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Team Memo 6 Score Sheet – SECTIONS GROUP AND INDIVIDUALLY GRADED Due December 1, 2014 at the beginning of class Each memo must start with an introduction discussing what project you are evaluating and what the memo contains. The introduction should also include a brief summary of the results detailed within the memo. For each methodology, discuss why it is important and what insights your group gained by doing it. All sections (methodologies) must have transitional sentences/paragraphs that link the current section with the upcoming section (methodology).

Objective Poss. Score

GROUP – Introduction

Identify which team member is in charge of each device and provide a brief description of the devices chosen in Memo 5 (i.e. then the memo will outline how the devices have changed throughout the design process). Number each device and use the numbers throughout the memo (e.g. Device 1, Device 2, etc.).


GROUP – Updates

Any updates to previous submissions. Include at minimum the updated Gantt Chart in this memo, then include any updated functional model, QFD, etc). This section can be after the Intro or at the end of the memo.


INDIVIDUAL – Proof of Concept (POC)

Develop a proof of concept prototype to test at least one subsystem or system of each device. Provide pictures/diagrams of the POC and a description.


Discuss what you learned for each device by doing the POC. What changes will be made to the device due to the results?


GROUP – Design of Experiments (DOE)

Perform a DOE on one of the devices as a group. Identify three variables to test for the device and perform a two-level DOE. Include the raw data in table format similar to the helicopter DOE example in class.


Describe the procedure for the DOE in detail. Discuss the results of the DOE and how it affects the design of the device tested. Discuss the resulting empirically- derived equation.


INDIVIDUAL – Alpha Prototypes

Construct and test alpha prototypes for each device. Provide a description of the device and pictures/diagrams.


Describe how the alpha prototypes have changed from the initial descriptions provided in the introduction based on your conclusions in the POC and DOE.



For sections that are individually graded, provide an introduction to the section by the group, then label each subsection with the individual devices. Clearly label the beginning of each subsection with the name of the teammember responsible.


Standard technical memo format (To, From, Date, RE header, memo body) 1

Appropriate referencing of tables, figures (“ Figure 1 shows …”) 2

Figures, tables labeled and captioned (i.e., Figure 1. Gantt Chart for Project X) 3

Extra credit opportunities: Extra POCs with discussion, Second DOE on different device

Future Final Report sections – SECTIONS GROUP AND INDIVIDUALLY GRADED Due December 9, 2014 in the final report at the beginning of class

The following sections must be completed between Memo 6 and the final report. This information is for your benefit as you are writing the final report. As always: for each methodology, discuss why it is important and what insights your group gained by doing it. All sections (methodologies) must have transitional sentences/paragraphs that link the current section with the upcoming section (methodology). INDIVIDUAL: Design for X

Perform a Design for Manufacturing and Design for Assembly analysis of each device. The analysis should be done as if you were recommending a company to redesign your device. This company has the resources to perform any of the manufacturing or assembly methods described in class. Discuss what you gained/learned by doing the DFMA on your device. Will you change your design at all based on your analysis? How different would your device operate had you the resources to do the recommendations given? GROUP: FMEA As a group, develop one FMEA that contains the potential failures of any and all devices and potential failures during the competition. The FMEA should have at least 12 failures for teams of three or at least 16 failures for teams of four. Discuss the results of the FMEA. What failures stand out and why? What did your team learn by doing the FMEA? How did any of the devices’ designs change based on the FMEA? INDIVIDUAL: Costing/BOM/Assembly For each device, provide a detailed BOM (use the template from Project 1) and an Assembly drawing with compact BOM (see example in the lecture: Prototyping). Chose components or sub- assemblies that you would manufacture in Building 98C, provided you had the skills. Perform at least two costing analyses for each device on these components or sub-assemblies. Discuss how your device would be different provided you had the resources to manufacture certain parts or sub-assemblies. What did you learn by doing the detailed BOM and the Assembly drawings? INDIVIDUAL: Beta Prototypes Provide in-depth descriptions (along with pictures) of the final devices. Detail how each device mets or exheeds the competition requirements. What makes each device stand-out and perform effectively? GROUP: Post Mortem In a report style format (i.e. DO NOT just list the questions and then answer them), answer the seven Post Mortem questions, organized into the two categories:

1. Contributors to project success 2. Opportunities/areas for improvement As this should be in report-style format, each paragraph should flow into the next, from

topic to topic. Each paragraph should clearly and smoothly convey which question you are answering.


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