Materials and Tools

6) Materials and Tools

(all tools can be found in the D.T Lab) ((Picture of tool underneath description))

  • Saw

 

The saw will be used to cut the wood that is used in the doorstop.

It will have to also be used to cut the claws of the doorstop that hold

The door.

Hack Saw

 

  • Drill

 

The drill will be used to make the eccentric cam. It will

have to be able to cut through metal and wood. It is going

to be used on an eccentric cam. This will then be used in

my product.

Drill

  • Hot glue gun

I will use the glue gun to combine all the pieces of the doorstop.

It will be used to keep the springs in place. It will also keep all

the wood together.

Hot Glue Gun

  • Sand paper

Sand paper will be used to smooth the wood so it does not

scratch or give people slivers. It will be used so the wood all

fits together and give the wood a nice aesthetic appearance.

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Innovation and Inspiration

5) Innovation and Inspiration

Bike Seat Lock DT DoorStop Bolt

Eccentric Cam                                                       Doorstop                                                                   Bolt

 

Train Wheels/eccentric cams

An eccentric cam is a disc that is mounted and fixed on a rotating axel. It is offset from the center. An eccentric cam is used on train wheels, bike seat locks, and other forms of transportation. An eccentric cam works by having a circular disc. This disc is off centered and when it spins it moves the circle around it.

A train wheel uses an eccentric cam.  As seen in the picture to the right.

Train wheel

The lever coming off the top of the wheel is an eccentric cam. This works

because it rotates the wheel which causes the other wheels to move.

Trains have been very effective machines for all of their existence. They transport items, people, and livestock. Trains have always been an easy and effective form of transportation. They can carry a lot of things a very far distance. Another positive of trains is they are very simple machines.

Trains can sometimes be ineffective. Sometimes trains get derailed and then they crash causing loss of life or items. Also, trains have to have track to drive on. This means a lot of hard work laying track for the train. Trains also cause pollution due to the smoke they give off.

Trains have a major environmental impact. Trains give of smoke from the burning coal this leads to pollution. Also coal has to be mined for the trains. This means that there has to be mines, which cause big holes in the earth. When laying track they have to destroy lots of wildlife. If a train goes through a forest they have to cut down all the trees around the track. This destroys many animals’ homes.

Trains also have a social impact. Trains make traveling across the country easy. Therefore people can visit their family and spend more time with them. While on trains people meet other people who are going to the same destination. This can start a conversation where they get to know each other and talk. Then you can become friends with another person.

 

Anticipating Problems and Creating Solutions

4)    Designing Your Mechanism: Anticipating Problems and Creating Solutions

Problems:

  • Cost
  • Materials
  • Tools
  • Constructing
  • Aesthetics
  • Durability
  • Functionality
  • Difficulty
  • Market
  • Adaptability

 

  • Cost: The cost can be somewhat of an issue. While building the product if it costs more than selling it I am loosing money. Therefore this product has to be more expensive but not too expensive so people won’t buy it. I have to try and save money while building this product.
  • Materials: The main problem for this product is finding the correct springs for the doorstop. These are required to it perfectly and push against the door. Other materials may be hard to get such as a bolt. I need to find the exact size bolt for the eccentric cam.
  • Tools: The tools may be an issue because of finding a drill. I will have to get a powerful drill that can cut through metal to make the eccentrical cam. This may be hard to come by.
  • Constructing: The constructing of this product may be difficult. I will have to build eccentrical cams and incorporate them into my product. This may be difficult because I have to measure out each distance and where to drill a hole.
  • Aesthetics: While building my product I have to make sure it looks good. It will be challenging to hide the hot glue, sand the edges nicely, and make the product look good overall. I will have to paint the product nicely to make it look more aesthetically pleasing.
  • Durability: The product will have to be very sturdy and strong. It has to withstand wind so the rubber feet cannot fall off. The springs will have to be secured tightly so they do not come off.
  • Functionality: The machine has to work and function properly. While operating with the feet it has to be able to move. It also must stay underneath the door. The eccentric cams have to be able to push the springs down.
  • Difficulty: It may be difficult to put together also to use. It has to be able to hold the door.
  • Market: The difficulty is if the product will sell. It has to look nice and function correctly to have a market. This means it has to be built very carefully.
  • Adaptability: The problem is if the doorstop will work in any door. Some doors are farther off the ground while others are extremely close, I will have to find the happy medium.

