Preparation for this event was crucial. Our members arduously prepared for their presentation, readying themselves to explain the engineering behind the models they created. More than that, they prepared themselves to endure the questions posed by the judges (aka the grilling session). Standing in front of the judges and just telling them what you did is not enough, here or at competition. You must be able to explain your thought process when selecting materials, components, machinery, ergonomics, etc., and provide a proper answers to questions that may seem asinine for underclassmen, but truly test the knowledge of the design teams.
Our teams had a successful design review and will utilize the feedback received from the judges to fine-tune their last models before things are put together at the shop. Keep in mind though, ideas and concepts are not set in stone and we will certainly encounter more things to take into account as pipes are welded, nuts and bolts are tightened, and components are mounted. The success achieved at the design review is something to be proud of and we aspire to continue doing the good work until we have a properly-engineered vehicle. For now, keep your eyes open for the next update.
- Ricardo U.
see the design review recap featuring the mmi team!