Wrap Up & Thanks!

David Wang

Thank you all for your hard work! We hope you all had a fun time building and learning!

Your presentations have been made publically viewable.

For those of you that are interested in buying the remote control and charger we used, please see the links below. (Note that for those who took their projects home, you only need to buy the first two links. You should already have your LiPo Batteries)


NuVu T-Shirts

Emily Glass

Don't forget to wear your NuVu t-shirt tomorrow!!! 


Emily Glass

PLEASE email me any videos you took of your aircraft!

Presentation Instructions

Andrew Todd Marcus

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.



Connecting to the Shared Folder

David Wang

Make sure you are connected either to "wireless", "wireless_5G", or "wireless_5G-2".

Follow the instructions in the picture above to connect to the shared folder.

Once connected you will see a new folder named "nuvustudent". In "nuvustudent", in the folder named after your studio, please create a folder for your project and save your files there.

[Some of the...] FlyingBots Resources

David Wang

FlyingBots - Day 3 (Aerodynamics++)

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FlyingBots - Day 2 (History of Flight)

David Wang

Paper Airplane Exercise (CG in front of CP)

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FlyingBots - Day 1

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