Project 10.1 – Distance Design Challenge Purpose Where did the food come from that made up your breakfast this morning? Was it grown, picked, processed, packaged, and sold to you by the same person? Was the vehicle that brought you to school today designed and manufactured by a team of people that went to work in the same building, took their lunch breaks together, and communicated with each other using the same language? Being able to see and talk with your teammates is usually an ideal situation, but technological systems rely on the expertise of individuals that are scattered across the world. For years, engineers have worked in distance teams to develop solutions to problems. As communication tools, such as email, become integrated into cultural practices, so too does the practice of working in distance teams. An engineering team is made up of people that rely primarily or exclusively on electronic forms of communication to work together to accomplish a goal. Up until this point, you have worked in teams that use face-to-face contact as the primary means of communication. There are inherent benefits to this. Teams that exist under one roof have the ability to converse spontaneously when generating ideas, and often read each other’s body language to identify and thwart conflicts before they occur. Teams that rely on face-to-face contact often socialize with each other, and build personal bonds of friendship that result in a level of trust that is critical to tackling responsibilities that are beyond the capability of one individual. In order to develop a greater understanding of what it is like to function as an engineer in the 21st century, engineering students must be willing to step outside of their comfort zone to experience teamwork through a distance environment. Equipment and Services Engineer’s notebook Solid CAD modeling program Microsoft PowerPoint Scanner Internet access Computer Microsoft Word Printer Digital camera Email access Procedure In this activity, you will be teamed up with 2 other students. At least one of your partners will not be from your partner school. You will use your knowledge of design process, engineering tools, the internet, and methods other than direct face-to-face contact to communicate and work with your partners to solve a given problem. Read through the following design brief and make sure you understand all the aspects of the problem. Record your thoughts or questions in your engineer’s notebook as you read through the design brief. Project Lead The Way, Inc. Copyright 2007 PLTW™ – IED – Unit 4 – Lesson 4.3 – Project 4.3.1 – Final Project – Page 1 Use email as your primary means of communication. 8. Title blocks will be included on both drawings. 7. Create a file folder structure within your student folder that follows the team norms that you and your partner have established. save the file to your network folder according to the file revision protocols. 3. Your individual teacher will indicate which drawing and documents they will require to be submitted for an individual grade. and send them to your partner as either email attachments. indicate this in your message. complete with notations and title blocks. Copyright 2007 PLTW™ – IED – Unit 4 – Lesson 4. These documents will be kept confidential. individually. Identify all of your research sources. Use the Engineer’s Notebook Evaluation as a guide. Digitize your sketches through the use of a scanner.3 – Project 4. 5. If you expect your teammate to respond to you. As you receive files from your teammates. When the presentation is finished. This is a requirement. to your classmates. This will be especially important with CAD and PowerPoint files.3. Make at least one entry in your engineer’s notebook for every class period. a. At the conclusion of this project you and your partners. All parts lists must be positioned and labeled correctly. For this project each team member will be responsible for the drawings required to complete the task. A multiview assembly drawing and an exploded isometric assembly complete with balloons and parts list must be included. and functional qualities of each team’s design has been conducted. 2. Project Lead The Way. Use this evaluation to gage the quality of each team’s delivery of their presentation. and will be stored by your instructor until the end of the project. All nonstandard parts must be represented by dimensioned technical drawings. General Team Guidelines 1. and positioned correctly. fill out the Teammate Performance Summary. structural. and sketch all of your ideas in your engineer’s notebook. 6.Once your teacher has paired you up with your teammates.1 – Final Project – Page 2 . create a summary PowerPoint presentation that each of you will deliver. 4. Inc. and the final class evaluation of the visual.4– Team Norms. As often as your teacher requires fill out and submit a Periodic Self-Evaluation and a Periodic Teammate 10-Point Evaluation form. Use the Summary Presentation Evaluation as a guide in the development of this presentation. work with your partners to establish team norms through Activity 9. Do not assume that your partner has received your message. This presentation is to last no more than five minutes. and be related to each other. ft. aged 6-60 Problem Statement: The Mall of America in Minneapolis. Since this is a RUSH project. Project Manager: One student will be elected to be the project manager. The project manager will design the tee off pad. All 3 holes must fit into a rectangular space that is 30’ x 15’ All holes have a 5’ height limit.® Indoor Miniature Golf Course Client: Mall of America Target Consumer: Typical mall customer. Inc. The 3 holes have to have a consistent theme. They will be responsible for the design of the 120 sq. office and the final assembly drawing bringing all 8 areas together.3 – Project 4. small design teams will be utilized to design 3 holes per team. The entry and exit points to the 3 hole set will be given. Constraints: All 3 holes will have a consistent theme. The office can be taller.1 – Final Project – Page 3 . All holes will include a standard tee off pad and scoring podium. Project Lead The Way. the scoring podium. Copyright 2007 PLTW™ – IED – Unit 4 – Lesson 4. Design Statement: Design 3 consecutive holes of the golf course as assigned by the project manager. A 30” pathway should be planned to travel from hole to hole and area to area All holes must have some type of moving animated part. MN has designated 3720 square fee of open mall space to construct a 24 hole indoor miniature golf course.3. 3 – Project 4. & Office Area 4-20-15 thru 5-5-15 Teams Assemble 3 Hole Area 5-8-15 thru 5-9-15 Teams Prepare Power Point Highlighting Their 3 Holes 5-10-15 thru 5-14-15 Project Manager Assemble 24 Hole Course 5-10-15 thru 5-14-15 Final Presentation 5-15-14 ALL paperwork due Project Lead The Way.Teams Formed 4-7-15 Initial Contact and Introductions 4-8-15 Team Norms Established Activity 9.1 – Final Project – Page 4 . Inc.3.4 4-8-15 thru 4-10-15 May 5 STAAR Testing May 6 STAAR Algebra I Group Brainstorms Theme 4-11-15 & 4-12-15 Project Manager Assigns Areas 4-15-15 Teams Divide Areas for 3 Holes 4-19-15 Individual Team Members Design Holes 4-20-15 thru 5-5-15 Project Manager Design Tee. Podiums. Copyright 2007 PLTW™ – IED – Unit 4 – Lesson 4.