ME 2110 - Creative Decisions and Design - Georgia Tech

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The Hobbit Design Contest Information

Contest Results:  Number of Wins
Design Review Results

View the Competition Bracket LIVE:
Rounds 1 & 2
Single Elimination (Rounds 3+)

Contest Seeding
Design Review Map - 5pm, November 14 (MRDC) **UPDATED**
Final Contest Map - 6:15pm, November 14 (MaRC)
Competition Schedule (First Round)

Student teams should arrive at the MRDC at 4:30pm to check in and begin setting up. Judging begins at 5pm, so you must be checked in by then.
Family, friends, and other guests should also arrive by 4:30pm for food, refreshments, and a presentation about the course.

Any on-campus painting must be done in the paint trailer located in the MRDC loading dock. Ask a TA for the key and instructions.

View the ME 2110 Design Studio Webcams:

Room 2202: Webcam #1 Webcam #2
Room 2203: Webcam #1 Webcam #2

Course Information

Article Describing Course
Course Textbook

Competition Week Open Hours Schedule (11/8 - 11/13)
Open Hours Schedule (MRDC 2212 and 2202-03) Schedule for Wednesdays updated now that lectures have ended.

Studio Assignments

Studio 1: Introduction to Design Quality
    Duracell Batteries Product Information
    Motor Specs
Studio 2 (Sections C, D, E, F, H, I, J, M, O): Machining and Mechatronics - ME2110 Basic Stamp Controller
Studio 2 (Sections A, B, K, L): Machining and Mechatronics - NI myRIO Controller
Studio 3: Introductory Design Project - Portable Lumber Mill System
Studio 4: Big Contest - The Hobbit
    Studio 4a: Presentation A and Interim Report
    Studio 4b: Presentation B and Preliminary Report
    The Hobbit - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Updated October 20

Homework Assignments

DEADLINE EXTENDED - Due 9/8: HW1 - Problem Understanding
DEADLINE EXTENDED - Due 9/15: HW2 - Specifications and QFD
Due 10/8: HW3 - Project Planning
Due 10/20: HW4 - Concept Generation

Selected Lecture Material

August 20: Basic Reporting
September 10: Documenting Sources
September 15: Conceptual Design
September 24: Concurrent Design - DfX
October 6: Project Reports
October 8: Mechanisms and Basic Fabrication (50 MB)
October 20: Total Quality Management
October 27: Final Contest Timeline and Final Report Preparation

Machine Shop Information

Machine Shop Safety

Machine Shop Instruction Videos

  General Lab Safety (6.2 MB)
  Lathe Operating Instructions (30.5 MB)
  Mill Operating Instructions (31.3 MB)
  Drilling Instructions (24.0 MB)
  Tapping and Threading Instructions (27.8 MB)

Power Tools - Owner's Manuals

  Grizzly Mini Lathe G8688
  Grizzly Mini Mill G8689
  Dewalt DC728 14.4V Cordless Drill Driver
  Dewalt DC730 14.4V Cordless Drill Driver
  Dewalt DC750 9.6V Cordless Drill Driver
  Dewalt DW222 3/8IN Drill
  Ryobi JS550L Orbital Scrolling Jigsaw
  Ridgid R3200 7-1/4" Circular Saw

Mechatronics Kit Information

BASIC Stamp Controller (Sections C, D, E, F, H, I, J, M, O)

Mechatronics and Pneumatics Manual: PDF   iBooks
BASIC Stamp Editor Software
List of Basic Stamp Mechatronics Kit Components

NI myRIO Controller (Sections A, B, K, L)

Mechatronics and Pneumatics Manual
LabVIEW 2013 for ME2110 Installer (5.8 GB)
NI myRIO Controller - Programming Template
List of NI myRIO Mechatronics Kit Components

Past Design Contests

Fall 2012: ME 2110 Overview (59 MB)
Spring 2012: Contest Time Lapse

Additional Resources

IEEE Formatting Style and Reference Citation Guide (PDF)
Patent Search Tutorial
Car Door House of Quality Example
House of Quality Template (Excel) : C. Battles. (2011, May). QFD House of Quality Template. Schrodinger's [Online]. Available:
Student Guide for