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Project-Based Learning プロジェクト ベースト ラーニング

What is PBL?

Project-Based Learning (PBL)

Project-based learning is offered in the “Flying Robot Project”, a part of “Creative Engineering Projects”. Junior and senior undergraduate students, as well as graduate students are welcome to join the project. An important goal of the project is to offer a chance to students to put in practice the knowledge they have gained in lectures to build and test their own aircraft. Following a PDCA (plan-do-check-act) cycle, the students analyze and solve an assignment, and validate their answer. During the aircraft building and flight test phases, the students work in teams, where discussions about the progress of each task helps the students develop their leadership, management and organizational skills.

Links

Creative Engineering Projects (Undergraduate)
http://gciee.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/gcee/mono2

Creative Engineering Projects (Graduate)
http://gciee.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/gcee/souzousei_kougaku

PBLとは

プロジェクト・ベースト・ラーニング(PBL)

「創造的ものづくりプロジェクト」・「創造性工学プロジェクト」で開講している「飛行ロボットプロジェクト」においてプロジェクト・ベースト・ラーニングを実施します。

このプロジェクトでは、大学3年生以上大学院生を対象として、講義などで培った知識を、飛行ロボットの製作と飛行試験を通じて実践的に身につけることを目指します。その中では、与えられた課題を分析して解を見つけ、それを検証するというPDCAサイクルの体験をします。製作と飛行試験はチーム単位で実施するために、プロジェクト進行におけるディスカッションを必要とし、リーダーシップやマネージメント、役割分担の能力を高めることにつなげて行きます。

リンク

創造的ものづくりプロジェクト科目(工学部)
http://gciee.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/gcee/mono2

創造性工学プロジェクト科目(大学院)
http://gciee.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/gcee/souzousei_kougaku

Activities Reportactivities "Project-Based Learning" Report

  • July 19, 2021

    2021 Summer Semester Flying Robot Project Team D

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    Since we had finished putting films on upper and lower parts of the main wings before, in the last class, we attached a film on a bending part of a wing. Firstly, we attached one slice of a large film to the area. However, it did not go well because the structure of the wing was really complicated, and we could not remove the wrinkles on the film. Therefore, we decided to put washi or paper on the part. Nevertheless, this solution could not solve the problem of wrinkles and it did not fit on the surface of the wing. Besides, the paper was easily torn, so we could not completely attach the paper to the area. Finally, we found out that the only way to put a film on the bending area was by putting films on a small part of the part, like in the picture above. We figured it out at the very end of the class, so we were able to put a film on only one part. It was a trial-and-error day! Another member put a film on ailerons simultaneously. It was putting a film day as well! Next class, I hope we will finish putting films on all parts of the wings. We may have to start making a body, like motor mounts and containers of necessary equipment.

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  • July 14, 2021

    2021 Summer Semester Flying Robot Project Team B

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    Our group almost completed the assembly of the aircraft this time. At first, we removed the jig from the ribs. We had a hard time doing so because the jig stuck on ribs with glue. Then, we attached the motor and the aileron servo to the aircraft. It looked more like the aircraft than before doing that. We were concerned about the torsional rigidity of the wing before production, but it became rigid enough by gluing the spars to ribs. The aircraft weighs 130g before installing the motor and so on. Finally, we attached the gears to the aircraft while paying attention to the ground clearance of the propeller and the position of the center of gravity. Next week, we are going to create the mechanism for transmitting force from the servo to the aileron with a piano wire, attach the skin to it, and fix the winglet, the battery, etc. That is to say, we will complete the production.

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  • July 07, 2021

    2021 Summer Semester Flying Robot Project Team D

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    We started applying the film to the upper and lower wings of the main wings. This work was more difficult than I thought, so we spent all of our working time today on this task. This task could be divided into two parts, paste, and extension. We pasted film on three-quarters of the upper wing but it didn't expand. Also, we pasted the film on half of the lower wing and extended it.

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  • July 07, 2021

    2021 Summer Semester Flying Robot Project Team C

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    This week, we assembled the remaining half of the main wing and assembled the main wing together. Although the structure was unstable at first and at one point the main wing split into two, we were able to fix it up and secure it by placing bits of pieces of wood for support. After the main wing came together, we added support bars that prevent the wing from bending when the aircraft is in the air. We then assembled the main wing onto the styrofoam body. Next week we will be able to assemble the entire body piece together and craft the aileron and the elevator. We are getting excited since we are nearly at the end of our crafting process and the plane is starting to come together.

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  • June 30, 2021

    2021 Summer Semester Flying Robot Project Team B Article 7

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    This time we created ribs used in the center. While we make most ribs of balsa wood, we make ribs used in the center with plywood to provide the wing with structural strength. It was difficult to cut plywood and it took much time, but we succeeded in cutting it completely by making use of a laser cutter twice. We’ll create the winglet next time.

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