Process: Prototyping stage to Matchmaking device R&D plan starting 2014-09-28 ending 2014-10-05

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Outputs

Scheduled:

R&D report @Prototyping stage 1.00 Idea due Oct. 5, 2014
Completed: changes 1.00 Idea Oct. 28, 2014
  Resource: R&D report: Help document for MyOpenLab 1.00 Idea
Completed: changes 1.00 Idea Oct. 1, 2014
  Resource: R&D report: Matchmaking Device System R&D report 1.00 Idea

Work

Planned Work: (Requirements are ordered by due date)

Work - Accounting and Finance: 10.00 Time - Hours due Oct. 5, 2014

Work for Daniel K
Shopping for materials for the bracelet and parts.

Taken by Daniel Kabagema
Work events:
Sept. 13, 2014 0.50 Time - Hours Done by Daniel Kabagema

I went with Alexandre M. to Sial in Laval to look for materials.

Work - Shopping: 10.00 Time - Hours due Oct. 5, 2014

Work for Alex
Shopping for materials for the bracelet.

Taken by AlexandreM
Work events:
Sept. 13, 2014 0.50 Time - Hours Done by AlexandreM

Went to sial with daniel

Unplanned Work:

Work event: Work - Programming software 1.50 Time - Hours Jan. 27, 2015 Done by Tibi

Translated my LabView code into something that another person can understand to put it into Arduino code.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wS3qtN9QlUniXZmpVc6CRl0LY7XDON0fh53rh5spAR8/edit#heading=h.iqdy4oaks4p6
I communicated that to DanielK and Enrique.

Work event: Work - Programming software 3.00 Time - Hours Jan. 20, 2015 Done by Tibi

Improvements to the LabView program and redesigned it to be easier to translate into Arduino code.
We are down to 15 sec with the two Arduino Uno, driven by LabView. The min I can go for a command is 1ms, since it requires USB communication for each read and right. If we implement this into a sketch I think we can easily bring this time down to one second.
I also created a timing parameter table, to make it easier to adjust the system to lower time values.

Work event: Work - R&D electronics 1.00 Time - Hours Jan. 18, 2015 Done by Enrique

I worked with Tibi on the RGB LED. We figured out how to connect it to an Arduino Uno board and we tested it with a LabView program. We now need to integrate the code into the larger LabView program that runs the entire system, for proof of concept. This LabView program will be translated into an Arduino sketch later. We also documented our work in the main R&D doc.

Work event: Work - R&D electronics 2.00 Time - Hours Jan. 18, 2015 Done by Tibi

Completed the RGB LED addition to the prototype. I had to build the electronics, to add the two RGBs to the 2 Arduinos, and to modify the LabView program to integrate the RGB capability, made a video and shared it with the team and on social media.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_qwG261ZNI

Work event: Work - R&D electronics 1.00 Time - Hours Jan. 18, 2015 Done by Tibi

I worked with Enrique on the RGB LED. We figured out how to connect it to an Arduino Uno board and we tested it with a LabView program. We now need to integrate the code into the larger LabView program that runs the entire system, for proof of concept. This LabView program will be translated into an Arduino sketch later. We also documented our work in the main R&D doc.

Work event: Work - R&D electronics 4.00 Time - Hours Jan. 17, 2015 Done by Daniel Kabagema

Worked with Tibi on IR proximity sensor communication.
We completed the Arduino-based electronic setup and improved the LabView program, and troubleshot and tested. Here's the video with results
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqPLoloqEps

Work event: Work - R&D electronics 6.00 Time - Hours Jan. 17, 2015 Done by Tibi

Worked with Daniel on IR proximity sensor communication.
We completed the Arduino-based electronic setup and improved the LabView program, and troubleshot and tested. Here's the video with results
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqPLoloqEps

Work event: Work - R&D mechanics 2.00 Time - Hours Jan. 16, 2015 Done by AlexandreM

Worked with Daniel on 3D printing the first prototype. We had to adapt the designs for the 3D printing process and we sent the order to 3D print them.

