Abstract[edit | edit source]
The purpose of this project is to create a protective barrier for the indoor lab. In hopes the protective barrier would put the students and teachers of six rivers charter school one step closer to going back to school. Due to Covid-19 the Humboldt State University class, Engineering 215 - Introduction to Design, instructed by Lonny Grafman was given the job of creating ways to protect students from spreading Covid-19 when in person school is back in session.
Background[edit | edit source]
In the fall of 2020, the idea of going back to school of spring 2021 was under much controversy within six rivers charter school. Some wanted to go back to school and risk spreading covid-19 while others wanted to be safe and continue online. Engr215 wanted to send the students back to school while also mitigating the risk of spreading covid-19. The indoor lab barrier was one of the needed protection methods in order for kids to go back to safety. Other projects included; Outdoor lab tables that promoted social distancing, Teacher protective stations, and a mobile protection station for theater class.
Problem statement and criteria[edit | edit source]
The Delphi Matrix proposed that the indoor lab protective barrier design Team REMS came up with would prove to be the optimal solution to the problem statement according to weight distribution. All Criteria: Covid-19 safety (CDC guidelines), instructor interaction, replicability, cost, aesthetics, and student collaboration were considered.
|Covid-19 Safety (CDC guidlines)||10|
Description of final project[edit | edit source]
The final project was created after going over safety guidelines, How covid-19 spreads, how teachers will interact with their students, and the learning environment for students. Multiple trial structures were built. All of the material was available on amazon so it is able to be ordered from the safety of your home. This structure is a 3 sided barrier with a base of 36'' by 36'' by 27''. Each side has a sheet of vinyl that protects the student. Photos and descriptions. Use gallery (https://www.appropedia.org/Help:Images#Galleries (Links to an external site.)).
Include a how to use and maintain section. See the how to template below.
Prototyping[edit | edit source]
A real person testing the barrier out: This prototype was to get an idea of how students would feel inside a barrier.
Small version of actual design: This prototype was to show a mini design of how the barrier would look with transparent material.
The actual dimensions: This prototype showed the actual size of the design and how it would hang over the desk.
Structure: This prototype us that we would need a solid frame to hold a whiteboard and the vinyl.
Costs[edit | edit source]
|QTY||Material||Source||Cost ($)||Total ($)|
|1||double sided tape||AceHardware||8|
|nuts and bolts||8 of each||Ace Hardware||13.44||13.44|
Testing Results[edit | edit source]
The barrier holds up well. There is no need for the structure to be clamped to the table. Doing so would be for extra precaution. The barrier is made to be able to withstand chemicals that are used in the chemistry lab. It will not be affected by low heat nor the cold. It is made out of non permeable material. The angle bracket aluminum frame is very strong. This allows for long term use. Each joint has a bolt with a lock tight nut to avoid loosening over time.
How to Build[edit | edit source]
Maintenance[edit | edit source]
Introduce this maintenance section.
Schedule[edit | edit source]
This is when to maintain what.
- The surface of the barrier will have to be wiped down after each student uses it.
- Spray down with windex to keep transparency of vinyl.
- Walk around and wiggle frame to make sure bolts are all still tight.
- Change out double sided tape if vinyl is peeling off of the frame.
Troubleshooting[edit | edit source]
|wobbly frame||check for loose bolts|
|loose bolts||tighten bolts|
|Falling vinyl||replace double sidedtape|
Suggestions for future changes[edit | edit source]
If a cheaper frame is desired would could be used. The method of building would be very similar.
References[edit | edit source]
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