Check out these videos showing projects designed by students in ME 350 (Design & Manufacturing II) and ME 552 (Mechatronic System Design).
ME 350: Design & Manufacturing II
This is the junior level course in the ME x50 Design & Manufacturing course sequence. The goal of this course is to provide an understanding of machine design principles, mechanical and electromechanical components, and system-level integration. Emphasis is placed on applying multi-domain engineering knowledge to a practical machine design problem. The class project involves the design and construction of a golf-club swinging machine to high golf balls as far as possible. Student teams participate in a design competition at the end of term at a local driving range to show-off their machines and claim the farthest hit.
Class Video (W08)
ME 552: Mechatronic System Design
Mechatronics is the synergistic integration of mechanical design, controls, electronics and computers in the creation of high-performance machines, devices, or processes. This course is based on hands-on lab exercises, which provide extensive coverage of mechanical components, sensors, actuators, electrical drives, signal conditioning circuits, modeling and simulation tools, DAQ hardware and software, and microprocessors. A major component of the course is a hardware project, which involves designing, building, and testing of a professional-quality mechatronic system. In Fall07, student teams built full-size fully functional two-wheeled self-balancing scooters shown in the video.
Class Video (F07)