It’s all about learning!!
The most interesting part of our lives everyday is learning,what I mean is never skip a day without learning a new thing. Try to add some new products to your brain shelves. To keep a long story short and precise I am going to give you a quick glance into what has happened and has been happening in the DIT Design Studio for the last two weeks (from the 2nd to 13th of AUGUST) during the Lemelson Engineering Internship period.
Well, the first lesson was about Design Thinking and then my question to you is have you ever designed anything in your life, career, job or anywhere? If yes then kudos! And if not this is actually made for you. Design is the process of converting ideas into reality , the process itself involves making decisions based on what your customer needs. Perhaps if you have ever made a decision in a certain circumstance then you are quite a good designer. There are mainly four steps of the design process which are Planning, Creation, Testing and Improvements.
FYI there are mainly three stages of the design process which are Inspiration, Ideation and Implementation.
Inspiration stage involves a clear understanding of users’ needs and wants by using different methods such as surveying, researches and needs assessments surveys within the society. Designer must choose his or her area of interest in order to make the problem-solving process a fun process .
The Ideation stage involves the generation of different ideas in which the problem facing the society can be solved or the needs of the users can be fulfilled. The designer must be able to produce a lot of ideas that can be used to solve the problem.
Implementation is the decision-making process which involves selecting the best solution out of many ideas provided. The designer must be able to implement the optimum solution for the problem.
Congrats you are now a designer only by following above mentioned steps and attending DIT Design Studio classes, you are warmly Welcome.
Have you ever wondered how these kinds of good-looking joints are made ??
Well for your information that is called the Soldering process, by its definition it’s the mechanical process of joining two pieces of metal by melting a soldering iron between the gaps. The joining process provides both a mechanical joint and electrical bonding joint. The perfect soldered joint must be able to provide mechanical strength as well as good electrical conductivity.
Here are some instant tips for obtaining a perfect soldered joint.
- Use the right tip and cleaner one, remember the shiner the tip the perfect the joint would be.
- Don’t forget to use soldering flux for efficient heat transfer to the pad.
- Use magnifying glass when the joint is too small.
- For your safety wear protective equipment during and after the soldering process.
- Visit DIT Design Studio for more soldering techniques.
There are different safety precautions that you have to know when doing soldering processes , which are Heat, Fumes and Fire.
The equipment that is used for soldering such as Soldering Gun and Hot air gun produce extreme heat which can cause severe burns on your skin. It is advised to wear PPE during the soldering process.
The soldering workbench must be settled in an area with enough ventilation to provide sufficient air circulation to remove fumes from the room.
The soldering iron consists of heavy metals (Tin and Lead) which are somehow toxic to humans so it’s advisable to wash your hands after completing the soldering process.
The most interesting lesson within the first two weeks of the Lemelson Engineering Internship was additive manufacturing and subtractive manufacturing processes.
Additive manufacturing is commonly called the 3D Printing process. This additive manufacturing process involves heating, melting and extruding filament according to the coordinates of the desired shape in 3D coordinates (X,Y and Z). It’s called an additive process since it involves the process of building up from nothing to the final product.
Subtractive manufacturing processes involve the process of removing material to make the desired shape, examples of this kind of manufacturing include laser cutting, milling and drilling processes.
Well, here are some subtle differences between the additive and subtractive manufacturing processes.
|ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING||SUBTRACTIVE MANUFACTURING|
|-Addition of material to reach the desired product (conservative).||-Removal of material to reach the final product (destructive).|
|-Takes a lot of time to complete the final product.||– It saves time.|
|-Able to produce more complex shapes that can’t be made from traditional methods. i.e., 3D||-It’s more accurate in producing 2D objects. i.e., Laser cutting|
DING !!!!!!!!!!!! IT’S WRESTLING TIME.
“Let your plan be dark and impenetrable as night,and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt” – Sun Tzu , The art of war.
The SumoBot Challenge
Usually I used to eat losers for breakfast, as for my robot (Cyber Punk) within the SumoBot challenge. The first one to get out of the black circle he or she is a loser, luckily for me the Cyber Punk becomes the best loser Robot during the SumoBot robot challenge .
Although the tournament was full of fun and interesting moments, it was still an opportunity for us to learn and gain more knowledge about Arduino programming and its application in solving real Engineering problems facing our society.
Hello there !!How much load are you able to lift and hold on in more than 10 minutes ??
Well for your information our own designed bridge was able to withstand a total amount of 10.18 kg without reaching the breakpoint. The bridge was designed by using SolidWorks CAD software and sliced into g-codes by using PrusaSlicer software.
The designed bridge was printed by using Prusa i3 MK 3S printer and by using a PLA filament which is more brittle and had a good surface finish. Although we named it “ the bridge of regrets” and now we are still regretting to rename our bridge an ungrateful name like that.
The Bridge Of Regrets during the action of the heavy weight lifting tournament .
Barnaba, Emmanuel Leone.
15th AUG, 2021.
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