Date 9/29

  • Topic: Physical Fabrication – woodworking 1

Pre-class:


In-class:

  • Check up previous lessons.
    • Essay: What is engineering?
    • Reflection
      • Why are we learning woodworking project methods?
      • What did you learn in the previous class?
      • Safety, what does it mean to you? Do you feel safety issues? Does it relate to your life?
      • Why are we practicing (or simulating) woodworking project?
  • Part I: Woodworking design project
    • Review your design ideas. Then, evaluate design idea using universal design criteria. (20 minutes). If needed, update your design idea.
    • Design a wood product: Illustrate your woodworking design ideas.
      • Draw your ideas
      • Free hand sketch first, then CAD design. SketchUp or Fusion 360. (If you are not ready to use CAD software, this process can be skipped)
      • 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?
      • Until 6:15 pm
    • Assess your design solution using CAFEQUE analysis (20 minutes)
      • 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?
    • Make details.
      • Break out into small pieces
      • Determine its materials, size (w x d x h) – industrial products
      • Explain which tools you will use?
    • Present your final design solution (start at 6:50 pm)
      • Submission (submit through your google doc)
        • Complete the design process form on Google Doc
        • Add your sketches (hand drawing or CAD drawing) into the Google Doc.
        • Complete CAFEQUE Evaluation.
    • Optional resources
  • Reflect on your project
    • What did you learn?
    • Were the strategies, skills and procedures you used effective for this project?
    • What are some things you did really well on this project?
    • Did you do an effective job of communicating my learning to others?
    • Where did you encounter struggles today, and what did you do to deal with it?
    • What about your thinking, learning, or work today brought you the most satisfaction? Why?
    • What are your next steps? Which of those steps will come easiest? What can you do now to navigate the road ahead with the most success?

Post-class:

  • Complete your group project #1, and post in your Open Portfolio. Do not post the Google Doc link with the open edit permission. Make a copy or convert into a PDF file.
  • Write a reflection on your project.
  • Next week
    • Start digital fabrication.
    • Watch Arduino video posted on Week 5 (will be updated)
    • Set up your Arduino environment.
      • Prepare a physical device
      • Install required software
      • Prepare a TinkerCAD account for online Circuit design.