-TEAMING AND COMMUNICATION-
When getting started with our project our communication was poor and we never got help from any one. As we went on with our projects we split up the work load. We started to work as a team and got to know the strengths and weaknesses of each other. Another problem that we faced is getting team meetings set up so we can all be there. Three out of four people in our group work. So we got our work schedules ahead of time and found days that would work. Our meetings would be long and efficient because we knew it would be hard to find other times to meet.
Our team learned that research is one of the most important steps to inventing something. You have to know what has already been made and how it is made. When making our project we tried finding more efficient ways to make our project by finding multipurpose chips to buy so the bobber would not be as bulky. We found a small chip that sends a Wi-Fi signal instead of having a real antenna. This makes it look more like a bobber. Research was a key component in making our project.
1) Team building
At first our team wasn't organized, wasn't working, and wasn't getting the job done. We were not using everyone properly. We were not working to our strengths and that is what slowed the group down. So we looked at the assignments first instead of assign them to a team member right away. We would then match the tasks with the right person and this made a substantial change to the quality of our work.
2) Innivation Process
This process was tough to grasp at first. We didn't know where to start. We started researching our project and started to come up with a broad plan for the whole project. This plan helped our group know what we have to do, when we have to do it, and how much time we have to complete it. The process was a key component to keeping us on track.
3) How Tilt Switches Work
Even though the switch is very small, there is a lot of engineering in it. A tilt switch can not only detect movement, the one we have can last in harsh weather. So no matter where the bobber is. It will almost always work.