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 McClure 209

Team Meeting:             Wednesdays @ 5:00 PM in EPB 103

Interested in Joining the Team?  Learn more


Week 1: Aug 21-25
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)

8/24: ME 123 HEV Tour

8/24: ME BBQ, Bring snowmobile
        and info

8/25: Talk with ME 123 Class
Cover all 201 Projects
Fill Gantt chart with estimated dates of completion
Attend ME BBQ on Thursday
Week 2: Aug 28-Sept 1
Monday (classroom meeting)

8/28: Deadline for Freshman papers

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



Prep for ECE BBQ

Prep for freshman intro.

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 Expectations
Logbook Evaluation Form

Engine Animations

Determine leads for 201 projects
Describe major projects to new members
Read pages 1-31 of Nathan
Bradbury's Thesis and answer the reading questions

Bradbury Thesis

Reading Questions

Choose two 201 Projects you want to work on

201 Project List

2018 Main Projects

       PURCHASE A LOG BOOK
Week 3: Sept 4 - 8

Monday (classroom meeting)

LABOR DAY --> No Class

Members of the team will meet in the HEV to work on the snowmobile, come in and learn something new!!
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 about Bradbury
Determine core groups for main projects

Update Gantt chart

Plan Machine Shop Tours for ALL members
Sign up for time for Machine shop tour

Continue reading Bradbury

Reading Assignment 1 Due

Logbook check(Bring it to meeting)
Week 4: Sept 11 - 15
Monday (classroom meeting)



Reading Assignment 2 Due
Snowmobile team basics Quiz        

Kaizens & Lab Management
- How to use labs
- How to make a kaizen
Read pages 63-105 of Bradbury's Thesis and answer reading questions

Reading Questions

Sign up for Machine shop Tours

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

Answer questions from Bradbury

Update Gantt chart

Plan SmERF Tours for ALL members
Sign up for time for SmERF tour

Set meeting time for small group projects

Continue reading Bradbury
Week 5: Sept 18-22
Monday (classroom meeting)


Reading Assignment 3 Due
Bradbury Quiz (closed notes)

Introduction to Competition

Explanation of Engineering Toolbox

Read Pages 1-31 of the 2018 Rules and answer reading questions

2018 CSC Rules

Reading Questions

Give draft of Resume to senior members to edit for career fair
Wednesday (team meeting)

Bring in draft of resume
Answer questions from the Rules

Update Gantt chart

Determine progress on all projects
Make progress on projects

Prep logbooks for logbook check!

Continue reading the rules
Week 6: Sept 25-29
Monday (classroom meeting)

Logbooks: Include evaluation form

Rules Reading Assignment #1 Due
         Meet in JEB 331

LOG BOOK CHECK

Logbook Evaluation Form

Introduction to Solidworks
Read Pages 32-66 of the 2018 rules

Reading Questions

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

Update Gantt chart

Determine progress on all projects
Make progress on projects

Continue reading the 2018 rules
Week 7: Oct 2 - 6
Monday (classroom meeting)


Rules Reading Assignment #2 Due
Rules Quiz (Closed notes)

Career fair (Wednesday 2 - 6 PM)

Intro to Snapshot

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

Johnson's Thesis

Reading Questions
Wednesday (team meeting)

10/4:Fall Career Fair (Kibbie Dome)

Answer questions from Rules

Design Analysis of Quarterwave Resonators and Helmholtz'

Update Gantt chart

Determine progress on all projects
Make progress on projects

Continue reading Johnson's Thesis

Look at Snapshot day requirements
Week 8: Oct 9 - 13
Monday (classroom meeting)

Johnson Reading Assignment NOT DUE (There will still be a quiz)

10/10: Snapshot Day
Johnson Quiz (Closed notes)

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

Mid-Semester Snapshot Outline
Wednesday (team meeting)


10/14: Envision Idaho Tours
Prep for Snapshot Day

Update Gantt chart

Determine progress on all projects
Make progress on projects

Continue working on Snapshot poster as a team
Week 9: Oct 16 - 20
Monday (classroom meeting)


Flex Fuel system
-Wiring schematic
-Map compensations

Presentation
Ethanol Compensation Assignment
Wednesday (team meeting)

10/21: Puyallup Snow Snow
Answer questions from Ethanol Comp. Assignment

Determine who is going to Puyallup

Update Gantt chart

Determine progress on all projects
Make progress on projects

Continue Working on Ethanol Compensation Assignment

Get ready for Puyallup
Week 10: Oct 23-27
Monday (classroom meeting)


Ethanol Compensation Assignment Due
Sensors
- What they do
- Different types
- Introduction to wiring

