Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Week 13


The overall feedback we received from Russell was good but I was reading off my speaker notes too much and create a lost of eye contact between the audience which was distracting. Our driving was setup by Elliot during our presentation, our client Russell had a go with the wheel and inspection of our 3D model Truck. There were question raised by Russell and the class. 

Why are the buttons on the wheel?
we only taped down the buttons on the wheel, because the amount of angels turning left and right produced by the wheel is limited as well as the potentiometer can only turn at the degrees of 270.
Also the aim was to provide the realistic feeling of driving a truck we thought of putting the 2 buttons on the side but having 2 buttons on the side and one hand on the wheel to reverse isn't as good as having them both on the wheel to feel what is like to reverse a truck.

Every materials we used are being references, the codes we produce are made from an open source which means other people have the right to use our code if their reference us and we can only claim copyright for our design of the wheel if we are planning to sell this product. As the aim was also to address the the reputability we were here to provide everyone how to make your own and we are providing everything online for everyone to use. 

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Week 12

Finalised  Presentation Slides with speaker notes


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Week 11

Presentation Remuneration 

  • Different types of remunerations
  • Remuneration is a payment for the benefit of worker
  • How much are you worth
  • How to add value to myself
  • Reward system

  • Entertaining start with a scene from a movie
  • Shows lots of results from researching 
  • Using statistics in relation to UNSW student
  • Presented by 2 members (Jordan and Hayley)which both have good understanding of Remuneration
  • Good use of graphic to provide information e.g. Timeline was used
  • could've make more relations to their project, stated that remuneration does not relate.
  • more picture to make the slides more interesting along side with the states
How does Remuneration relate to our group?

Work Process

Adding speaker notes to existing and new slides
At the start of the project our original understandings of the driving machine was to provide an emulated real world condition to train and educate truck drivers which was incorrect, after we presented to russell our client we received feedback and explanations
 The first process we tackled the project is on the top right, the design of the physical wheel then we continued our project to the second process of using ardiuno microprocessor to convert physical input of steering in data which is then using codes to interprets the input data and sends it to the game simultaneously

After researching possible designs and considering the benefits of each, we decided on a design that we would aim towards.

 List of material that we have did research on that are suitable for our project which is also relatively  cheap to get and easy to access across the world
solder for extending connections between arduino processor and potentiometer drill jig saw and circular saw for screwing and cutting plywood sheets to size After researching the best possible ways to document the arduino.

Because we wanted the design to be easily repeatable laser cutting and 3d printing were suggested. this is a laser cut plywood setup that is very similar to our concept with the steering wheel and throttle control.


The Arduino Board went through several stages of design development and changes. At first we theorized what would be the best way to set up the Arduino board to be used to steer and accelerate at the same time. Due to lack of knowledge at the time we continued with work and had to change it to fit the ability for Unreal to translate the knowledge into movement and steering

  The coding of the Arduino revolved around it translating the serial data of the potentiometer and two buttons and that becomes the steering and accelerating of the vehicle in the Driving Machine project.
So the code then transmits the serial data to Unreal.
The tutorial was the first to be adapted and changed to suit the needs of testing the driving setup for the visual code and the Arduino board. Using the premade driving level provided by Unreal we were able to create an instance for the game to be compatible with the Arduino controller.

  Back features a "door" with magnetic catch allowing easy access to the electronics inside Interior Steering column, cable ties are to hold in place while gluing.PVC conduit provides stationary support and reduces friction for turning wooden dowel Side panels supports Rear door hinges Steering column detail. (Note: cable ties are temporary support while glue dries)

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Week 10


  • Source of conflict
  • Types of people causing conflict
  • Avoiding conflict - not a way to resolve conflict matters and it will actually get worst ( Snowball effect)
  • How to resolve conflict
  • Impacts of conflict 

  • Very detailed definition for introduction
  • Entertaining start
  • Nice layout and design overall
  • Real life example and using past project as an example
  • Good style of bold use in font for keywords to highlight the important words
  • Looking at different aspects of the topic
  • Good use of example to relate back the topic to pass projects and their project
  • Too generalised not specific enough
  • Spelling mistakes
  • Not really familiar with presentation
How does conflict relate to our group?
Conflict can be a beneficial source to motivate people and pull themselves together as a team, we didn't have much conflicts in our group since there were no failure of communication, also using a hierarchy network minimised the possibility of conflict as the leader is giving orders and monitoring each team member with their work. Everyone was dedicated to the project and finish off what needs to be done individually and in collaboration we completed the project together through clear communication and good team work.

Work Process 

Gathering information for Final presentation

setting up layout for presentation

  1. Eye Catching and unique starting to catch audience attention and design my own rather than using templates that everyone knows is from Microsoft.
  2. consistence in slides and use of color
  3. contents
  4. qualities of images
  5. less words in the slides as possible, make slides more interesting

So I came up with main objectives and contents that should be include in our presentation

  1. Introduction of our project
  2. Stages of Development in Detail
  3. Hardware and Software used
  4. How we used them.
  5. Documentations of work from each team member to explain in depth 
  6. General slides    


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Week 9

Intellectual Property 

This weeks presentation is on IP(intellectual Property) delivered by Dara, Andrew, Shanny, Daniel 
and Matthew.

  • Regested Design
  • Trademark
  • Patent
  • Copyright

  • limited text on presentation slides 
  • use lots of examples even use another groups project which help the delivery of inflammations to audiences 
  • explaining information through images showing all team members have basic understanding of the topic IP
  • created and explained how IP relating back to their project the oculus rift
  • consistent and simple layouts of slides
  • used powtoon to create the animation (like our group)
  • animation was too fast
  • some information was repetitive

How does Intellectual Property relate to our group?
We used a lot of tutorials online which we have reference and we cannot claim the work we have done is ours, however we can apply the design on the driving wheel design as we designed and created, the coding is a open source as our aim was to provide people around the world with a set of instruction to replicate our driving machine, materials all being all recorded and referenced.

Work Process

Setting up the site Russell provided for our truck to be drive 

Cameras are also setup for interaction within the site

The 3 main blind spots I figured out for the truck to be reverse into the site.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Week 8

Feedback presentation for Communication

The overall feedback we received from Russell and Nichole was good, the presentation covered most of the significance of communications, but our presentation mainly focused on explain the topic communication and missed how it impacted us as a group although we only made a little connection.

Our communication system is poor as networking method does not have a team leader, everyone is doing their own things which is shown in our presentation some of the contents are repeated. After the feedback was given we have elected a team leader in our group to ensure everyone won’t overlap each other’s work, this way the hierarchy system can benefit our group with our working process and to be more efficient.

There was a video that we didn't playing in the presentation due to technically issues, I have already uploaded my slides and the video is include in my blog(click here for the link).
There were questions at the end of our presentation from fellow classmates and Russell about how this relates back to our group and I answered the question with our working experience that actually happened because the way we change how we communicate however we didn't include most of the experiences in the presentation.

Another important question raised was how we can communication can improve our product. Our aim was to give the best we could to complete the project to do that we ensure that we will finish the product 2 weeks before its due date, so we can have a prototype for the client and our classmates to test and machine, if any problem spot it or areas that can improve our product we still have time to make adjustments and improve our product.

Work process 

By this I still cant integrate the arduino chip with UR4 and Elliot in my group is also working on it as this is one of the main process we have to get through.

I personal messaged the other guy who is working with arduino and UE but he seem to be doing something different, also he is from american our timezone is different and very difficult for us to have a real time conversation.

I also look at more youtube tutorial which might help testing before next week and hopefully can integrate arduino into UE4 by week 9