Lecture Notes

Lecture slides are available for most sessions. Some contain additional notes by the professor inserted after the class was taught.

SES # TOPICS NOTES
1 Course introduction, contest overview

(PDF 1 - 1.5MB)

(PDF 2) (Courtesy of MIT Electric Vehicle Team. Used with permission.)

(PDF 3) (Courtesy of Justin Negrete. Used with permission.)

2 Problem definition and design (PDF - 4.6MB)
3 Actuators – DC motors, servomotors, pneumatics (PDF)
4 Creating CAD components 1 (PDF - 1.1MB)
5 Creating CAD components 2 (PDF)
6 Mechanisms (2D kinematic analysis) (PDF - 2.0MB)
7 Creating CAD assemblies (PDF - 1.3MB)
8 Mechanisms (synthesis of 4 bar mechanisms) (PDF - 1.1MB)
9 Creating CAD assemblies 2

CAD Parts (to assemble):
SW2008 (ZIP) (This ZIP file contains: 5 .sldprt files and 1 .sldasm file),
SW2007 (ZIP) (This ZIP file contains: 5 .sldprt files and 1 .sldasm file)

10 Quiz 1
11 Creating CAD drawings Servo Mount (to draw):
SW2008/SW2007 (SLDPRT)
12 Gears – basics, terminology, involute curve Original (PDF - 1.2MB), Annotated (PDF - 1.2MB)
13 Gears – strength, gear trains Original (PDF - 1.3MB), Annotated (PDF - 1.3MB)
14 Microcontrollers Original (PDF), Annotated (PDF)
15 Lab time
16 Sensors Original (PDF), Annotated (PDF)
17 Lab time
18 Belts / chains / cams (PDF)
19 Quiz 2
20 Lab time
21 Optimization (PDF)
22 Professional ethics (PDF - 1.3MB)
23 Review of festivity procedures
24 A review of this year's machines
25 Course summary / feedback