Spillane MS

Project

Cut the parts and assemble each enclosures, they will be used to improve the machining efficiency and safety by securing the tooling being used to manufacture hardware and cover the sharp edges so that visitors to the shops will not be exposed to the sharp edges. The enclosures will also be lockable so that measuring tools and spare tooling will be secured when the HUNCH team is not using it.

Spillane Middle School also fabricated a steel container that was proposed to be used to contain the flying camera platforms while on the Zero Gravity plane in April. The container was so well built and constructed that it passed the structural analysis required to fly on the Zero-Gravity plane. However, the container was not flown because it was determined that the cameras could free float on within the cabin of the Zero Gravity plane.

Purpose

To provide an organized and professional work area that is safe from hazards and secured from off shift tampering or use. Space is limited in the schools and the equipment is used by other non-HUNCH students. The HUNCH projects are intermittently worked throughout the day and left exposed when the team in not in class. The enclosures provide the ability to cover and secure the tooling being used over a spread of time while hardware is being made.

Overview

The enclosures will be 2’ x  2’ x 12″.  They will have a wooden frame made out of 2” x 2” pine glued and screwed together. The cover will be 2 piece clear acrylic or polycarbonate double hinged lid.  The internal configurations will vary according to the type of tooling required for each school’s milling machines.

Team

The Spillane MS HUNCH team is a club that meets after school.

Status

Waiting on sketches and material from Vernon Byrd for the project to begin.

Cy-Woods HS

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Cy-Woods High School

Project 1

Project

Design and build a prototype International Space Station camera that can be flown around inside the space station from the ground.  B. Draft the flight drawing for the Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) unit body design for the three modified Cargo transfer Bags (CTB) type A, B and C.

Purpose

To provide the capability for International Space Station Flight Controllers the ability to look around the International Space Station (ISS) to validate configurations.  B. To provide flight drawings/patterns that will be used to make flight soft-goods.

Overview

The goal of this project is to use as many commercial off the shelf (COTS) products as possible and make this on orbit camera.  Cy-Woods HS is one of two schools working on this project.  NASA has reserved a two day flight on the Zero gravity plan to test the prototype.  There will be a total of six (6) flyers, three each day.  If Cy-Woods HS students have a design to test then they will be given the opportunity to test their design.  This is a challenging project.  Not only does this camera need to be stable at low velocities it has to be controllable from the ground.  B. There are three CTB that have been designed by the European Space Agency (ESA).  Student last year made sixty-four (64) of these bags.  The bodies of these bags are over complicated and can be simplified significantly using a unit-body design.

Team

The Cy-Woods HS Drafting HUNCH team is an advanced drafting class.

Status

The team has received a second presentation from the NASA customer focusing on required controllability of the camera prototype and is moving on to phase II of their design. In phase II the team will identify most of the required COTs and complete assembly of a breadboard unit for functional testing of concepts.  They continue to draw ideas from the Roomba and AR Drone devices.  They have identified their top design concept and 3-D modeling is progressing well.  B. Drafts of each design have been submitted and approved ESA.  The drawings now need to be cleaned up, add item numbers and description, and finalized. Updated 01/10/11

On April 7th and 8th 2011 the team successfully flew their flying camera platform on the Zero Gravity plane at Ellington Field, Houston, TX.

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Cy-Ranch HS

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Project 1

Project

Machine the parts needed and assemble an International Space Station class III (Training Hardware) Single Stowage Locker.

Purpose

The locker will be used to train the International Space Station astronaut crew members on locker operations, payload housing and stowage.

Overview

The International Space Station Single Stowage Locker is assembled out of twenty-three (23) parts that the students will fabricate out of raw material.  Fifteen (15) of these parts will be made out of aluminum sheet.  Seven parts will be machined out of Aluminum billets.  The remaining part will be a modified from a commercial off the shelf hinge.  There are also numerous commercial off the shelf parts that will be included in the assembly i.e. rivets, latches and captive fasteners.

Team

The Cy-Woods HS IT HUNCH team is an industrial technology club that meets during 7th period and after school on Thursdays.

Status

Fabrication: 1/1 rear plate 10% complete, 0/1 door complete, 0/1 hinge complete, 1/1 front frame 10% complete, 0/2 top/bottom panel complete and 0/2 left/right side panel complete.  Reference: 3/3 door panels are being made at Cy-Ranch. 12/12 tool guides are being made at Conroe HS 90% complete.

Assembly: 0% Door and 0% body complete.

Project 2

Project

Design and fabricate seven black boxes.

Purpose

These black boxes will be used the Orion medium fidelity mockup.  It will be used by Orion astronauts to evaluate the Orion cockpit design and then familiarization training latter.

Overview

Orion is the Shuttle vehicle replacement for NASA.

Team

The Cy-Ranch HS HUNCH team has students in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd period classes.

Status

This was kicked off the first week of December.  Students are currently designing the black boxes.