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Student Name: Quentin White


Unit 3: Systems

Lesson 3: Reverse Engineering


File 3.3.3: Reverse Engineering Worksheet

Below is a list of the steps in the reverse engineering process. Document your work as you
reverse engineer the product.

Prediction
What is the purpose of this product?
To make an innovation better than the 5c/5s
How does it work?
It works by pressing the top right button of the phone or the bottom button of the phone
What market was it designed to appeal to?
The cellphone market
List some of the design objectives for the product.

Finger print scanner


A large based model
Different colors
Faster processor

List some of the constraints that may have influenced the design.

The iPhone 5s
S6/S5

Observation (before you take it apart)


How do you think it works?
The bottom button on the phone
The top right corner button on the button
How does it meet design objectives (overall)?
It meets the design objectives 100%
Why is it designed the way it is?
To be more comfortable in your hands
Disassemble
How does it work?
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The bottom button on the phone and the top right corner button on the button
How is it made?
Part Name

Quantity

Material

Function

The body

Aluminum/Meta
l

Overall
product

Camera

Glass/Metal

Takes
pictures

Face of the
phone
Life of the
phone

Display

Glass

Battery

Lithium-ion

A8 system

Lithium-ion

Storage

Metal

Fingerprint
home
button

Glass/Metal

Speed of
loading
apps and
etc.
Holds all of
your data
Scans our
fingerprint

Overall
Dimensions
138.1x67mm/
6.9mm/
129 g
1334x750
resolution/326
pixel per inch/
8mp/f 2.2
4.7

Core
Technology

1810mAh/
3.82V/
6.91Whr
64 bit/ 1GB of
ram

16,64,128 GB
3-axis gyro,
accelerometer,
ambient light
sensor

Any surprises?
The finger print scanner is included!
Analyze
Carefully examine and analyze subsystems (i.e. structural, mechanical, and electrical)
and develop annotated sketches that include measurements and notes on components,
system design, safety, and controls. (Attach sketches to this sheet.)
Test
Carefully reassemble the product.
Operate the device and record observations about its performance in terms of
functionality (operational and ergonomic) and projected durability.

Documentation
Design (functionality, form (geometry), and materials)
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The body

Aluminum/Meta
l

Overall
product

Glass/Metal

Takes
pictures

Glass

Face of the
phone
Life of the
phone

Lithium-ion

Camera

Lithium-ion

Display
Iron
Battery

Glass/Metal

Speed of
loading apps
and etc.
Holds all of
your data
Scans our
fingerprint

A8 system

138.1x67mm/
6.9mm/
129 g
1334x750
resolution/326
pixel per inch/
8mp/f 2.2
4.7
1810mAh/
3.82V/
6.91Whr
64 bit/ 1GB of
ram
16,64,128 GB
3-axis gyro,
accelerometer,
ambient light
sensor

Storage
Fingerprint home
button

List the major flaws and major successes of the product.


It has broken sales records in the iPhone history.
It

Identify any refinements that might enhance the products usefulness.


Consider material choice, manufacturing methods, safety, durability, usability.

Fingerprint scanner
Camera
Brand
Display

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The following rubric will be used to assess your
Category
Below Target
The student makes
an unreasonable
Prediction
prediction concerning
how the product
should operate.
The student makes
unreasonable
observations
Observation
concerning how the
product was
designed.
The student
disassembles the
Disassembly
product and records
how some of the
parts work.
The student sketches
and records
information about
Analysis
some of the parts,
their sizes, and how
they are designed
and work.
The student
reassembles the
product and records
Testing
some observations
concerning
performance.
The student
assembles a
notebook containing
some of the
documentation from
the procedures
Documentation
above.

extension activity:
At Target
The student makes a
reasonable prediction
concerning how the
product should
operate.
The student makes
reasonable
observations
concerning how the
product was
designed.
The student
disassembles the
product and records
how many of the
parts work.
The student sketches
and records
information about
most of the parts,
their sizes, and how
they are designed
and work.
The student
reassembles the
product and records
observations
concerning
performance.
The student
assembles a
notebook containing
all the
documentation from
the procedures
above.

Above Target
The student makes
accurate predictions
concerning how the
product should
operate.
The student makes
accurate
observations
concerning how the
product was
designed.
The student
disassembles the
product and records
how all of the parts
work.
The student sketches
and records
information about all
of the parts, their
sizes, and how they
are designed and
work.
The student expertly
reassembles the
product and records
detailed observations
concerning
performance.
The student
assembles a
notebook containing
all the
documentation from
the procedures
above. Additionally,
the student includes
schematics, lists, and
recommendations for
refinements and
upgrades.

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Technology, Third Edition/
Technology, Engineering, and Design