Group 11 - Ryobi Router
This is a Test
As part of an undergraduate engineering course final project, our team of five students was tasked with reverse engineering a modern hand-held wood router. The procedure was to consist of a complete product dissection including disassembly, reassembly and information documentation. The work effort was divided into phases, each encompassing different procedures within the overall project.
The initial phase consisted of a complete disassembly of the product and accompanying photographs and documentation. This was relatively simple as the unit neatly breaks down to four major components which in turn can be further reduced. Once all components were stripped, identified, and cataloged we turned to the task of analyzing each component while considering various engineering issues relevant to the construction of the item. Once satisfied with the intense scrutiny of each component, the next phase consisting of reassembling the unit was underway. Again, engineering issues such as ergonomics, material performance vs. cost and individual component efficiency were considered with respect to the individual components of the unit. The resulting answers to these issues were documented in the form of the Team's recommendations for improving the product.
Once completely reassembled, the team shifted its efforts to creating a presentation to exhibit its findings. This involved the collection and organization of key information regarding the project and the subsequent development of a PowerPoint presentation. This presentation was to showcase the product itself within the context of engineering in general.
Finally, the last phase of the project involved the production of a technical report containing answers to previously posed questions regarding various aspects of reverse engineering and engineering in general. This report was compiled utilizing the various information collected during the previous phases and was significantly more thorough than the presentation with regard to technical data.