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This course provides students with an opportunity to conceive, design and implement a product, using rapid prototyping methods and computer-aid tools. The first of two phases challenges each student team to meet a set of design requirements and constraints for a structural component. A course of iteration, fabrication, and validation completes this manual design cycle. During the second phase, each team conducts design optimization using structural analysis software, with their phase one prototype as a baseline.

Acknowledgements:
This course is made possible thanks to a grant by the alumni sponsored Teaching and Education Enhancement Program (Class of '51 Fund for Excellence in Education, Class of '55 Fund for Excellence in Teaching, Class of '72 Fund for Educational Innovation). The instructors gratefully acknowledge the financial support. The course was approved by the Undergraduate Committee of the MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 2003. The instructors thank Prof. Manuel Martinez-Sanchez and the committee members for their support and suggestions.

License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
More information at ocw.mit.edu/terms
Album art image courtesy of Anas Alfaris and Martin McBrien.

Engineering Design and Rapid Prototyping MIT

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This course provides students with an opportunity to conceive, design and implement a product, using rapid prototyping methods and computer-aid tools. The first of two phases challenges each student team to meet a set of design requirements and constraints for a structural component. A course of iteration, fabrication, and validation completes this manual design cycle. During the second phase, each team conducts design optimization using structural analysis software, with their phase one prototype as a baseline.

Acknowledgements:
This course is made possible thanks to a grant by the alumni sponsored Teaching and Education Enhancement Program (Class of '51 Fund for Excellence in Education, Class of '55 Fund for Excellence in Teaching, Class of '72 Fund for Educational Innovation). The instructors gratefully acknowledge the financial support. The course was approved by the Undergraduate Committee of the MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 2003. The instructors thank Prof. Manuel Martinez-Sanchez and the committee members for their support and suggestions.

License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
More information at ocw.mit.edu/terms
Album art image courtesy of Anas Alfaris and Martin McBrien.

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    Team M1: m-wave Power Transmission

    Team M1: m-wave Power Transmission

    The team project was to design the source of the microwave beam to power MIT Space Elevator Team's (MITSET) robotic climber.

    • 26 min
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    Team M2: Rectenna Design

    Team M2: Rectenna Design

    The team project was to design a rectenna system to convert microwaves into DC to power the MIT Space Elevator Team's (MITSET) robotic climber.

    • 23 min
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    Team M4: Mechanical Climber (Weight)

    Team M4: Mechanical Climber (Weight)

    The team project was to reduce the weight of the roller assembly so as to increase our Power Beaming competition score and to decrease the amount of power that needs to be supplied in order for the MIT Space Elevator Team's climber to climb the ribbon.

    • 21 min
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    Team V1: Body Design (Door, Windshield)

    Team V1: Body Design (Door, Windshield)

    The team project was to design and implement a method for the driver to enter and exit the Assisted Human Powered Vehicle (AHPV), and to create a windshield that affords the driver more visibility.

    • 27 min
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    Team V2: Powertrain - Electric Hub Motor

    Team V2: Powertrain - Electric Hub Motor

    The team project was to design a new hub motor that meets similar high-efficiency standards of the current NGM motor but that produces a higher power. The hub motor that must fit into the existing control and power infrastructure.

    • 24 min

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