As all you fellow DCG candidates know, the assignments for this year are out and in my opinion it’s the toughest one yet. I’d like to know who’s idea it was to punish the LCs of 2011 with a Sat-Nav? It’s not like we use them on a daily basis, most of us can barely afford a car, why on earth would we have a Sat-Nav. Well maybe you guys know all about Sat-Navs but I’ve never even held one. Back here in the West everyone knows where they’regoing and even if someone was posh enough to own one you’re constantly be entertained by the proud stories of how THEY were SMARTER then the Sat-Nav because IT wanted them to drive over the CLIFF and they DIDN’T. (I accept that Sat-Navs have improved and are probably very handy). So basically I need a Sat-Nav to work with and I don’t know anyone who has one, so can I borrow yours??? I’ll return it soon, promise!
So seriously it’s the hardest project yet. Last year it was a games controller and the year before an ipod docking station, both of which were very familiar to the average teen. But worst of all we have to design the mounting system for the Sat-nav aswell. How on earth do you graphically communicate a suction cup?
Anyway blog audience I can offer some help. If your like me and can’t get your hands on a Sat-nav for a few weeks there’s a website called www.tigerdirect.com where most Sat-Nav devices have been photographed from all sides. This can be a basis for getting measurements. And also make sure you have Solidworks on your home PC so you can practice at home and then make it quickly at school (remember it all must be made at school). You can download it from solidworks once you get a code from you school and it lasts until November 2011 for free!
As mad as I am about the Dept. of Education’s poor choice of assignment, I’m excited about it and can’t wait to get started (except for that mounting system which will be a giant pain!). Mine is gonna be class! How about yours?