Now that it is the new year, I can begin the prototyping phase so that I can test my design and discover answers to some of my questions that arose in the ideation phase. The following are some lists that will help me plan these next few weeks....
What am I testing?
If moving the wheels forward will be structurally sound.
What is the appropriate size for castor wheels that can be used.
Do the castor wheels need to be on the front or on the back?
Plans for the 9 and 10:
Make detailed drawings of what I am going to build.
Layout these drawings 1:1 on large paper for bending references.
Meet with Jim. Discuss drawings and ask about materials for next week.
Plans for next week:
Gather all materials for building (13,14,15)
Start to build wheelchair protoype (15,16,17)
Start thinking about the design of the attachment device
Update drawing based on changes discovered in building/testing (18,19)
Begin to put together assembly drawings for Kio
Meet with group and decide a template for poster for the 7th of February