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Project Name: Composite Manufacturing Process Development
Student: Steve Collins
Purpose - The purpose of the report was to provide a structured investigation into how a production system currently used to produce carbon fibre composite engine seal components could be re-developed to meet increased production demand by 100%. The novelty aspect of research is situated within the application of mass production techniques typically found within the automotive industry being applied to specific elements of composite component production. Methodology & Approach - The report is mainly based on supporting literature that covers the terms, process mapping, line balancing, paced conveyor systems and plant layout. Analysis of the literature is supported by quantitative industry standard calculations and their direct application to re-configure a new production system with specific emphasis on product flow, line balancing, levels of personnel and plant layout.
Project Name: Action Camera Gimbal
Student: Richard Foxwell
A compact steady system that takes advantage of electrical systems to reduce size, increase responsiveness and provide smooth steady cam style shots for users of action cameras.
Project Name: Virtual Strings: An iOS Application
Student: Saurav Thapa
The goal of the project is to develop an ios application that will allow a user to virtually play and learn music; i.e. without using a real instrument. This project will develop an ios application for Apple iphone that will allow a user to generate music by utilising touch sensor and gestures technologies that are built within Apple mobile devices. The development process will cover learning and implementation of multi-touch gestures and motion events technologies and how they can be utilised as a medium to control sound generation.
Project Name: Core Stability Office Chair
Student: Reece Saunders
A problem of sedentary working life and work related back pain; which is the second most common cause of long term sickness in the UK was identified and a design journey was embarked to find a solution to this problem. Different methods were explored to help identify and design a product that would tackle this problem. Using CAD media, a product was designed that incorporates the use of repelling magnets to create the instability the chair required in order to exercise and strengthen the users core muscles in order to help maintain good posture to reduce or prevent back pain.
Project Name: plus+
Student: Stefan Windsor
This project set out to discover the world of educational games, specifically mathematical educational games. The study aims to find out how, if at all, games can teach young children the fundamentals of maths and whether it can make the subject more interesting and exciting to learn. In order to test the study's hypothesis a game called 'plus+' was developed using the Unreal Development Kit (UDK). Using 'plus+' for testing some conclusions could be drawn and analysed which pointed to the fact that not only can educational games be an enjoyable and fun way to play, but they can also be effective educational tools, rather than the distraction that they are commonly perceived to be.
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Recap - FoDI 2013
Every year, the festival showcases the designs, models and prototypes created by our students as their final year project.View Gallery