Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The day we prepared for all year has finally arrived: presentation day!  It took many classes to get ready to present in front of our panel and I am happy to report the First Wave group executed perfectly. The panel was impressed by our ability to pick sewing, something we didn’t know what to do, and produce such professional looking bags. They were also impressed by our ski to bag attachment method. Overall I am extremely proud of the First Wave group in how even though not all of us were Nordic skiers, we all worked together and worked hard to make this bag that will change the Nordic industry.

The Pivo Never Rests

The three groups presented our work to a panel of engineers and parents. Our group had some minor technical difficulties, but managed to successfully share our concept and execution. We received positive responses from the audience with only minor suggestions on how to make the armrest more durable for long-term use. Our final prototype held up quite well during our demonstration and fit into both sides of the wheelchair without any problems. We will soon analyze their suggestions and figure out exactly what we need to work on before we approach the manufacturing companies.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Down to the Wire

In class today, we ran through our final PowerPoint as if it were our final presentation. We have finished tweaking the components of it and are now focusing strictly on the actual presentation aspect, making sure those of us talking understand what we need to do in order to get our points across. We are eager to show the panel of engineers what we have been working on, and can say we are proud of all that we have accomplished. Now we just have to continue preparing as much as we can and have everything set so that things can go smoothly.