In this course, students will develop a novel mechanical system by the group work based on the design which was planned in the previous course "Creative Design of Mechanical Systems". Through brainstorming ideas, developing a machine, cyclically assessing and optimizing its performance, students will acquire skills to create, design and produce the machines and also learn about the group work, management, discussion and presentation. For this purpose, students will discuss in the group to establish the concept of mechanical system, will design and draft the system, will fabricate and purchase the parts if necessary and will manage the budget and schedule, supported by periodical reviews of the instructors. This course facilitates students ability to tackle unknown or unsolved problems and to successfully perform bachelor thesis researches.
1) design and produce mechanical systems that satisfy specific requirements.
2) discuss to solve problems in the group.
3) tackle to various problems.
4) develop and embody mechanical systems.
5) exactly explain to reviewer through the presentation.
|✔ Applicable||How instructors' work experience benefits the course|
|This hands-on lecture is organized by the lecturers who have operational experiences of robotics in a private company. The lecturers exploit operational experiences to educate the students through project management and prototyping.|
planning, designing, creative thinking, design thinking, prototype, group work, machining, precision engineering, control technology, management, discussion, presentation
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Students produce mechanical systems according to the design and prototype planned in "Creative Design of Mechanical Systems". For the purpose to complete a mechanical system, students will design and draft the system, will fabricate and machine the parts. will manage the budget and schedule and make a final presentation, supported by twice reviews of the instructors.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Planning for development --- Design procedure, tasks, and assignation ---||Determine design procedure, tasks and assignation.|
|Class 2||Group work on design and prototyping --- Component selection to realize design concept ---||Select and design components to realize design concept.|
|Class 3||Group work on design and prototyping --- Design and machining of main components ---||Design and machine key components to realize design concept.|
|Class 4||Group work on design, prototyping and design review --- Problem finding ---||Trough academic design review find problems of the first prototype.|
|Class 5||Group work on design, prototyping and design review --- Improvements ---||Improve design based on academic design review.|
|Class 6||Group work on design, prototyping and design review --- Prototyping of mechanical system ---||Prototype mechanical system based on improved design.|
|Class 7||Group work on design, prototyping and design review --- Validation ---||Check functions of mechanical system based on improved design.|
|Class 8||Group work on design and prototyping --- Machining all components ---||Machine all components to realize design concept.|
|Class 9||Group work on design and prototyping --- Machining and improvements of all components ---||Machine all components to realize design concept.|
|Class 10||Group work on design, prototyping and design review --- Problem finding ---||Trough academic design review find problems of the second prototype.|
|Class 11||Group work on design, prototyping and design review --- Improvements ---||Improve design based on academic design review.|
|Class 12||Group work on design and prototyping --- Assembling and tuning of mechanical system ---||Complete mechanical system.|
|Class 13||Group work on design and prototyping --- Preparation for presentation ---||Prepare for presentation to explain design concept and developed system.|
|Class 14||Final presentation --- Presentation to explain the prototype by demonstration ---||Make a presentation to explain the prototype by demonstration.|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend a certain length of time outside of class on preparation and review (including for assignments), as specified by the Tokyo Institute of Technology Rules on Undergraduate Learning (東京工業大学学修規程) and the Tokyo Institute of Technology Rules on Graduate Learning (東京工業大学大学院学修規程), for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
Handouts will be given or electrical files will be on T2SCHOLA for each topic.
Hoshino: Hssouhou Nyuumon, Nikkei-bunko, ISBN-13: 978-4532110772 (Japanese)，
Dustyn Roberts: Making Things Move, O'Reilly Japan, ISBN-13: 978-4873115368，
Matsuoka, et, al.: Mmethod Design Thinking on Multispace, Kindaikagakusya, ISBN-13: 978-4764904446 (Japanese)
Karl Ulrich, Steven Eppinger: Product Design and Development, McGraw Hill Higher Education; 5th Revised Ed, ISBN-13: 978-0072296471
Indivisual score 50%, Groupe work score 50%. Indivisual score is based on deliverables and peer review sheets. Group work score is based on design review, intermediate presentation, and final presentation.
Students must have successfully completed Creative Design of Mechanical Systems or have equivalent knowledge. Students who belong to the Department of Mechanical Engineering are given priority to enroll due to the limitation of the equipment for practice.
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