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14/16. Mechanical Design, Machine Design

Class Week 14/16

Lesson14 mechanical design

Review13 networking and communications

Recitation07: economy

Lesson16: machine design

Review15: interface and application programming

Recitation08: education

Assignment Week 14/15

  • MECHANICAL DESIGN (week 1 of 2):

    • Make a machine, including the end effector, build the passive parts and operate it manually.
  • MACHINE DESIGN (week 2 of 2):

    • Automate your machine. Document the group project and your individual contribution.

Learning outcome

  • Work and communicate effectively in a team and independently
  • Design, plan and build a system
  • Analyse and solve technical problems
  • Recognise opportunities for improvements in the design

Student should have

  • Explained your individual contribution to this project on your own website

On the group page (linked on your Lab page), has your group:

  • Shown how your team planned and executed the project
  • Described problems and how the team solved them
  • Listed future development opportunities for this project
  • Included your design files, 1 min video (1920x1080 HTML5 MP4) + slide (1920x1080 PNG)

Class link

Class Link 2

References and resources

CNC Hardware:


Barcelona Machine Groups