The intent of this page is to convey to you, the reader, the
value of capstone design to us, the design team, in terms of personal and
Capstone design is a
directed but very open-ended course. The JoggleZ design team has compiled
the following list of knowledge gained and beneficial actions taken during the
course of our Capstone design sequence. We hope you benefit from our
Good documentation is an
invaluable reference throughout the
Review notebook and documentation regularly. This will
help you advance to a higher level of design through the recognition of key
elements in both the design and your designing techniques.
With your group, assess
individual team member strengths and mentor strengths: drafting, machining, welding,
math modeling, software applications, etc. As a team determine ways
to use these skills to your advantage.
Develop a conflict resolution plan and USE IT.
Fabrication takes longer
than you think. A rule of thumb, estimate your fabrication time then
multiply by pi (π).
detailed fabrication plan that goes beyond your drawings, e.g.: who does what, when,
where, and how.
Measure twice, cut once.
Communication is the key to
solving problems. Communicate frequently with your teammates.
Do not hesitate during any
phase of the project. Iteration and familiarity with the project will
produce better results.
you want are not likely to be the results
you get. Carefully analyze the facts and data with an open mind.
Frequent and scheduled
communication with our client.
Posted drawings, pictures,
design updates, and discussion items on the website for reference purposes
during teleconferences with our client.
Early start on solid modeling allowed our machining drawings to
get through the review process quickly.
Started machining at the
onset of the spring semester.
Prototype testing to
address our clients concerns on the ability of the dovetails to slide when