Gate 1- Project Planning

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In this gate, we will be planning the dissection of the SKIL hammer drill. In the "Work Proposal" section of this gate, specific details as to the dissection procedure as well as the capabilities of each group member is given. In the "Management Proposal" section, a tentative scheduling of the product is outlined along with group responsibilities and goals of each meeting. In the "Product Archaeology" section, an overall analysis of our product is given supplemented with information about our product.

Project Management

  • In this section we will plan the dissection of the hammer drill as well as the general group dynamic for the project. By a visual inspection of the product we will plan how to take apart the drill and what tools we will need to do so. Furthermore we will analyze the strengths and weaknesses of members of the group and assign roles based on these.

Work Proposal

Current Capabilities
Member Communication Presentation Technical Writing Management Handiness
Alex Negri + + +
James Spellman + + +
Mitchell Staunch + + +
Mark Arnone
Harrison Schaffer + + +

Management Proposal

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Alex Negri is the Product Manager and will head the products progress, along with reminding group members of upcoming meetings. He will be at the meetings making sure everything is going according to plan.
  • Jimmy Spellman is the Wiki Developer and Proof Reader and he will be the main member entering data into the wiki page as well as proof reading the technical information presented.
  • Mitch Staunch is the Head Researcher and will provide useful insight during the procedure with knowledge gained through analysis of sources. If faced with a knowledge complication, he will be at the forefront in figuring it out.
  • Harrison Schaffer will be doing research, proof-reading, and editing sections in the wiki page adding information needed.

All members will be taking equal part in the dissection of the product.

Meeting Plan

Our tentative meeting schedule will be as follows:

  • Tuesdays - 4-5PM
  • Saturdays - 3-4PM
  • Additional dates will be added specifically to accommodate deadlines for future Gates.

Meetings will take place on the ground floor of the Capen library.

These meetings will include what has been done, what needs to be done, and a creation of a log that will be posted on the wiki site with all this information.

Plan for Group Conflicts

If group conflicts arise, they will be swiftly resolved. If a test or the like interferes with a meeting date, the meeting will be rescheduled for another day that will be soon thereafter. If a member is not making the meetings or is not putting forth what would seem to be sufficient effort towards the project, the group will first meet with the member and discuss the problem with him. If afterwards this problem is not solved, we will contact the professors to make a meeting in an attempt to solve this issue.

That being said, the group has gathered information to help familiarize the group with the product.

Product Archaeology

  • Section Intro
Development Profile
Usage Profile

Intended Use- The intended use of this product is, to provide a short, rapid hammer thrust to pulverize relatively brittle material and provide quicker drilling with less effort. It also acts an ordinary electric drill with a flip of a switch.

Home or Professional use- This product could be used for home or professional use. It is very versatile and small enough that somebody could use it in their home.

Performance- The job that this drill performs is drilling with a "cam-action" or "percussion" hammering mechanism, and or drilling normally. it features a powerful 7.0 Amp motor for tough applications, and has a 1/2-in keyed chuck that accepts large diameter bits that are designed for woodworking and cutting.


Energy Profile

Energy used- the power type of this drill is electric. The amperage is 7, and the voltage is 120V.

Importation- the energy is imported to the system through an AC power cord, coming from a power outlet considering the energy is electric.

Energy transformed/modified-

Complexity Profile

Components used- the drill itself is one component, but more can be added such as different bits for different necessities.


Component interactions-

Material Profile

Visibility- The materials that are clearly visible include: side handle, trigger, drill head, and the drill body.

Not visible- The materials that are not clearly visible include: the motor, and the rotor.

User Interaction Profile
Product Alternative Profile