Design and prototype of a lamp build kit for STEM education
Author(s)Wright, Lauren L
Design and prototype of a lamp build kit for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering.
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This thesis describes a case study of an early phase product design process. Company J is a startup toy company creating toys that encourage STEM education and participation. One product in their anticipated lineup is a lamp construction kit. Through the process of assembling users learn about basic engineering and electronics concepts. This project concerns redesigning an early-stage prototype to further the product development and move it towards mass-manufacturability. The design process began with different levels of ideation and concept selection. Then, models were made both virtually and physically to attain user feedback. Once the final design was selected, more advanced prototyping methods were used to create a next-generation prototype.
Thesis: S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2016.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering.; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology