Process: Prototyping stage to R&D plan for the iPot starting 2015-04-22 ending 2015-07-31

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Outputs

Scheduled:

R&D report @Prototyping stage 1.00 Idea due July 31, 2015
Completed: changes 1.00 Idea May 22, 2015
  Resource: R&D report: Peltier water condenser 1.00 Idea

Work

Planned Work: (Requirements are ordered by due date)

Work - R&D electronics: 40.00 Time - Hours due April 22, 2015

Design and prototype the Water producing system.

Taken by Jim
Work events:
May 15, 2015 4.00 Time - Hours Done by Jim

Worked on a new design with Gregory

May 14, 2015 0.00 Time - Hours Done by Jim
May 14, 2015 7.00 Time - Hours Done by Jim
Work - R&D electronics: 5.00 Time - Hours due July 31, 2015

Design and prototype the light supplement system for the iPot

Taken by Jim
Work events:
June 4, 2015 10.00 Time - Hours Done by Jim

With the help of grégory, designed and setup circuit , wrote arduino code and documented the light supplement system for the iPot
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uZmnSK7784tuYbURgKiHHVJ27W56htHb-1M-XVqXMZ0/edit?usp=sharing

Unplanned Work:

Work event: Work - Information mining 1.00 Time - Hours June 4, 2015 Done by Jim

Tracked down suppliers for heatsinks for Water producing system. Entered them in BOM https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fIOhQfU8nmybLk0qoaWFaiIzYLgbHc_JhEeKTTMgv8U/edit?usp=sharing

Work event: Work - Documenting 1.50 Time - Hours May 22, 2015 Done by Tibi

Updated the R&D doc, loged time for me and Jim, communicated to SENSORICA.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XRk4lOrTRURTq74UXb3kKnlCZ5kNZhqJSHGmf-dzd2g/edit#

Work event: Work - R&D mechanics 11.00 Time - Hours May 21, 2015 Done by Jim

Worked with Jim during the iPot workparty, the entire day, on the peltier conenser.
Presented a demo, Tried the combined airflow system.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XRk4lOrTRURTq74UXb3kKnlCZ5kNZhqJSHGmf-dzd2g/edit#

Work event: Work - R&D mechanics 11.00 Time - Hours May 21, 2015 Done by Tibi

Worked with Jim during the iPot workparty, the entire day, on the peltier conenser.

Work event: Work - R&D electronics 1.00 Time - Hours May 12, 2015 Done by Tibi

Worked with Jim on the peltier water system. Prototyping. Communicated this to SENSORICA, took pictures.
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-FmF4a5X9LOs/VVJ8LSuHfJI/AAAAAAAAMJs/mP0cqTeZgKY/w1024-h768-no/upload_-1

Work event: Work - R&D electronics 1.00 Time - Hours May 12, 2015 Done by Tibi

Worked with Jim on the Peltier system. Jim worked 4 hours that day.
Experimental 4h - Redesigned the heat sinks and performed experiments

Work event: Work - R&D electronics 4.00 Time - Hours May 12, 2015 Done by Jim

Worked with Tibi on the peltier water system, Tibi worked only one hour.
Experimental 4h - Redesigned the heat sinks and performed experiments

Work event: Work - R&D mechanics 30.00 Time - Hours May 6, 2015 Done by Tibi

Worked with Mark on the peltier system. We cut a aluminum hit sink and found a way to attach it to the peltier, for the water system.
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-pRRwWGXgafk/VUqDGLe6V0I/AAAAAAAAMKc/SCrq2VZgTd0/w1024-h768-no/upload_-1

Work event: Work - R&D mechanics 1.00 Time - Hours May 5, 2015 Done by Mark

Worked with Tibi on the peltier system. We cut a aluminum hit sink and found a way to attach it to the peltier, for the water system.
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-pRRwWGXgafk/VUqDGLe6V0I/AAAAAAAAMKc/SCrq2VZgTd0/w1024-h768-no/upload_-1

Consumable Inputs

Unplanned Consumption:

Consumed: MOSFET RFP30N06LE 5.00 Each June 5, 2015

Usable Inputs

Unplanned Use:

Used: Equipment - Power supply: Power supply GQ 11.00 Time - Hours May 22, 2015
Used: Equipment - Power tools: Dremel 2.00 Time - Minutes May 21, 2015

Process context:

Pattern: Generic R&D
Context: iPot
Order: Work order 161 for R&D plan for the iPot due: 2015-05-06

Previous processes:

Product design stage to R&D plan for the iPot starting 2015-04-19 ending 2015-07-11

Next processes:

Manufacturing stage to R&D plan for the iPot starting 2015-04-29 ending 2015-05-06


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.