2011 Group Posts
Final Presentation, Group 7
Project Touch This was our final presentation. A very HUGE THANK YOU TO PROFESSOR RAMESH, CHANDRA, STEFAN, HANNA AND MATT
Day 8: The End
We went to the common ground, presented a presentation, and had dinner with the whole Design and Innovation family. It has been a stupendous week, a memorable one too. Thank you Stefan, Hana, Matt. Thank you Professor Sunil and Ramesh. Hope that our innovative engineering pursuits will not cease here!
Day – 7
On day 7, we gave a final touch to our prototype. We connected all the remaining circuits to the Lilipad, and tested the push buttons and the dog tags. We worked on making the design of the glove more attractive. Then, we filmed the working demonstration of our prototype. Finally, we started making the presentations [...]
Trying to finish up everything before our presentations, we finally built all the wiring needed to connect the dog tags when worn by two different people, as we do not have wireless networking capabilities in the lab, to the glove using long wires, magnets, and hot glue. We also met for as a group for [...]
On friday, day six, we continued to build our prototype, namely the glove part of it. We had to find a way to make the parallel LED circuit we had built the day before. We stitched a pink heart shaped glove which we inserted the LED circuit in. We then stitched that heart onto the [...]
Day – 5, Thursday
After having the clear road-map for our prototype, we started building our prototype on day 5. We divided our group into two pairs to work on the glove and the dog tags. To make the dog tags, we used the laser cutter to cut the acrylic. We used acrylic to make sure that the tags [...]
Group 6: The Blueprints
Here are the blueprints we made while designing our products. Unfortunately their filetype is .tiff, so you have to view them by saving them on your computer and opening them.
Group 6 – The Creation: Days 4-7
From Day 4 to Day 7 the group was working tirelessly on making our vision come real. In the initial phase everything went according to the plans. By the beginning of Day 7 both the wristband and the quilt were in good shape. After connecting them we spent a long time with troubleshooting, but fortunately [...]
On the first day of our engineering lab, we were first introduced the the team of three from MIT media labs, Stefan, Hannah, and Matt. We were introduced to the prompt, and we’re shown examples of what previous inventions regarding the same field have been made to get an idea of what we should come [...]
ON the fourth day, which was wednesday, the team met with Stefan, Matt, and Hannah, to talk about our concept and how we can build it. We also talked about how a shirt would not be practical so we changed the idea of the shirt to a dog tag, which we thought was small, simple, [...]
Group 6 – The Beginning: Days 1-3
This is the very first post of Group 6 in the Engineering Foundations: Design and Innovation Superlab 2011 event. Our goal was to design, develop and demonstrate a product that provides a solution to a certain type of problem related to a kind of long-distance relationship. The team consisted of the fllowing members: Songyshu (Cici) [...]
Day three started with all groups presenting their concept ideas for their project. Our group came up with the idea of having a contractable shirt to be worn under the soldier’s uniform, and a customizable device which the family will carry. Communication between these who objects is very simple, we have deliberately chosen something which [...]
Today we started off by linking the strip to the Arduino and testing the program. Unfortunately, there was some technical problems, which we later figured out to be short-circuiting. We were expected to get the working prototype ready for the practice presentations, however, this was not the case. Nevertheless, we presented without a working model. [...]
So today we started working on actually building the product. Our first step was to draw out the lines on the cloth material, representing the ciruit wire that would me made with conducting wire. This was a very tough job as the cloth we cut out was of very small width as a result of [...]
Our work today was divided into two parts. One involved going to the CSE to get the materials needed cut with the Laser Cutter, whereas the second one involved creating the circuit and the program that we would use for our product. At CSE, three types of cloth – foam, and two types of non-conductive [...]
Group 5: Day 7 – P & P, a.k.a Prototype & Presentation!
After assuring ourself that the construction of the balloon-and-string output is strong enough to hold the rotation of the motors, we finalized everything: programming, graphing using Processing, actual human testing, and giving a practice presentation. When we tested our device on Stefan, one of our instructors, we were able to see the graph going down, [...]
2 hours later… We pretty much have a specific relationship target group! (Unfortunately we cannot find the photo of our brainstorm… But we brainstormed ideas across two whiteboards!) Day 2: We narrowed our customer definition and we decided on a concept. We also experimented in class with conductive threads to work with different pressure sensors. We managed [...]
We are done with finalizing our shoes. At the moment we are working on the T- shirt. Hopefully it will not take more than an hour afterwards. We are so delighted to see our product in its very final stages. Our product will enable any fan experience what the player does in front of tens [...]
