|Saturday, October 15 Featured material: wood||
Overview SolidWorks part 1: designing parts. Features, sketches, dimensions, relations.
Install Inkscape Laser cutter intro. Drawings and DXF files.
|Sign up for fire extinguisher training. Cut and assemble a personalized keychain.|
|Sunday, October 16 Featured material: acrylic||
SolidWorks part 2: construction geometry, symmetry, configurations, assemblies, mates.
Working with acrylic. Making gears and designing mechanisms.
|Two-speed manual transmission model.|
|Saturday, October 22 Featured material: paper||
Kerf and joinery SolidWorks part 3: splines, trim tool, hole wizard.. McMaster-Carr shopping. Reference: Laser-cut enclosure design.
Importing images for cutting or engraving. Stegosaurus image and Pepsi logo Help with assembly of Pocket Transmission.
|Pinwheel for Pocket Transmission.|
|Sunday, October 23 Featured material: cardboard||
SolidWorks part 4: equations; making 3D shapes. 3D models: laser-cut sculptures. Thingiverse and Pinterest. Pepakura for papercraft.
In-class design project. Visit the Morewood maker space.
|Design a puzzle (from an imported image) or cardboard structure. Hand in SolidWorks files and a screen capture. Post a picture of your assembled project to Piazza. Due Sunday Oct. 30.|