Mechanical Design, Machine Design

:sparkles: Updated for 2021 evaluation standards!

Mechanical Design (part 1 of 2)

  • Group assignment:

    • Design a machine that includes mechanism + actuation + automation
    • Build the mechanical parts and operate it manually.
    • Document the group project
  • Individual assignment:

    • Document your individual contribution.

Machine Design (part 2 of 2)

  • Group assignment:

    • Actuate and automate your machine.
    • Document the group project
  • Individual assignment:

    • Document your individual contribution.

Learning outcomes

  • 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

Have you answered these questions?

  • Documented the machine building process to the group page
  • Documented your individual contribution to this project on your own website
  • Linked to the group page from your individual page as well as from group page to your individual pages
  • Shown how your team planned and executed the project (Group page)
  • Described problems and how the team solved them (Group page)
  • Listed future development opportunities for this project (Group page)
  • Included your design files (Group page)
  • Optionally included an aprox. 1 min video (1920x1080 HTML5 MP4) + slide (1920x1080 PNG) (Group page)

FAQ

Do we have to design new boards for this?

Answer: No. You can use the gestalt or other existing commercial boards.

I'm the only student in the lab, can I complete the assignment by building the machine alone?

Answer: No. You need to collaborate with someone. This is a team effort.

Answer: Optimal size of the group is three to five students per machine building project.

Can we use off-the-shelf software?

Answer: Yes.


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