60 Tiger Cub Motorcycle

FRS 106, Michael Littman – Spring 2019

Week 9: Tuesday Scribe Notes

A quick look into the history of Princeton (sparked by the discussion of some Orange Key members):

  • Joseph Henry’s House.
  • The Henry Motor.

Recap of Last Week’s Lab:

  • Detailing: Reattached the seat on the blue bike. Used S.A.E.
  • Frame: Started to assemble the frame and used Computer-Aided Design (CAD) to design a washer.
  • Wheels: Spent last class adjusting the offset of both wheels.
  • Top-End: Built the head. Professor Littman and Jon got the rockers in, during their own time.
  • Bottom End: Cleaned up the rest of the parts. Today, they plan on spending some time on the blue bike, checking oil levels, and ensuring the carburetor is attached.
  • Electrical: Cut the clutch cable again (because the first cut was too long). They drained the oil. They took the cover off to drill a hole, so to make tightening the threads easier. They plan on drilling the hole today.

Reading Discussion:

  • Discussion Leader: Charles
    • With Emotional Intelligence, the whole person is at issue, rather than a narrow set of skills. Page 129.
    • The author worked at IAC, where he wrote journal abstracts. He believed the lack of an external, objective standard resulted in him despising his job. Page 135.
    • Credential Inflation and pushing everyone into college will require a janitor to hold a PhD. Page 143.
    • Difference between Crew vs. Corporate Culture:
      • With a crew, you have proof of your own worth independent of others.
      • Air Traffic Controllers who do not have formal education perform better than their college-educated counterparts.
    • Tacit knowledge comes from recognizing patterns. Page 166.
    • Technical writers need to be mechanics. Page 179.

Motor demonstration:

  • There is rope wrapped around a pulley (turning counterclockwise). When the rope is loose, there is no load. The load cell measures the tension in the rope.
  • When you take the difference in tension between the upper rope and lower rope and multiply by the radius, you get the brake.
  • Graphed two things:
    • torque vs. speed
    • power curve (peaked at half of no-load speed).

Author: Ben Johnston

Ben Johnston is Senior Educational Technologist in the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning, a unit of the Office of the Dean of the College, Princeton University.