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Unread 12-10-2005, 08:21 PM
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Attn: Mech Designers, Beta Testers Needed!

All,
Many of you have used, or know of the motor/gearing design spreadsheet which I released shortly after kickoff in 2004. Since that point, I have been slowly (painfully slow) revamping this sheet to make it easier to use, while providing more functionality.

I have been pushing on this even harder in the past few months, trying to get a version ready for release at Kickoff 2006. As Christmas rapidly approaches, I am nearing the point of completion.

I've tested this sheet fairly extensively. I've used it (as it has evolved) to run countless gearing and design calculations for 229, for friends, and even a few for IFI. However, I frequently make mistakes; as a precaution against one slipping by me, I'm looking for some beta testers to run through my spreadsheet, and make sure there are no serious errors.

I need:
  1. People to review the User Interface, and suggest potential improvements.
  2. People to run numbers in the spreadsheet, and make sure they make sense.
  3. People to suggest additional functions & capabilities for the spreadsheet that are missing.
  4. Experienced designers to go indepth, and check the actual formulas themselves, to see where I may be off-base.
If you feel you have time to do one or more of the above, please post in this thread, and send me an email or AIM. Once I have your interest, I will let you know when/where you can get a beta-copy of the sheet for review.

I know how busy everyone is and I appreciate whatever time I can get. Hopefully together we can ensure this sheet is an incredible resources for FIRST teams in 2006 and beyond.

Thanks in advance,
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Re: Attn: Mech Designers, Beta Testers Needed!

John,

Count me in. I'm always willing to play around in Excel.
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Re: Attn: Mech Designers, Beta Testers Needed!

E-mail sent...I'm in too, if you'd like.
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Re: Attn: Mech Designers, Beta Testers Needed!

I used your old sheets extensively with my students last year and would be glad to take a look at what you have now.

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Re: Attn: Mech Designers, Beta Testers Needed!

I'd like to take a look at it, too, John. Let me know if you need another pair of eyes.
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Re: Attn: Mech Designers, Beta Testers Needed!

I'm up for giving it the once-over in OpenOffice, for all of us open-source/too-cheap-or-broke-for-Excel folks out there.
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Re: Attn: Mech Designers, Beta Testers Needed!

I dont know if i can run numbers or any of that but im pretty good at idiot proofing and want to learn more about excel so i would be intrested
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Re: Attn: Mech Designers, Beta Testers Needed!

I've used it quite extensively in the past 5 months testing out ideas that i've had and figuring out optimal configurations. I have a few suggestions for it and I can help with the interfacing of it, so I guess I could help out with items 1,2, and 3.

Also I support Billfred in an offical openoffice version of the document, just to make sure there isn't any problems for those non-conformists and the cheap.
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Re: Attn: Mech Designers, Beta Testers Needed!

I'd certainly love to help out. Note sure if I can really help much with the in depth stuff, but I'd love to look at the user interface/ available functions.
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Re: Attn: Mech Designers, Beta Testers Needed!

John,

I'd be happy to help (email sent).

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Re: Attn: Mech Designers, Beta Testers Needed!

John,

You know I want to look at it, so send me what you need to send me.

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Re: Attn: Mech Designers, Beta Testers Needed!

Hey John,

I can't promise any specific amount of time, but I'd be glad to take a look. email on the way ...
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I'm in. Email sent.
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Re: Attn: Mech Designers, Beta Testers Needed!

This is a spreadsheet that I have used for all my designs. I am definitely in. Email sent.
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Re: Attn: Mech Designers, Beta Testers Needed!

Im in here. Can't wait!!
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