Thursday, October 8, 2015

Update 10/8/15

This is what engineering looks like.
As you can probably tell from the above photos, today was an especially productive day. Ross created a Twitter account for the class, @sshsedd2016 (same for Instagram), and both groups made progress in their research.

Here in the lock and key group, Paul and Lucas are researching competitors to the Enable hand, such as partially 3D-printed robotic prosthetics (or bionics, if you will). At last check, Nick and Kevin were watching a YouTube video about hacking RFID cards and I am finishing up my research on electronic locks. One thing I noticed is that current electronic locks are much more expensive than mechanical ones - something we will be trying to change.

Today's Hand Report comes from Adam and follows below.

This week, we will be researching more today and next Tuesday while continuing to make the presentations. We plan to show the other group our presentations and present the patent research so we don’t steal anyone’s patents.

Today’s accomplishments:

  • Adam: did more research and tested a video game
  • Maddie: did more research and tested a video game
  • Hannah: did more research on the hand
  • Jackson: did more research on the hand and worked on the presentation
  • Steve: did more research on the hand and worked on the presentation
  • Kevin: got not much done
  • Andrew: Did more research on electronic key patent, worked on the presentation as well as made 5 forums on central desktop for project management and clear up conversation
  • Ross: finished “Ross stuff”
  • Gray: 3D-printed some stuff
  • Cameron: assisted in 3D-printing
That's all for today folks. Have a great day and don't forget to hit up our new social media accounts.