Woke up early morning and started working at 9 o’clock. keep going tell lunch time then get back to work. Mick was making some points to put them in the presentation. Meadot was sewing the lilypad with a piece of a cloth and make a connection between the four shoes. We have tried it on a baby, but [...]
Group 5 – Day 6 – When The Sensor Gets Real
We finally managed to finish programming the Wearable Anxiety Sensor. In addition, we integrated Processing and Arduino in such a way that we could see the sensorValue a.k.a the level of conductivity in the form of graph–the output for the doctor of the patients. Video
Group 5 – Day 5 – The CSE Tour
During the fifth day, two of us went to CSE and laser printed the sketches we drew the day before. There were some details on the sketch that we changed on purpose, such that the design could be more compact and easier to cut.
Pseudo-code to indicate Baby’s first success in first walk
We were thinking about programming the shoes to light up when they reach certain number of steps. That would be the baby’s success in its first walk. Hannah suggested us to have a rough idea in our own language of what the programming would do – pseudocode. It went like this. Firmstep = sensor value [...]
The main purpose of our project is to make passionate football fans experience the maximum satisfaction possible from watching games!
Our third day was primarily spent coming up with a good design for our product. We made a rough sketch of how the product would look like along with its measurements. We decided to go with a particular kind of shape that would allow flexiblity.
The products of prisoners was really complicated so we turned back to our first client (parents and babies) and we came up with a product that will make the parents feel close to their babies while they are out at work. The product consists of 4 shoes, two worn by the baby and the other [...]
We had a meeting with the instructors to discuss about our product and see our progress. We met for half an hour only and we tried to make our product looks easy and workable. We did a brainstorming for another half an hour then and we gave out some ideas about what are we going to do [...]
We started the day by giving a presentation about our product. Our product is a kissing photo intended to be for the prisoners who miss their families. Each one of us took a part of the talk and then we tried some of the questions that were asked by the audience. We faced so many problems [...]
Day 5 / Group 4
We have made a considerable progress in bringing our product to life. We have seen that the vibrations could be felt at different areas of the shoes. It would enable the fan experience what the player actually does. For instance if the player kicks the ball with the front part of his feet then the [...]
Before going to the lab, the class was divided into 7 groups. Each group contains 3 people working together. There was a box on each table containing the tools we need for our work. We firstly learned how to make a simple circuit by connecting a battery to a light bulb. We noticed that there [...]
Group 5: Day 4 – EngiDrawers!
Some of NYU Abu Dhabi students often question why future engineers need to take a course called Design and Innovation. Well, the innovating part makes sense, but why designing? This day, our group realized that possessing the ability to draw a design on a piece of paper is very essential for engineers. Our product, the wearable [...]
Group 5 – Day 3: Anxiety Galvanic Sensor
During the third day, we delved deeper into our idea of connecting the emotional bond between doctors, patients, and their relatives by proposing a product/device that we are planning to build, a device which we call the ‘Anxiety Galvanic Sensor’. This wearable technology detects patients’ anxiety by identifying the difference of conductivity of their skin, [...]
DAY 1 by Group Se7en
Presentation1 Client Group. For the first day our group tried to come up with our client group and we wanted to relate our project with ourselves and what we as new students were going through. We wanted to do something about old friends. We always see people falling out with old friends of high school [...]
Our task for this day was to figure out our potential client and the needs that were trying to satisfy. At the start, we observed others presenting their ideas and goals. In our case, we had two potential clients and our goal was to present them and our decision would be based on the feedback [...]
The day started with teams presenting their ideas for the target group. The relationship we decided to focus on was that between people with a high-risk job that involves doing some field work, ie. soldier, and war journalists, and their families. The nature of our target group’s work does not allow people to communicate with [...]
Group 5: Day 1 & 2 – The Group
At last, this is the moment engineering majors have been waiting for: the ex(citing+hausting) engineering lab! Our group consists of four people with different backgrounds, and we come from different countries. Left to right: There is Umair Saad, from Pakistan, Guinandra Jatikusumo from Indonesia, Sarah Abdu from Ethiopia, and Jeffrey Chen from the United [...]
Day 2. Presentation on Potential Clients [Working Parents and Stay Home Babies]
Group 7 Day 2 Story Board
All posts of Group 7 here.Day3 presentation 2 Story Board. 1. Our Client’s experience without our product We make friends; they become our very definition; we become one and then we make a promise we can’t keep. Inevitably the time to part comes. college or otherwise. The hopelessness starts gripping us. The saying “long distance [...]