Dates: March 25, 26, April 1, and 2, 2017
Time: 3:00 PM to 5:50 PM
Location: Hunt Library A5 and Hunt computer cluster (basement)
Instructor: Susan Finger, firstname.lastname@example.org
TAs: Chelsea Chen (weiqiaoc@andrew) and Penelope Ackerman (packerma@andrew).
Download link for SolidWorks. Warning: together the CDs take up more than 10 gig. The serial number is in the readme file. To process the iso files, you need an application like Daemon Tools that will create a virtual CD drive from which you can install the software. You can also purchase the CDs from the CMU computer store for $25.00. The license is good for one year.
If you are on the waitlist and want to join the Piazza discussion, sign up here
|Saturday, March 25
Featured material: wood
SolidWorks Part 1a: Getting started
SolidWorks Part 1b: Features, sketches, dimensions, relations, text
|Sign up for fire extinguisher training.
Cut a personalized key fob
|Sunday, March 26
Featured material: acrylic
|SolidWorks Part 2: construction geometry, symmetry||Mickey Mouse and Dinosaur puzzle|
|Saturday, April 1
Featured material: paper
|Kerf and Joinery
SolidWorks Part 3: configurations, assemblies, mates, trim tool, offset
Reference: Laser cut enclosure design
|Heart puzzle pieces
Start on project
|Sunday, April 2
Featured material: cardboard
|SolidWorks Part 4: equations; making 3D shapes
3D models laser-cut sculptures
Pepakura for paper craft
In-class design project
|Design and manufacture a project of your choosing
Hand in SolidWorks files and a screen capture.
Post a picture of your assembled project to Piazza Due April 10
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
Last modified: March 25, 2017