Rosa Weinberg
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Tianzong Cheng and Ni Shaoyang
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Anne Marie Graziano
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Jungle Presentation

Dmitri Kiryk
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Process: Planet Organism

Moe Frumkin
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Presentation Instructions

Andrew Todd Marcus
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You will be creating your presentation on the NuVu Platform.

Things to do/think about:

  • Your presentation should be located in the Portfolio tab of your project.
  • There should be (1) post titled Process with all of the slides.
  • If needed, you can have (1) post of a video of your project in action.
  • All slides should have a title. You can add titles when editing the post
  • With the exception of the Title slide NO TEXT SHOULD APPEAR ON YOUR SLIDES.
  • Only (1) image per slide. NO GOOGLE DOCS!!!
  • Be sure to add your team members as collaborators and make the (2) posts Public.
  • Only one team member can edit a post at a time!
  • Presentations should be no longer than 3 minutes. PRACTICE!

1st Post : Process

Absolutely no more than 8 Slides!

1 Intention Slide. For build projects, describe the Problem and Solution. For conceptual projects this can be expressed as Intention/Solution. The slide should include the name of the project and a one sentence statement of both the problem and the solution.

Segmented Vehicle
Problem: Design a vehicle for a mountainous world with difficult terrain to traverse.
Solution:  A segmented vehicle with a universal joint system handles mountainous terrain by conforming to the landscape.
1  Precedent Slides. One slide to show conceptual idea. One slide to show mechanical or functional idea.

1 Brainstorming Slide. This should be a clean sketch of your initial ideas. If you do not have a nice drawing or lost yours, create one now!

2 Iteration Slides. These slides should show early prototypes of your design. Focus on big changes. You do not need to show tiny Changes.

3 Final Slides. These should show clean images of your final project.


In the text section for the process post, write a paragraph introducing the design problem or the main idea and how you are tackling it. Then, describe the main story or theme, mechanics, development, challenges, and other parts of the creative process you experienced. Each iteration should have a paragraph describing how you how you modified the project after receiving feedback.

1. Design Problem and Solution:

You should begin with a clear statement of the problem and the solution as both a one sentence description and a short paragraph expanding on the solution.

Here is an example from the Reaction Shelter project:

  • The Problem: Over 300 natural disasters occur globally every year, displacing 32.5 million people on average.Domestically, 99 federal disaster declarations were on file with FEMA in 2011.
  • The Solution: The Reaction Housing System is a rapid response, short-term housing solution.
  • Detailed Solution: The core sustem components flat pack to provide extremeley efficient storage and transportation. The systems can be deployed within hours of an event without the need for tools or heavy machinery.

2. Further Ellaboration:

  • Main Story or Theme: describe in further detail the reason for your project and the overall way you are solving that problem
  • Mechanics: Describe how your project works and what it is doing
  • Development: Briefly explain the progression of your project
  • Challenges: Describe technical and design challenges you faced or are still facing. 

3. Iterations

Each iteration should have a paragraph describing how you how you modified the project after receiving feedback.

Here is an example from the Backcountry IV Project:

  • In our second iteration, we redesigned the cylinder so that it actually had two compartments that would screw together. Though there were two compartments, there would be a small piece in between the two that would screw them together, so that they remained the same diameter and size. We designed the piece to fit exactly between the two compartments so that it wouldn’t be visible when the entire piece was together. The part had triangular shaped spaces cutting through it where the IV tube and wires for the technology side of our studio fit. In the upper cylinder, the holes remained for the UV lights, but there was more space underneath for the Arduino. In the bottom compartment, we created a hole in the middle designed to fit the IV reservoir and tubing, and small spaces directly next to the reservoir where the resistors to warm the reservoir sat. This spacing for the pieces worked well, except that the entire reservoir piece took up too much room, so much that all of the compartments didn’t screw together. Underneath the inner part designed to hold the reservoir and resistors, there was room underneath to hold the arm cuff and the excess tubing. We also designed two caps to close together the whole piece. Except for the fact that it was a bit sharp and there some minor fitting issues, the caps worked well and made the entire piece compact and portable. For the next iteration, which was the final one, we made a few critical changes.

2nd Post: Video

Upoload a short video showing your project in action. Do not count on your project working as you expect during the presentation.



Precedent: NuVu Project: Bridge Builder

Saba Ghole
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Project by Jack Flahive & Eran Shapiro

The inspiration for our project originated from the idea of perpetual motion. We began to develop this idea of perpetual motion. The time constraint made this rather difficult to achieve, but moving forward we would like to aspire to achieving our goal of having perpetual motion. Despite this, we did achieve in creating the mechanism for picking and placing boxes. One could envision four of the robots passing boxes to eachother.

Precedent: NuVu Project: Segmented Vehicle

Rosa Weinberg and 3 OthersJae Lee
Samson Mostashari
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Experience #Day 1

Tianzong Cheng

The first day at NuVu. I love the lunch very much!

#A test blog#

Duel-Wheeled: The Dino Killer

Graham Galts
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Today we finished our final idea. Our final idea had to get through many prototyping, drawing and editng stages to get where we are. There were many ideas about the design and even though at first we didnt like the idea we finally came through to make it. Even our final idea had ideas because there were many different pieces to make and design and at some points it seemed like we had finalized some part we realized that there was something wrong with that idea. The idea that we finally came up with was originally pushed to the side because we thought that we had a better idea. But in fact it actually was going to be to hard to assemble and the final was a more concrete idea. Our idea went through many stages including cardboard and hand drawings.