This was another excellent productive design review, again with MIT Mechanical Engineering Prof. Woodie Flowers, Kinkajou Alpha and Beta design team member Beto Peliks and the Gamma design team. Joining us were Owl Engineering product designers Peter Costa and Chris Homes.
The concentration of this design review was the Gamma prototype as currently configured. Given the committed delivery date of September 1, we wanted to focus on any perceived problems or short comings which could jeopardize the field evaluation. Issues are as discussed not according to priority.
For design issues and recommended actions, read the report: [MS Word file]
Back row from L: Owl Engineering Peter Costa, Woodie Flowers, Owl Engineering Chris Homes
Right side from R: Neil Cantor, Denise Kulawik, Peter Fichter, Tim McNerney, Beto Peliks
Two views of the Kinkajou Gamma (minus the crash guard)
DtM is grateful to the design review participants for their time, their great ideas, and for putting up with our lousy coffee. We would also like to thank the Media Lab for arranging this excellent temporary office space for the summer.Posted by Timothy Prestero at June 3, 2004 02:25 AM