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This Week in Section:

Students will meet in the Design Studio will have time fabricate their clocks and work on homework assignments. In addition, they will be introduced to the robot contest and robot kits.

Required Reading

Section Preparation
  • Bring your clock kits to fabricate your clock in section.
  • Robot teams will be randomly created and announced next week.
Assignments Due BEFORE the start of Section
  • [Checkoff1]: Plastic pendulum and escapement wheel cutouts
    • Bring your cut acrylic to Section! Your tutors will take a picture of your parts and will upload it to Gradescope for you.
  • [HW3a]: 3D Visualization
  • [HW3b]: Clock Intermediate Timing Analysis:
    • Theoretical point mass approximation. See Natural Frequency of a Point Mass
      • Submit online a pdf of your Excel file using the Template in the Excel Tutorial
        • One page should show numerical results.
        • Second page should show equations using named variables.
        • Third page should show your Intermediate verification. Measure the mass and estimate the center of mass of your pendulum.
    • Reminder: Next week the completed clock report is due!
  • [HW3c]: Sketching
  • [HW3d]: SolidProf Design Intent
    • Complete SolidProfessor Design Intent
    • Complete the "Review Test" at the end of the lesson. You must watch all videos for this to appear.
    • Submit online a screen shot of the "Dual Clamp Linkage" 
      • This object is tricky for some people, but it can be done in under 5 minutes. Please email CAD tutor Andrew at if it is taking you longer than 30 minutes to figure out how to start it. It's his job! You aren't bothering him at all!
      • Tip: use the mirror feature strategically, and save fillets for the end
  • [EC2]: Sketching
  • ReflectionW3: Spend a few minutes each week on this reflection form