in this assignment, I should design a light that goes on top of a donation box, this light works only when someone donates and put something inside the box, and goes off after 10 seconds.
the report should be written as the following:
a. problem statement of the design
b. Two Alternative Approaches to solve your problem that you did NOT select: No
more than one page for this. Include a figure for each concept.
c. Benchmarking: There is a strong possibility that someone has already addressed
your problem, or a similar problem. Search the literature for solutions that others
have published or that could be purchased. Summarize the similarities and
differences between what you find and what you need.
d. Description & Conceptual Analyses of the Most Promising Solution: Describe the
most promising solution to your individual problem statement. Explain why this
concept was selected over the two alternativesin section b. Conduct preliminary
analyses of size, geometry, cost, weight, power requirements, flow characteristics,
stability, etc. There should be some sort of “rendering” (a sketch or drawing)
showing what the finished product will look like, and a layout drawing, roughly to
scale, of the overall geometry (as many views as needed). With the layout
drawing, include a parts list with a part number, a description of each part, the
material, and the approximate cost of each part in separate columns. This list is
not expected to be comprehensive.
e. Safety Features: Safety is an important criterion for EVERY mechanical design.
Describe potential safety problems and how your design will avoid them.
Consider “foreseeable misuse.” Think in terms of (1) occupational safety
(manufacturing your design), (2) consumer safety (for the user of your device)
and (3) public safety (those in the proximity of your functional device).
f. Conclusions and Recommendations: This section is very important. State the
conclusions from your analyses and any recommendations you have for your
team. These should address the ability of your concept to meet all engineering
specifications. Make SPECIFIC, QUANTITATIVE recommendations based on
assuring compliance with specs.
one drawing and one figure at least should be included for part B