Posts Tagged ‘School’

Zeppelin – The online music revolution

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

Project description: Create 50 business ideas, choose the best one and a working business plan, and present this to a board of venture capitalist, business angles and bankers

How it was done: To develop the different ideas we tried a verity of brainstorming ideas and after the fifty different ones where all done we resented the best ones to outside people for feedback. Eventually we voted and a Content delivery system for media archives and independent media was the winning idea. As we researched the idea went more streamlined and we decided to just focus as a sore for independent media and in the end only independent music. This task was a whole lot different from our competences since it involved no coding and minimal design, the group had to learn new competences and still keeping the goal focused.

My part: I vas the Project Manager and begun with a very democratic leadership, this proved way to time-consuming and my leadership became stronger and stronger for every week, I realized that people feel comfortable when they know what they are supposed to accomplish during the next few days and that changing the venue really get people thinking in new directions. In afterthought we should have had more internal deadlines to improve efficiency.

How it came out: The work was finished in time and we presented to the board. The board liked our idea and business model but thought our initial costs were too high.

Marble Inferno

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

Project description: Create something new with an existing technology, we had Lego Mindstorms, block shaped device that uses sensors to trigger engines and can communicate with computers via Bluetooth.

How it was done: We built a marble track that combined analog and digital components. we used the marble, user input and digital input to trigger the engines.

My part: I was the chief engineer on this project and created several of the physical solutions, the hardest part was the elevator that took the marble from the bottom of the track to the top and a gate that kept the marble in place while the user played a flash game on a computer screen. I had to think creative with the equipment we were handed and learned a lot about building a model. I also realized that I had to appear a lot more designated and sure about my ideas when i had people working under me.

How it came out: The model worked perfectly until the light in the expo hall changed. A core element was the light sensor and it was too hard to re-configure.

Watch the Experience Technology expo on Youtube we where the first group.