ME 201/401 - Competition Projects

Sled Theses Kaizen Projects Tools & Resources

Course Description

The SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge team is a powertrain and drivetrain development team, striving to create a cleaner, quieter, and more fuel efficient snowmobile.  As part of this course you will be a member of a student design competition team. This course aims to develop technical skills in design, experimental work, and simulation. This course also has a strong focus on engineering soft skills, such as: teamwork, leadership, project management, written and oral communication, record-keeping, and professionalism.

Meeting Times and Locations (Unless otherwise stated on the date):
Classroom Meeting:       Mondays @ 5:00 PM in EPB 205

Team Meeting:             Wednesdays @ 5:00 PM in EPB 205

Interested in Joining the Team?  Learn more


Week 1: Aug 20-24
Due Dates, Deadlines, and Milestones

In-Class Activity

Post-Class Projects

Monday (classroom meeting)

Prep for ME and EE BBQ's
Cover current state of projects
Determine the leads of all major projects
BBQ Assignments

Start intro work on projects

Put the sled back together
Wednesday (team meeting)


Cover all 201 Projects
Fill Gantt chart with estimated dates of completion
Attend ME BBQ on Thursday
Week 2: Aug 27-Aug 31
Monday (classroom meeting)

8/28: Deadline for Freshman papers

8/28: Deadline to add/drop classes
        online.



Continue working on projects

Continue intro work on projects

Find jobs for freshman
Wednesday (classroom / team meeting)



9/1: Deadline to add/drop classes  
       with instructors permission
              MEET IN GJ 112

Team Introductions
Analyze Syllabus
Logbook Expectations/Examples
Details of each Main Project

Logbook Evaluation Form

Engine Animations

Determine leads for 201 projects
Describe major projects to new members
Introductory Assignment


Choose two 201 Projects you want to work on

201 Project List (Everyone should pick one)

For Main Projects go to Trello!

       PURCHASE A LOG BOOK
Week 3: Sept 3 - 7

Monday (classroom meeting)

LABOR DAY --> No Class Continue working on Introductory project

Start reading Bradbury's Thesis and come in with questions.
Wednesday (team meeting)
Answer questions about Introductory assignment

Logbook Presentation

Determine core groups for main projects

Update Trello

Plan Tours for new members
Read pages 1-31 of Nathan
Bradbury's Thesis and answer the reading questions

Bradbury Thesis

Reading Questions

Sign up for SmERF & Shop tours

Introductory Assignment Due

Logbook check(Bring it to meeting)
Week 4: Sept 10 - 14
Monday (classroom meeting)



Reading Assignment 1 Due
Introduction to Competition

Explanation of Engineering Toolbox

Plan SmERF Tours for ALL members
Read pages 32-62 of Bradbury's Thesis and answer reading questions

Reading Questions

Come to class Wednesday with 2 questions about the snowmobile or Bradbury
Wednesday (team meeting)

Answer questions from Bradbury

Update Trello
Set meeting time for small group projects

Continue reading Bradbury
Week 5: Sept 17-21
Monday (classroom meeting)


Reading Assignment 2 Due
Answer questions from Bradbury

Building a Resume

Update Trello

Read pages 63-105 of Bradbury's Thesis and answer reading questions

Reading Questions (Due 9-24-18)

Resume Assignment (Due 10-01-18)
Wednesday (team meeting)

Bring in draft of resume
Answer questions from Bradbury (last day to ask before the quiz)

Update Trello

Determine progress on all projects
Continue reading Bradbury

Get logbook entries!!
Week 6: Sept 24-28
Monday (classroom meeting)

Logbooks: Include Completed evaluation form

Bradbury #3 Due
  LOGBOOK CHECK

Logbook Evaluation Form

Bradbury Quiz (no notes)

Project Management (Buttons)
Read Pages 1-32 of the 2018 Rules and answer reading questions

2018 CSC Rules

Reading Questions

Wednesday (team meeting)
Answer questions from Rules

Update Trello

Determine progress on all projects
Make progress on projects

Give Resume to Senior mentor for editing (recommended)

Continue reading the rules
Week 7: Oct 1 - 5
Monday (classroom meeting)


Rules Reading Assignment #1 Due


Resume Assignment Due
Career fair (Wednesday 2 - 6 PM)

Intro to Snapshot

Machining Basics (Jared & Omar)

