Be creative and come up with a project idea of your own. The major factor is time – you have only 3 weeks to complete the project.

# Monthly Archives: October 2012

# Explore some of the more advanced features of MatLab or SolidWorks.

Explore some of the more advanced features of MatLab or SolidWork in some creative way.

# Build a virtual model of a 3-D world and use MatLab to “fly” through it.

Build a virtual model of a 3-D world and use MatLab to “fly” through it.

# Control a SolidWorks model from MATLAB.

Try to control a SolidWorks model from MATLAB. I’ve never done this so some initial research will be necessary to make sure it is feasible.

# Model fluid flow in SolidWorks.

Try to model fluid flow in SolidWorks. I’ve never done this, so some initial research will be necessary to see if it is feasible.

# Make some other robots with servos…

Make some other robots with servos…

# Control robot with wii nunchuck

Attach a joystick (or use a wii nunchuck) to control the x,y position of your robot.

# Try a previous E5 mini project – a robotic laser pointer.

Go to E5 web page from 2009 and see description of project (Lab 7). Inverse kinematics is described in lecture 8.