Article Due: What is engineering, 9/28