 

Market Research/ Focus Group

3)    Market Research/Focus Group

Interdisciplinary Unit Design

Name

Do doors in your house blow open/closed often? *

  • Yes
  • No
  • Other

What improvements could be made to the design? *

What coloring do you believe the doorstop should be? *

  • Wood (color unchanged)
  • Red
  • Brown
  • Black
  • Other

Would this product sell? *

  • Yes
  • No
  • Other

Do you think the correct simple machines were used? *

Would you purchase this product? *

  • Yes
  • No
  • Other

How much would you pay for this product? *

What material do you believe would be most fit for this product? *

How effective do you think this product will be? *

What grade out of 6 would you give this product? *

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6

Answers:

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Target Client/Consumer

2)    Target Client/Consumer

The clients for this product are anyone who has windows and a breeze causes doors to slam. This happens often to many people. The customers will want to purchase this product because it will be helpful to stop the constant slamming.  There are many customers for this product. This product has such a wide range of customers because many people have windows that create a breeze. The customers will benefit because they will not have to pay for damaged doors, walls, or broken glass. The clients will benefit in groups and individually.  Like in my own case when we have visitors they get scared when the door slams.

This product will affect people socially. Whenever a door slams in my house all of my family blames whoevers door slammed. This causes tension between my family. Many times we have had guests and the constant slamming doors startle them. This can also be an annoyance while we are talking someone has to go back to our rooms open, and replace the door stop.

The product will affect the economy. If lots of people start to purchase this product it will make lots of money an increase the amount tax for the government. While this improves the amount of tax money for the government it will also decrease the amount of money the consumers have. Many houses have lots of doors throughout their house. They may purchase multiple doorstops for each door.

Product Identification

1)    Product Identification and Description

My machine is going to be a convenient doorstop. The basic idea is the machine will be slid underneath the door. There will be two plates of wood suspended by springs; the lower plate will have rubber feet to prevent sliding. The upper plate will have two claws on the door to hold it in place. The mechanism to control the tension is an eccentric cam. The doorstop will hold the door open at all times, until the lock is released. The mechanism will have two springs that keep the door up against the bottom side of the door. Then an eccentric cam will control if the mechanism is lowered or raised.

The need is to prevent doors from constantly slamming due to a breeze throughout the house. This mechanism will be used to prevent walls form being damaged, glass breaking, or even doors breaking due the doors slamming open and closed. The constant slamming will be prevented by this mechanism. From the time I’ve been living in Turkey we have had many doors slam and the frames have been damaged. We have tried to prevent this by buying other doorstops but they have not been working.

I chose to build and design this mechanism because the doors slamming are a constant hassle in my household. Our house has many windows throughout which causes a strong breeze to flow through the house constantly slamming doors, and opening doors. Therefore we have purchased some doorstops but they do not always work. I wanted to design a doorstop that works effectively. Sometimes during the night we have the door left open to get a breeze. Many times the doors have slammed open or closed waking my family up and maybe others. With the use of this doorstop all of the doors will stop slamming so we will not wake up during the night.

Sketch:

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This is the sketch of my product. The blue arrow points to the springs. These springs will extend when the eccentric cams are lowered. When the eccentric cams are raised the springs will be flattened to easily remove it from underneath the door. The red arrow points to the eccentric cam. This is what is used to push the springs down. The orange arrow points to the grips on the door.

 

 

Interdisciplinary Unit

1)    Product Identification and Description

My machine is going to be a convenient doorstop. The basic idea is the machine will be slid underneath the door. There will be two plates of wood suspended by springs; the lower plate will have rubber feet to prevent sliding. The upper plate will have two claws on the door to hold it in place. The mechanism to control the tension is an eccentric cam. The doorstop will hold the door open at all times, until the lock is released. The mechanism will have two springs that keep the door up against the bottom side of the door. Then an eccentric cam will control if the mechanism is lowered or raised.

The need is to prevent doors from constantly slamming due to a breeze throughout the house. This mechanism will be used to prevent walls form being damaged, glass breaking, or even doors breaking due the doors slamming open and closed. The constant slamming will be prevented by this mechanism. From the time I’ve been living in Turkey we have had many doors slam and the frames have been damaged. We have tried to prevent this by buying other doorstops but they have not been working.

