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Puzzle Cube Project

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Jenn Vuong

on 16 January 2013

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Transcript of Puzzle Cube Project

Rubrics Designer Information...............slide 4
Introduction...............................slide 5
Puzzle Cube Design Brief........slide 6
Research....................................slide 9
Technical Sketches...................slide 12
Technical Drawings................slide 19
Modeling...................................slide 28
Testing and Evaluation...........slide 36
Rubrics......................................slide 38 Table of Contents Testing and Evaluation Puzzle Cube Portfolio Jennifer Vuong
jennifer.vuong517@gmail.com Introduction to Engineering
Period 6 Designer Information My name is Jennifer Vuong and I am a 16 year old junior at Clarksburg High School. I am a shy person at first, but become outgoing once I get to know someone. I play piano and a little bit of guitar and music is a huge part of my life. My family means the world to me. When I'm older, I'd like to be a pharmacist or someone who helps develop medicine to treat diseases and conditions. This project is related to my goals because it provides the opportunity to think outside of the box and to create an innovation that is entirely its own. The use of this skill will be useful when forging pharmaceuticals and cures alike. Introduction Puzzle Cube Design Brief Client:Fine Office Furniture, Inc.

Target Consumer:Ages 3+

Designer: Jennifer Vuong

Problem Statement:
A local office furniture manufacturing company throws away tens of thousands of scrap ” hardwood cubes that result from its furniture construction processes. The material is expensive, and the scrap represents a sizeable loss of profit.
Design Statement:
Fine Office Furniture, Inc. would like to return value to its waste product by using it as the raw material for desktop novelty items that will be sold on the showroom floor. Design, build, test, document, and present a three-dimensional puzzle system that is made from the scrap hardwood cubes. The puzzle system must provide an appropriate degree of challenge to a person who is three years of age or older.

1.The puzzle must be fabricated from 27 – ¾” hardwood cubes.
2.The puzzle system must contain exactly five puzzle pieces.
3.Each individual puzzle piece must consist of at least four, but no more than six hardwood cubes that are permanently attached to each other.
4.No two puzzle pieces can be the same.
5.The five puzzle pieces must assemble to form a 2 ¼” cube.
6.Some puzzle parts should interlock. Research This is the data of the lengths of all the cubes. This histogram pertains to the data achieved with the lengths and the frequency of which they occur. Technical Sketches Modeling Technical Drawings Rubric Students used 27 wooden cubes to make five interlocking pieces that formed a 3X3 cube. Students do this by following the steps an engineer would when developing a project. Students get the hand on experience of building a prototype and try their hand at the use of computers to help with designs. This project encouraged creativity of the mind. This is the original brainstorm sheet in which I thought up pieces that consisted of 4-6 blocks. These sketches are the two possible proposals that would result in the final design. These are the orthographic drawings for the magenta, yellow, and green pieces. This is the final cube design proposal. This is the orthographic drawing of the full final cube design. These are the orthographic drawings of the blue and red pieces. This is the prototype for the complete cube and all five pieces are visible here. This displays the design and all pieces fit together completely. This is the Red part, composed of 6 blocks. This four-block piece represents the Green part of the cube. This represents the Magenta part and is composed of 5 blocks. This 6-block piece represents the Blue part of the cube. This is the Yellow part of the cube and is comprised of 6 blocks. Written Explanation of Assembly The completed cube is constituted of these five unique parts, named primarily for their color which reflects the designs on the computer as well as in the technical sketches and drawings. Each part of the cube has 4 to 6 wooden blocks, each measuring 0.75" by 0.75". A person attempting to solve the puzzle cube. Most people who solved my cube said it was fairly difficult because one piece fools you into thinking it may fit in several possible ways. Some people needed a hint as to what the base was in order to solve it. There were no modifications made to the cube during the testing period. 1. Did you enjoy the project? Why or why not? I liked the project because I thought it was fun to think of a cube that no one else would think of and to really be unique about it. 2. What did you do the best? Why? I think what I did the best were my drawings. This would be because I really liked making the shapes and thinking of how they could potentially fit together. 3. What did you do the worst? How can you improve this? I think what I did the worst was the assembling of the piece in Autodesk Inventor. I think what I could do better is sort of figure out a way that the pieces could be oriented so that it fits my perspective in my head. 4. How could you improve for next time? I think next time I'd improve my timing. This time I worked a bit slower than I would have liked. Somethings were difficult for me to get done and over with the first time and I had to redo it multiple times. 5. How would you improve the project for the next class? I would think that for the next class, it would be easier to configure the blocks and possibly have two sets to see how you could make different sets, not just on paper but as a model as well.
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