3. Developing your Design

1. Initial Idea Development

Reflect on your 4 Initial Ideas and try to highlight all of the positive & negative aspects of each design. Think about the following points:

  • Is it feasible to make (mostly from wood) within the given time frame?,
  • Are you sure that the mechanisms that you have chosen will actually produce the desired output motion?,
  • What are your teachers & peers opinions about your designs - do any stand out as being 'the one'!,
  • What are your concerns with the designs? Could these concerns be addressed in a modified version of your design?
  • How can the selected design(s) be developed further before making?

Based on your reflection, you will select one or combine several ideas and create a scale 2D model (using card and split pins) to prove that the chosen mechanisms function correctly and that the output motion will produce the desired effect for your idea. This scale model will allow you to see the size that all of the pieces will need to be in order to design your real automata in CAD.

 

2. Final Design

Produce a 3rd Angle Orthographic Projection of your final design. A 3rd Angle Orthographic Projection is a precise drawing based on real & accurate measurements that shows a product from 3 viewpoints  - Plan View, Side View and Front View.

This 3rd Angle Orthographic projection will be used throughout the process of making your automata and as such needs to be drawn to a high level of accuracy.

Produce a 3rd Angle Orthographic Projection of your final design. A 3rd Angle Orthographic Projection is a precise drawing based on real & accurate measurements that shows a product from 3 viewpoints  - Plan View, Side View and Front View.

This 3rd Angle Orthographic projection will be used throughout the process of making your automata and as such needs to be drawn to a high level of accuracy.

the bird watcher Orthographic Example