CVT Transmissions Overview
(Colin & Brannon)
Read Pages 32-66 of the 2018 rules

Reading Questions

Be sure to look and understand the Appendices as well!!
Wednesday (team meeting)

10/3:Fall Career Fair (Kibbie Dome)

Meeting Pushed to 6 PM

Answer questions from Rules

Update Trello

Determine progress on all projects
Make progress on projects

Continue reading the 2018 rules
Week 8: Oct 8 - 12
Monday (classroom meeting)

Rules Assignment #2 Due
Rules Quiz

Snapshot Day
- What is expected
- What needs to get done

Snapshot Presentation

Machining Basics Presentation
Create Snapshot poster

Mid-Semester Snapshot Outline

Read Pages 21-76 of Justin Johnson's Thesis and answer reading questions

Johnson's Thesis

Reading Questions
Wednesday (team meeting)


10/9: Snapshot Day
Update Trello

Determine progress on all projects
Make progress on projects

Continue reading Johnson's Thesis

Look at Snapshot day requirements
Week 9: Oct 15 - 19
Monday (classroom meeting)

Johnson Assignment Due
Johnson Quiz (Closed notes)

Flex Fuel system
-Wiring schematic
-Map compensations
Ethanol Compensation Assignment

Complete Mid-Semester Review Form
Wednesday (team meeting)

10/20: Puyallup Snow Snow
Answer Questions on Ethanol Assignment

Determine who is going to Puyallup

Update Trello

Determine progress on all projects
Make progress on projects

Get ready for Puyallup
Week 10: Oct 22-26
Monday (classroom meeting)


Ethanol Compensation Assignment Due
Testing Methodology (Kiss, Ian, & Jared)

Noise Analysis (Kiss & Ben)

Read Last years paper and answer reading questions

2018 UICSC Design Paper

Reading Questions
Wednesday (team meeting)

Answer questions on Design Paper

Update Trello

Determine progress on all projects
Make progress on projects

Continue reading the Design paper

Week 11: Oct 29 - Nov 2
Monday (classroom meeting)


Design Paper Assignment Due

  LOGBOOK CHECK

Calibration (Ian & Buttons)
 - What is it?
 - What we use vs. industry
 - how to Calibrate  

 
Wednesday (team meeting)

Answer questions from reading

Update Trello

Determine progress on all projects
Make progress on projects
Week 12: Nov 5 - 9
Monday (classroom meeting)

Logbooks: Include evaluation form

Solid Modeling Project Due
Simulation (Dr. Quallen Guest Lecture)  
Wednesday (team meeting)

11/11: Spokane Snow Show
Update Trello

Determine progress on all projects
Make progress on projects
Week 13: Nov 12 - 16
Monday (classroom meeting)

Sensors (Brian & Buttons)
 
Wednesday (team meeting)

11/18:Boise Snow Show
Make progress on projects
Fall Break: Nov 19 - 23
Things to work on over break:
   
Week 14: Nov 26 - Nov 30
Monday (classroom meeting)

Legacy Projects (Thor & Buttons)

Data Collection and Analysis (Jared)
Work on Snapshot Poster

End of Semester Snapshot Outline

Complete Course Review Form
Wednesday (team meeting)

12/01: Snapshot Day
Week 15: Dec 3 - 7 -- DEAD WEEK
Monday (classroom meeting)

Design Paper & MSRP Presentation   (Kiss & Colin) Complete outline for your sub-groups section of the paper
Wednesday (team meeting)

Week 16: Dec 10 - 14 -- FINALS WEEK

Before you leave:

Logbook submitted in Mindworks by December 13th!! Complete a rough draft of your section of the paper by January 1!!
Winter Break: Dec 18 - Jan 1
Things to work on over break: Have a happy winter break and be ready to come back and work hard!
2nd Semester Important Dates and Projects



Paper



Outline completed:              12-14

1st draft completed:            1-5

Draft ready for Alumni:       1-20

Draft ready for Dan:           1-31

Submit Paper:                    2-18
 



MSRP


Initial Draft:                        1-10

Draft Ready for Alumni:     2-1

Final Draft:                        2-5

Submit MSRP:                  2-18




Important Dates


Design Freeze:                 1-1

Manufacturing Freeze:      2-1

Testing Freeze:                 2-10

Start of Comp:                 3-4