Location: Hunt Library A5 and Hunt computer cluster (basement)
Instructor: Susan Finger, firstname.lastname@example.org
TAs: Chelsea Chen (weiqiaoc@andrew) and Noel Lau (noell@andrew).
Download link for SolidWorks. Warning: together the CDs take up more than 10 gig. The serial number is in the readme file. You can also purchase the CDs from the CMU computer store for $25.00. The license is good for one year.
Featured material: wood
|Overview of the micro course (presentation)
1a-Setting Up SolidWorks
1b-SolidWorks 2.5D Parts
1c-Creating DXF Files
Intro to the Laser Cutter (presentation)
|Sign up for fire extinguisher training.
Upload SolidWorks and DXF files of personalized keyfob. Upload image of completed keyfob.
Featured material: acrylic
|Creating 3D parts (presentation)
Kerf and Joinery (presentation)
Working with Acrylic (presentation)
3-Assemblies configurations, assemblies, mates, trim tool, offset
|Upload SolidWorks and DXf files for Mickey Mouse and Heart puzzle. Upload images of completed parts.
Submit Project proposal
Featured material: cardboard and paper
|4-Equations equations; making 3D shapes
Reference: Laser cut enclosure design
||Thingiverse and Pinterest
Pepakura for paper craft
In-class design project
|Design and manufacture a project of your choosing
LaserCut for Rabbit Laser
Laser Cutter Info
- Operating instructions for our laser cutters.
- Suggested speeds and power settings for various materials.
- Rabbit Laser makes our laser cutters. Here is the software manual.
- Material Safety Data Sheet: Cast Acrylic
Susan Finger adapted from Dave Touretzky’s material