Week Five | Final Project Plan

Heilmeier Questions:

  1. What are you trying to do? Articulate your objectives using absolutely no jargon.

    1. Create a soft device that reacts to impact by catching and slowing down impact

  2. How is it done today, and what are the limits of current practice?

    1. Typically a metal object with a rubberized ring or point to catch the impact of the door

  3. What is new in your approach and why do you think it will be successful?

    1. This is an aesthetically pleasing design that will eliminate the burden of having to drill a door stopper into the floor and make it simple to add to existing glass doors that have metal handles that can impact and or break the structure if there is collision

  4. Who cares? If you are successful, what difference will it make?

    1. Workplace service teams and operation teams that manage the office spaces for large buildings and other industries

  5. What are the risks?

    1. Potentially falling off

  6. How much will it cost?

    1. tbd

  7. How long will it take?

    1. tbd

  8. What are the mid-term and final “exams” to check for success?

    1. Adhesive ability

    2. Impact ability

    3. aesthetics

Research History & State-of-the-Art

  1. Generate a list of Experts to invite to talk with you by category

    • Kari Love

    • Jeff Carpenter (Building Engineer, G4S)

  2. Generate a list of relevant soft or flexible materials.

    • silicon 30

    • 3d printer to make molds

    • pet toy squeakers

  3. Define specs

    • How do you know when it works? — when it is able to take impact

  4. Start Materials Explorations/1st Iterations

    1. awaiting supplies