Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Update 10/21/15

What a time to be alive.

Today was a very exciting day for the EDD class. Both groups have now finished their initial presentations and are getting started on their real work.

Now, the groups are making quizzes to test the knowledge of what people know from the presentations, particularly the one on the human hand. A few members of the hand group also doing research on orthopedic surgeons to ask them questions related to prosthetics. The other members of the hand group are coming up with and testing ideas to modify and improve the printed hand.

The lock and key group had a very productive meeting about key design. We are drawing the various key designs on CAD software and are planning to order metal 3D-printed versions of one or two of them from Shapeways, as well as ABS prototypes from our in-house 3D printers. We also have some ideas on aspects of the lock design, and have ordered a mechanical deadbolt for reverse engineering purposes.

It may not sound like a lot, but most people in the class would tell you that they sure are busy. That's it for today. See you on Friday.