Presentation
Read Last years paper and answer reading questions

2017 UICSC Design Paper

Reading Questions
Wednesday (team meeting)

Answer questions from 2017 Design Paper

Update Gantt chart

Determine progress on all projects
Make progress on projects
Week 11: Oct 30 - Nov 3
Monday (classroom meeting)


Design Paper Assignment Due

Testing Methodology
- Quick 'n Dirty vs. Publishable
- Set-up/Planning
- DATAQ     

ME 201 Class Survey

Complete Survey and turn in on Wednesday
Wednesday (team meeting)

Update Gantt chart

Determine progress on all projects
Make progress on projects
Week 12: Nov 6 - 10
Monday (classroom meeting)

Logbooks: Include evaluation form

Other Team Paper Assignment Due
LOGBOOK CHECK

Logbook Self-Evaluation Form

Steps of a Design Process
- What needs to happen before  
   testing  

Determine who all is attending the Spokane Snow Show
Wednesday (team meeting)

11/11: Spokane Snow Show
Update Gantt chart

Determine progress on all projects
Make progress on projects
Week 13: Nov 13 - 17
Monday (classroom meeting)

Calibration
 - What is it?
 - What we use vs. industry
 - how to Calibrate

Presentation
Make progress on projects
Wednesday (team meeting)

11/18:Boise Snow Show
Update Gantt chart

Determine progress on all projects
Make progress on projects
Fall Break: Nov 20 - 24
Things to work on over break:
Talk to group leads and find projects you're able to complete while away from campus.  This is a good time to get research and pre-engineering completed!!  
Week 14: Nov 27 - Dec 1
Monday (classroom meeting)

Update Gantt chart

Determine progress on all projects
Work on Snapshot Poster

End of Semester Snapshot Outline
Wednesday (team meeting)

12/01: Snapshot Day
Update Gantt chart

Determine progress on all projects
Make progress on projects
Week 15: Dec 4 - 8 -- DEAD WEEK
Monday (classroom meeting)

Update Gantt chart

Determine progress on all projects
Make progress on projects
Wednesday (team meeting)

Update Gantt chart

Determine progress on all projects
Make progress on projects
Week 16: Dec 11 - 15 -- FINALS WEEK

Before you leave:

Logbook submitted in Mindworks by December 13th!!
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!
Pre-Spring Semester: Jan 1 - 9

Things to work on over break:

Paper: Outline completed by 1/2
          1st draft completed by 1/9

MSRP: Create first it. by 1/9
Week 1: Jan 10 - 12
Wednesday (team meeting)
Update Gantt chart

Determine progress on all projects
Week 2: Jan 15 -19

Monday (classroom meeting)

MLK Human Rights Day --> No Class  
Wednesday (team meeting)


1/20: DESIGN FREEZE
Week 3: Jan 22 - 26
Monday (classroom meeting)

   
Wednesday (team meeting)

Week 4: Jan 29 - Feb 2

Monday (classroom meeting)

   
Wednesday (team meeting)


2/1: MANUFACTURING FREEZE
Week 5: Feb 5 - 9

Monday (classroom meeting)

   
Wednesday (team meeting)

2/10: TESTING FREEZE
Week 6: Feb 12 - 16
Monday (classroom meeting)

   
Wednesday (team meeting)

Week 7: Feb 19 - 23
Monday (classroom meeting)


2/19: Design Paper DUE

2/19: MSRP DUE
   
Wednesday (team meeting)
   
Week 8: Feb 26 - Mar 2
Monday (classroom meeting)

Packing Lists
Preparedness Checksheets
 
Wednesday (team meeting)

  Final Prep
Packing Trailer
Driving to Houghton
Week 9: Mar 5 - 9
Monday-Friday

Competition Week
 
Spring Break: Mar 12 - 16

Things to do over break:

Relax and reflect on competition
- How can we improve for next year
- What went well
- What went wrong
 
Week 10: Mar 19 - 23

Monday

No Class --> Catch up on other classes  
Wednesday
No Meeting --> Catch up on other 
                     classes
Week 11: Mar 26 - 30

Monday

Review Competition Data
Lessons Learned
Hindsight "what ifs"
 
Wednesday
   
Week 12: April 2 - 6

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Wednesday
   
Week 13: April 9 - 13

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Wednesday
   
Week 14: April 16 - 20

Monday

   
Wednesday
   
Week 15: April 23 - 27

Monday

   
Wednesday
   
Week 16: April 30 - May 4 -- DEAD WEEK

Monday

   
Wednesday
   
Week 17: May 7 - 11 - FINALS WEEK

Before you leave: