ENGR 101 students,
Please read this email in its entirety, as it contains important information regarding the course and the Innovation Studio.
Equipment amnesty day
Even though there is a clear policy to NOT TAKE ANYTHING FROM THE INNOVATION STUDIO (with the exception of complex K'NEX parts), many items have gone missing and other groups are suffering because of it. If you have any Studio equipment (thumbscrew bolts, golfballs, ping pong balls, fans, motors, etc.), please return them ASAP. No questions will be asked, just please return this stuff immediately.
If you need to use any of the power tools in the Studio, YOU MUST DO SO UNDER SUPERVISION. Find the co-op (Joe), or have your section instructor or fellow supervise your use of the equipment. If you are not familiar or if you are uncomfortable using the equipment, you must let us know so that we can best assist you.
Due this week
This week your team should be submitting your second design brief on SM2 and SM3. In lab, your team should be finishing up your 2DRG machine. Specifically, you need to demonstrate your SM4 and your alternative energy event. Make sure you test and verify that your entire machine works before next week's lab.
In your Week 7 lab, you will be asked to demonstrate your 2DRG. It must conform to all the requirements laid out in the 2DRG Module Overview. You will get ONE attempt to demonstrate your device's performance. Your machine will be graded on the following:
- Contains 2 approved fabricated parts
- Contains 4 simple machines
- Contains 1 "cantilevered" part that is part of an event
- Contains 1 alternative energy event
There is a special open labs this weekend! Saturday (10/29) from 12 pm - 4 pm the Studio can be accessed from the JFK Blvd side (through the rear "forbidden" doors). Please use this time to work on your projects so you aren't waiting until the last minute! Also don't forget to take advantage of our normal Open Labs next Monday (10/31) from 9 am - 5 pm. I know it's Halloween, but don't be afraid of coming in!
Good luck getting your machine finished,