Work event: Work - Accounting and Finance 2.00 Time - Hours Jan. 16, 2015 Done by Daniel

Worked with Daniel on 3D printing the first prototype. We had to adapt the designs for the 3D printing process and we sent the order to 3D print them.

Work event: Work - Programming software 8.00 Time - Hours Nov. 27, 2014 Done by Tibi

Finished the proof of concept with LabView for communication between the two devices. That was accomplished. After, I modify the program to run it in the Arduino hardware itself, and tested it. In other words, I removed all the technical barriers for the crowdfunding prototype to work.
There is still some work to be done, which is to transfer the labview code into Arduino code, but this comes without problems to solve, it's just a translation issue.

Work event: Work - Programming software 12.00 Time - Hours Nov. 25, 2014 Done by Tibi

Worked on a Arduino and LabView program for the prototype.
The LabView program is for building the algorithm, but we can also use LabView to program the Arduino. Almost ready, just a few more bugs to solve.
Most of the work was done on communication - coordination between devices, exchange of data. This is a simple algorithm, to show the concept with a first prototype, that we'll prepare for a crowdfunding campaign.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wS3qtN9QlUniXZmpVc6CRl0LY7XDON0fh53rh5spAR8/edit#heading=h.4g7y73j4pod9

Work event: Work - Shopping 0.25 Time - Hours Oct. 28, 2014 Done by Tibi

Had to commute to the store to buy this and other things, I divided the 1:30h of time into different components.

Work event: Work - R&D electronics 8.00 Time - Hours Oct. 27, 2014 Done by Tibi

Installed, learned and created simple examples of Arduino applications using MyOpenLab. I documented everything in a HELP document.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1C5zjm4DSVXrGeTRqTPT_QEClL80fFLWE1tIxKrsZgjM/edit#
The examples are relevant to this project - monitoring a photoresistor and blinking an LED.

Work event: Work - Technician experimental 1.00 Time - Hours Oct. 24, 2014 Done by Tibi

Worked in the presence of Alex on prototyping the proximity sensor.
I used an Arduino Nano, a photoresistor and an LED. The experiment was to write a small program that lights an LED when a given level of light is detected by the photoresistor. This simple proof of concept experiment worked well. Work was documented here.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wS3qtN9QlUniXZmpVc6CRl0LY7XDON0fh53rh5spAR8/edit#heading=h.kttjghxt2z1c

Usable Inputs

Unplanned Use:

Used: Equipment - Electronic - DAQ and controller: Arduino nano 1.00 Time - Hours Oct. 31, 2014
Used: Space Lab: Space - SENSORICA Montreal lab 1.00 Time - Hours Oct. 30, 2014

Process context:

Pattern: Generic R&D
Context: Matchmaking Device
Order: Work order 142 for Matchmaking device R&D plan due: 2014-09-28

Previous processes:

Product design stage to Matchmaking device R&D plan starting 2014-09-25 ending 2014-09-28

Next processes:

Manufacturing stage to Matchmaking device R&D plan starting 2014-10-05 ending 2014-10-12


Process notes:

Prototyping stage of an R&D process. This stage is about making something tangible, in the physical world, that uses a design and that works to a satisfactory level.
During the R&D process there is a cycle between Prototyping and Design, meaning that the prototyping process might unravel problems with the design, which will trigger changes of the design.
Prototyping produces a detailed description of a tangible thing, how it is made, how it functions, how well it functions. This description is based on empirical data or physical experimentation.

This process is also known as Testing and Refinement: Construction and evaluation of multiple pre production versions of the product. Early (alpha) prototypes are usually built with production intent-parts-same geometry and material properties as intended for the production version of the product but not necessarily fabricated with the actual processes to be used in production. Alpha prototypes are tested to determine whether the product will work as designed and whether the product will satisfy the key customer needs. Later (beta) prototypes are usually built with parts supplied by the intended production process. Beta prototypes are extensively evaluated internally and are also typically tested by customer in their own use environment. The goal here is to answer questions about performance and reliability in order to identify necessary engineering changes for the final product.

INPUT: a product design
OUTPUT: a detailed description placed in the main document

More than one prototype can be made, tested and documented during this process.