Class in summer semester
I will be also taking Integrated product design class this term as the past two years. I will be sharing the unit with the same colleague as last year. In considering the content for this semester, I decided to look back at the previous two semesters.
Schedule for 2020: (1st and 2nd) 3D modeling, 3D printing (3rd and 4th) PCB design & fabrication (5th and 6th) Embedded programming (7th and 8th) Web programming and communication networks (9th and 10th) CNC element technology and control (11th and 12th) FEM (13th and 14th) Reliability engineering (15th) Final presentation (9th and 10th) CNC elemental technology and control (11th and 12th) FEM (13th and 14th) Reliability engineering (15th) Final presentation
Schedule for 2021 (1st) Product development process (2nd) 3D modeling Part I (3rd) 3D modeling Part II (4th) Mechatronic design (5th) 1st half: LCA, 2nd half: opportunity discovery (6th) Prototyping (7th) 1st half: control, 2nd half: final presentation
In the first year, a series of elements necessary for CNC design were lectured. The final assignment was for all students to present the design of a product (the final proposal was to design a food 3D printer.) While student response was generally positive in the first year, some students complained that the area of web programming was outside their expertise. There was also feedback that they wanted to know more about patents.
In considering the content of the second year, I carefully read the relevant literature given in the syllabus once again. I found that the term “integrated product design” refers to a comprehensive design action that includes the definition of needs upstream of product design and manufacturing design that takes into account the downstream manufacturing part. Therefore, in the second year, the course was made more comprehensive by including the perspectives of “discovering opportunities” and “assessing environmental impact (LCA)”. The final assignment for the second year was an individual project for each student, which required them to create a product plan and the 3D model. The unit was taken over by the faculty members in charge of the latter half of the class and the 3D data could be used for strength analysis. After teaching the second year, I felt that embedded programming (conditional branching, hardware interrupt) should be reinforced.
Considering the above, I examined the contents of the third year. As a result, I decided that the content would be similar to that of the first year, with emphasis on 3D modeling and embedded programming.
Draft schedule for 2022: (1st) Mechatronics Design (2nd) 3D Modeling Part I (3rd) 3D Modeling Part II (4th) Embedded Programming Part I (5th) Embedded Programming Part II (6th) Fabrication (7th) Final Presentation
P.S. The department coordinator sent me a timetable. I see that practical training is allocated on Monday afternoon and Wednesday afternoon. If Wednesday afternoon could be allocated for practical training, there would be no need to increase the number of sessions for 3D modeling and embedded programming. Therefore, I ultimately decided to keep most of the content the same as last year. This means that the form of the lecture was almost complete at the time of last year.
Schedule for 2022 (to be confirmed): (1st) Product development process (2nd) Mechatronics design (3rd) 3D modeling (4th) Embedded system (5th) Fabrication (6th) Discovering opportunities (7th) Life cycle assessment, final presentation