Week 9 &10
In the past two weeks the teams have been getting their prototype parts back from the DAAP rapid prototyping center and have begun the fabrication process. Now they are becoming experts in, sanding, applying primer, bondo-ing, sanding, finishing, applying more bondo, sanding and some more sanding and some more painting. A dirty job but someone needs to do it.
Along with sanding and finishing, the teams are finalizing their presentation boards. This is a tedious yet extremely important process. The students have to develop presentation boards that will condense their entire process from research to final concepts into one model and two 40”x60” posters. It is not easy to sift through all the research and development information and pick the few items that really tell the story of why their product solution addresses key user needs of their target market.
Our final critique will be on Monday August 30th. Due to the Euro-Bike trade show, all our great sponsors and industry collaborators will be unable to attend. In their place we have several top designers from the Cincinnati area who are eager to give expert critiques. A full recap will be given next week along with some sweet images of the final designs.