IF YOU BUILD A POLISHED PROTOTYPE, OTHERS WILL SEE FLAWS. IF YOU BUILD A ROUGH PROTOTYPE, THEY WILL SEE POTENTIAL. Baba shiv
Since this week is the final one of our wonderful internship, the week began with anticipation. We set high goals for ourselves as a group to ensure that we achieve the elegance of all of our prototypes. I was working on the design of the vein finder in the early morning hours. We were able to 3D print the vein finder case, but we ran into issues with the Noir Camera and the Raspberry Pi. The design manager, Mr. Hillary Lodzanyama, offered us a second Noir Camera in the afternoon, but it didn't function when we tried to connect it to the Raspberry Pi we were using. Additionally, we were able to 3D print the Laparoscopic Training kit's casing.
The TA gave us the suggestion to try another Raspberry Pi to configure it with the new Noir Camera that we started using, and eventually, the New Noir camera worked but we had problems with the casing as the casing was designed for the Noir camera that we were using earlier and also the angle that we came up with of the Noir Camera was far bigger. The following day began with the eagerness to at least manage to make the Noir Camera working again for the afternoon Presentation. We held presentations in the afternoon in front of the manager of the Skills Lab and the Design Studio technician, and the major message was that we should come up with elegant solutions for each of our projects and make sure that they are all operational by Friday.
The laparoscopic training kit's components were all successfully assembled and tested for functionality on Wednesday. Additionally, we were updating our digital notebook to a professional standard as instructed by our country design studio manager. In order to lessen the noise that the Raspberry Pi sent to the DLP projector, we were coordinating the DLP projector and Raspberry Pi in the afternoon. We tried other Jumpers, but they had no effect on the noise we could see on the projector.
I got to the Design studio on Thursday as early as I could to go to work on the vein finder. So, I was able to 3D print the Vein Finder enclosure and get the DLP projector to work with little noise signals. We were working on the neonatal monitor's power supply and charging mechanism in the late afternoon. After that, we combined all the vein finder's parts and gave them functionality.
I was personally really excited on Friday, the last day of the internship, because all the prototypes had already begun to function. We worked on the digital workbook, the testing phase, and future preparations for the laparoscopic training package and the vein finder in the early morning hours. Then, in order to preserve their charm, we started cleaning our prototypes. We had the final presentation of all of our prototypes in the afternoon in front of Ms. Will Moyo, Mr. Hillary Lodzanyama, TAs, Design Studio Technicians, and our fellow interns at MUST. It was fantastic because they all liked our prototypes because they were functional.
In conclusion, the previous 12 weeks of the internship have been the happiest of my life, and when I started, I had no idea that our team would eventually be able to come up with elegant solutions.