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Problem 7.7 Product Enhancement

Introduction
Reverse engineering is performed for many different reasons – to document a product design, to understand important aspects of a product for academic reasons or to design for interoperability, to investigate the reasons for the success or failure of a device or system, or to improve or redesign the product.

In this activity your team will design an enhancement or accessory to an Automoblox toy vehicle that can be sold separately or that can be marketed to Automoblox as an additional line of products. The accessory or enhancement must somehow attach to the vehicle and can include anything that would appeal to the target market.

Equipment
Engineering notebook
Pencil
Digital camera
Graph paper
All related CAD models from your reverse-engineered product
CAD solid modeling software
Internet access
Library access
Printer
Product Improvement Design Brief Template
Decision Matrix Template

Procedure
In this activity your team will identify an enhancement to the Automoblox vehicle that you have reverse-engineered. Begin the process by recording any visual, structural, or functional design issues in your engineering notebook. * * *
As a team you will write a design brief that explains the problem, identifies the solution expectations and the degree to which that solution will be realized, and lists any appropriate project constraints. 1. Generate enhancement ideas through brainstorming. Be sure to document every idea. You and your partner will then conduct whatever research may be necessary and expand on the ideas. Narrow down the number of plausible ideas to a few of the most promising ideas. 1. Your team will then develop and use a decision matrix to help select a solution path to pursue. 2. Once an idea has been selected, you and your partner will develop it into a solution...

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