I chose to build and design this mechanism because the doors slamming are a constant hassle in my household. Our house has many windows throughout which causes a strong breeze to flow through the house constantly slamming doors, and opening doors. Therefore we have purchased some doorstops but they do not always work. I wanted to design a doorstop that works effectively. Sometimes during the night we have the door left open to get a breeze. Many times the doors have slammed open or closed waking my family up and maybe others. With the use of this doorstop all of the doors will stop slamming so we will not wake up during the night.

Sketch:

Screen Shot 2013-09-22 at 8.24.23 AM

This is the sketch of my product. The blue arrow points to the springs. These springs will extend when the eccentric cams are lowered. When the eccentric cams are raised the springs will be flattened to easily remove it from underneath the door. The red arrow points to the eccentric cam. This is what is used to push the springs down. The orange arrow points to the grips on the door.

 

2)    Target Client/Consumer

The clients for this product are anyone who has windows and a breeze causes doors to slam. This happens often to many people. The customers will want to purchase this product because it will be helpful to stop the constant slamming.  There are many customers for this product. This product has such a wide range of customers because many people have windows that create a breeze. The customers will benefit because they will not have to pay for damaged doors, walls, or broken glass. The clients will benefit in groups and individually.  Like in my own case when we have visitors they get scared when the door slams.

This product will affect people socially. Whenever a door slams in my house all of my family blames whoever’s door slammed. This causes tension between my family. Many times we have had guests are the constant slamming doors startle them. This can also be an annoyance while we are talking someone has to go back to our rooms open, and replace the door stop.

The product will affect the economy. If lots of people start to purchase this product it will make lots of money an increase the amount tax for the government. While this improves the amount of tax money for the government it will also decrease the amount of money the consumers have. Many houses have lots of doors throughout their house. They may purchase multiple doorstops for each door.

3)    Market Research/Focus Group

Interdisciplinary Unit Design

Name

Do doors in your house blow open/closed often? *

  • Yes
  • No
  • Other

What improvements could be made to the design? *

 

What coloring do you believe the doorstop should be? *

  • Wood (color unchanged)
  • Red
  • Brown
  • Black
  • Other

Would this product sell? *

  • Yes
  • No
  • Other

Do you think the correct simple machines were used? *

 

Would you purchase this product? *

  • Yes
  • No
  • Other

How much would you pay for this product? *

What material do you believe would be most fit for this product? *

How effective do you think this product will be? *

What grade out of 6 would you give this product? *

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6

Answers:

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Many of the answers were similar. Many of the surveyors said that they believe it is a good design and that it will be successful, and helpful. Many of the surveyors want the product to be wood. The surveyors said that I used the correct simple machines for the product. They also said the product should be around 20TL. I believe this is a reasonable price for the product.

4)    Designing Your Mechanism: Anticipating Problems and Creating Solutions

Problems:

  • Cost
  • Materials
  • Tools
  • Constructing
  • Aesthetics
  • Durability
  • Functionality
  • Difficulty
  • Market
  • Adaptability
  • Cost: The cost can be somewhat of an issue. While building the product if it costs more than selling it I am loosing money. Therefore this product has to be more expensive but not to expensive so people wont buy it. I have to try and save money while building this product.
  • Materials: The main problem for this product is finding the correct springs for the doorstop. These are required to it perfectly and push against the door. Other materials may be hard to get such as a bolt. I need to find the exact size bolt for the eccentrical cam.
  • Tools: The tools may be an issue because of finding a drill. I will have to get a powerful drill that can cut through metal to make the eccentrical cam. This may be hard to come by.
  • Constructing: The constructing of this product may be difficult. I will have to build eccentric cams and incorporate them into my product. This may be difficult because I have to measure out each distance and where to drill a hole.
  • Aesthetics: While building my product I have t make sure it looks good. It will be challenging to hide the hot glue, sand the edges nicely, and make the product look good overall. I will have to paint the product nicely to make it look more aesthetically pleasing.
  • Durability: The product will have to be very sturdy and strong. It has to withstand wind so the rubber feet cannot fall off. The springs will have to be secured tightly so they do not come off.
  • Functionality: The machine has to work and function properly. While operating with the feet it has to be able to move. It also must stay underneath the door. The eccentric cams have to be able to push the springs down.
  • Difficulty: It may be difficult to put together also to use. It has to be able to hold the door.
  • Market: The difficulty is if the product will sell. It has to look nice and function correctly to have a market. This means it has to be built very carefully.
  • Adaptability: The problem is if the doorstop will work in any door. Some doors are farther off the ground while others are extremely close, I will have to find the happy medium.

