0LAUK0 PRE2018 3 Group 13 Planning

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Planning

Week 2 (16 Dec - 22 Dec):

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Task

Person responsible

Deadline

Remarks

Done

Creating planning

Everyone

14-02-2019

   

Researching different materials: Making a overview of different materials based on multiple aspects such as cost, smoothness, stretchability or other factors which could be important.

Dennis

20-02-2019

 

Needs to add the references and finish small parts. Will be done before the tutor meeting

Getting blind contacts, make appointment and creating a survey.

Luc

20-02-2019

Appointment date doesn’t have to be within the deadline

Didn’t create survey

Working out existing Braille mechanism solutions for six-dot cells and argue their (cost)effectiveness

Thomas

20-02-2019

Piezo-electro
Electro-magnets
Motor per pin

 

Creating system/process of taking .pdf text input and outputting Braille

Dirk

20-02-2019

Requires documentation

First output to plain text and then to Braille

 

Look for possibilities of creating Windows program that outputs to Arduino

Simon

20-02-2019

Requires documentation on choices made

 

Discuss the survey contents

Everyone

20-02-2019

 

Content finished during meeting

Put the planning in the wiki

Simon

20-02-2019

   





Week 3 (23 Dec - 29 Dec):

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Task

Person responsible

Deadline

Remarks

done

Word context to Braille shortcuts recognition

Dirk

27-02-2019

Optimization of .pdf to Braille system

Optional function

Finish survey layout and give it to our target group.

Luc

27-02-2019

Or interview them depending on the appointment

No response from contacts

Define the user requirements based on the results of the survey.

Everyone

27-02-2019

First iteration of the user requirements

 

Defining the Braille mechanism

Luc

27-02-2019

Blueprint of how it should be constructed

Needs some changes

Specifying the parts and create circuit diagram

Thomas

27-02-2019

Includes calculations electricity usage and resistors

 

Defining the output of Arduino to the Braille mechanism

Simon

27-02-2019

How to let the Arduino work correctly with the mechanism i.e. reversing polarity

 

Creating user interface concept with the current user requirements

Thomas

04-03-2019

This date may change depending on the user requirements

No survey conducted

Choose and get the best material(s) and look into how to make a suitable dummy Braille.

Dennis

27-02-2019

Best materials will be based on the research and based of off multiple perspectives (such as cost, smoothness and stretchability)

 

Buying the components

Everyone

27-02-2019

Will be done during the meeting

Components not definitive



Week 4 (29 Dec - 5 Jan):

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Task

Person responsible

Deadline

Remarks

Done

Attempt to get in touch with contact person again

Luc

13-02-2019

 

Two surveys completed, no further contact responses

Change Braille mechanism and make model of it

Luc

13-02-2019

Mechanism consists of cam follower with solenoid now

 

Guess the user requirements and create a user interface for it

Thomas

13-02-2019

Base the user requirements on educated guesses with the literature study

 

Testing the entire software with Arduino output

Simon & Dirk

13-02-2019

 

Will be done later in the afternoon

Testing a solenoid

Simon

13-02-2019

 

Failed test, will retry with transistor connection check

Creating different dummies to test usability without the material.

Dennis & Thomas & Dirk & Simon

13-02-2019

Solid materials (aluminium, plastic, etc)

3D model being worked on to be printed

 

Week 5 (5 Jan - 13 Jan):

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Task

Person responsible

Deadline

Remarks

done

Creating single solenoid prototype as a whole

Simon

20-03-2019

Finished software + Braille mechanism & Arduino

 

Find cam follower model and find research in letter/words interpretation in braille of users

Dirk

20-03-2019

Google cam follower product with fitting dimensions for the solenoid

 

Recreate 3D model with cam follower mechanism

Luc

20-03-2019

Updated pin dimensions

 

Getting the materials for the dummy and write about braille pin distance interpretation

Dennis

20-03-2019

Human fingers have can distinguish for example 2mm and the arm like 2cm? What research lies behind the standard braille distances we have and explain them a bit for argumentation of the design decision

 

User Interface document with existing braille display features

Thomas

20-03-2019

Include process models

 

Iterative dummies changes

Luc

20-03-2019

Iterative improvement process

 

 

Week 6 (5 Jan - 13 Jan):

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Task

Person responsible

Deadline

Remarks

3D print the prototype and create 3D model for solenoid prototype casing

Luc

27-03-2019

Solenoid casing to be done

Concept drawing UI

Thomas

27-03-2019

 

Gather more feedback from users via reddit

Thomas, Dennis

27-03-2019

Google survey format, other feedback found and is being processed

Complete functional prototype with 6 solenoids and Braille output

Simon & Dirk

27-03-2019

Includes software adaptations for 6 solenoids and buttons for previous/next line.

Gather more materials and organize the wiki layout

Dennis

27-03-2019

 

 

Week 7 (5 Jan - 13 Jan):

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Task

Person responsible

Deadline

Remarks

Finalize corresponding wiki sections

Everyone

02-04-2019

 

Create final presentation

Dennis

02-04-2019

 

3D printing solenoid casing

Luc

02-04-2019

 

Finalize functional prototype

Simon & Dirk

02-04-2019

 

Create user test plan

Dirk

02-04-2019

For testing the dummy materials

Create final concept drawing

Thomas

02-04-2019

 

 

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