15-394 Assignment 2: Model A Complex Mechanism
In this assignment you will choose a complex mechanism to model,
producing both a SolidWorks simulation and a physical embodiment.
Visit the 507 Movements web
site. A good collection of suitable mechanisms can be found between
numbers 90 and 140. Here's a direct link to the
start of the good stuff. You don't have to stop at number 140;
there are some good mechanisms further along as well, e.g., 222 and
Pick a mechanism that's not too simple (numbers 138 and 164 are
example of ones that are too simple).
Model the mechanism in SolidWorks and produce a rendering and a Motion
Fabricate the mechanism from laser cut cardboard and hardboard and
demonstrate that it works.
Take a picture of your mechanism and post that plus your rendering to
Hand in a zip file handin.zip containing the following:
Due date: check the class schedule.
- Your SolidWorks part and assembly files.
- Your animation file.
- Your rendering image.
- A photograph of the mechanism you made.
Grading (10 pts)