5) Innovation and Inspiration

 

 

Bike Seat Lock DT DoorStopBolt

Eccentric cam                                                                         Doorstop                                                                              Bolt

Train Wheels/eccentric cams

An eccentric cam is a disc that is mounted and fixed on a rotating axel. It is offset from the center. An eccentric cam is used on train wheels, bike seat locks, and other forms of transportation. An eccentric cam works by having a circular disc. This disc is off centered and when it spins it moves the circle around it.

A train wheel uses an eccentric cam.  As seen in the picture to the right. The lever coming off the top of the wheel is an eccentric cam. This works because it rotates the wheel which causes the other wheels to move.

Trains have been very effective machines for all of their existence. They transport items, people, and livestock. Trains have always been an easy and effective form of transportation. They can carry a lot of things a very far distance. Another positive of trains is they are very simple machines.

Trains can sometimes be ineffective. Sometimes trains get derailed and then they crash causing loss of life or items. Also, trains have to have track to drive on. This means a lot of hard work laying track for the train. Trains also cause pollution due to the smoke they give off.

Trains have a major environmental impact. Trains give of smoke from the burning coal this leads to pollution. Also coal has to be mined for the trains. This means that there has to be mines, which cause big holes in the earth. When laying track they have to destroy lots of wildlife. If a train goes through a forest they have to cut down all the trees around the track. This destroys many animals’ homes.

Trains also have a social impact. Trains make traveling across the country easy. Therefore people can visit their family and spend more time with them. While on trains people meet other people who are going to the same destination. This can start a conversation where they get to know each other and talk. Then you can become friends with another person.

 

6) Materials and Tools

i) Create a list of tools you will need to make for your machine and where you plan to find them.

 

(1) Look at the tools contained within the DT Dept. and explain which ones you are going to use to build the project where applicable.  Then, go onto the internet and look for pictures of the tools and a description to use in your assignment.

 

(all tools can be found in the D.T Lab)

  • Saw

Hack Saw

The saw will be used to cut the wood that is used in the doorstop.

It will have to also be used to cut the claws of the doorstop that hold

The door.

  • Drill

 

The drill will be used to make the eccentric cam. It will

have to be able to cut through metal and wood. It is going

to be used on an eccentric cam. This will then be used in

my product.

  • Hot glue gun

I will use the glue gun to combine all the pieces of the doorstop.

It will be used to keep the springs in place. It will also keep all

the wood together.

  • Sand paper

Sand paper will be used to smooth the wood so it does not

scratch or give people slivers. It will be used so the wood all

fits together and give the wood a nice aesthetic appearance.

 

Designing My Mask

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My mask:

My mask was inspired by pictures of dragons on the internet.

Emphasis: I emphasized the tongue and the mouth on my mask.

Exaggeration: I exaggerated the mouth because I believe it is an important part.

Abstraction: My mask is a mythical creature so it is already abstracted.

I made my mask a dragon because I believe a dragon fits the god of destruction. I made the mouth larger because I believe it shows how powerful the dragon is. I have also tried to emphasize the tongue.

 

Inventing a Culture

• Does my culture have gods/supernatural beings/spirits which are represented in the mask?

Yes Gyrosphethine will be shown. He is a dragon god. He is the god of destruction and war.

• Does my culture have a chief/leader/ancestor which is represented in the mask?

No Gyrosphethine is not a chief leader or ancestor just simply a god.

• How is the mask used? (celebration/theatre/dance/guardian mask)

There is a dance that goes along with this mask. It is to worship him and to prevent bad things from happening in their lives.

• Does the mask represent a story?

• Is it human or animal? (If it is an animal, what does the animal symbolize?)

It is an animal. It symbolizes destruction in the form of a dragon.

• What is the style of the mask? (think of colours, patterns and shapes)
Remember that it must show exaggerationabstraction, and emphasis.

The mask will be emphasized such as the mouth. Also, it will be bright colors so it is easy to know what it stands for.

• Is the mask worn with a costume?

No the mask is worn alone but it can be accompanied by different things.

• What is the name of my culture?

• Describe your culture.
What are its main beliefs/customs?

My culture believes there are four gods. Creator god, god of destruction, god of sea, god of land. To worship these gods there are many various dances and costumes to go along with the masks.