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ME 4182Problem Statement, Design Partition, Project Plan, Task AssignmentsTeam: Fantastic 53:00 pm January 25, 2006
Objectives • Present Chosen Project • Present Problem Statement • Overview of Design Partition • Review Project Plan • Submit Task Assignments
Chosen Project • Fold-away attachable keyboard and mouse for an office chair
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Problem Statement • It has been observed that there is a current need for a fold-away attachable keyboard and mouse combination for office chairs. • Currently, several designs for attachable keyboards have received patents, but none include a fold-away feature, which would add to the workplace efficiency. • A fold-away attachable keyboard would improve comfort and efficiency while minimizing back pain.
Problem Statement • The goal of this project is to create a stable keyboard mount for an office chair that can be easily attached, extended for use, and folded out of the way.
Design Partition • Attach keyboard mount to chair • Designed attachment mechanism must allow for the keyboard to easily mount to an office chair. • Fold-away system • User must be able to extend and put away keyboard with one hand • Adjustable height and length from user • Should be able to adjust the distance from the user and the height of the keyboard while maintaining rigidity • Stability in use • Keyboard should be able to support weight of hands and force from typing without loss in stability
Week1 Week2 Week3 Week4 Week5 Week6 Week7 Week8 Week9 Week10 Week11 Week12 Week13 Week14 Week15 Week16 TEAM TASK ITEM MEMBER 11-Jan 18-Jan 25-Jan 1-Feb 8-Feb 15-Feb 22-Feb 1-Mar 8-Mar 15-Mar 22-Mar 29-Mar 5-Apr 12-Apr 19-Apr 26-Apr Team selection All Project Bids / Project Selection Problem Statement, Design Partition, Project Plan, Task Assignments Conceptual Designs Patent Product Search Selection Analysis Mid-Term Presentation Post Midterm- Review Lyaout Drawings Engineering Analysis Part Drawings Prototype Review Prototype Review Prototype Review Prototype Review Final Report Final Presentation, Posterboard Display, Final Turn-In Checklist, Peer Evaluations Project Plan
Summary • Project Proposal • Problem Statement • Design Partition • Project Plan • Task Assignments