Project Summary

Project Information

Welcome to the P20032 SailBot Main Page!


Sailing is a popular sport that can be practiced competitively or for recreation, and is practiced among a wide variety of individuals, from young children to older retirees. For any sailor, however, a considerable amount of strength, coordination, and agility is required for a successful sailing session.

AllSail is a team of seven students who want to share this passion with everyone.

Community Boating is a non-profit boathouse located in Boston, Massachusetts. The mission of Community Boating is to enable sailing for all. One program they use is the Universal Access, which gives sailors with disabilities the opportunity to sail on the Charles river. Many people with disabilities spend a large part of their days being guided around their homes, and this program provides them with a desired feeling of control. AllSail hopes to design a device that helps Community Boating in this mission.

AllSail is designing a device called SailBot: a portable device that can control a sailboat’s steering using a variety of electronically controlled methods.The ability to electronically control a Sonar gives Community Boating the opportunity to provide members a true feeling of control when they sail.

The goals of this project are to create a new device that uses current technologies to make a portable, comfortable control method for a common sonar boat. The expected result is a prototype that is intuitive for the user; and that boathouses can install and remove quickly between sessions.

We look forward to your viewing of our progress!

Assistive Sailing on RS Venture

Primary customer: Community Boating's Universal Access Program

Project Title: SailBot

Project Number: P20032

Project Family: Biomedical and Assistive Devices

Start Term: 2191

End Term: 2195

Faculty Guide: Jim Whritenor

Primary Customer: Universal Access Program

Sponsor (financial support): Sam Peirson

Team Members

MemberMajorRoleContact
Matthew MillerElectrical Engineering

Communications

mdm8877@rit.edu
Maxwell MessieMechanical Engineering

Lead Engineer

mxm7867@rit.edu
Thomas DavisElectrical Engineering

Facilitator

ted4793@rit.edu
Amit RogelMechanical Engineering

Project Manager

axr3176@rit.edu
Michael Robinson IIMechanical Engineering

Purchasing

mrj5174@rit.edu
Madeline PizzoIndustrial Design

Lead Industrial Designer

mxp1511@rit.edu
Erica KabatBiomedical EngineeringAdministrationejk7802@rit.edu

Work Breakdown: By Phase

MSD I & II

MSD I

MSD II

Planning & Execution

Project Photos and Videos

Imagine RIT

Gate Reviews

Problem Definition

Systems Design

Preliminary Detailed Design

Detailed Design

Build & Test Prep

Subsystem Build & Test

Integrated System Build & Test

Customer Handoff & Final Project Documentation

Work Breakdown: By Topic

Project Management

Design Tools

Design Documentation

Implementation

Validation

Presentation & Dissemination

PRP

Requirements

Schedule

Cost

Risk Management

Problem Management

Communication & Minutes

Use Cases

Benchmarking

Functional Decomposition

Morphological Chart

Pugh Concept Selection

BOM

Mechanical Drawings

Electrical Schematics

Software Diagrams

Facility Layout

Manuals

Mockups

Test Fixtures

Prototyping

Test Plans

Analysis Results

Simulations

Test Results

Design Review Documents

Technical Paper

Poster

Imagine RIT Exhibit

Acknowledgements