Optics Prototyping

These photos are from an optics project. This lens which has the half moon cut out of it is a hot mirror. Hot mirrors reflect infrared light and allow the visible light spectrum through. We cut these with a diamond-coated end mill. We cut through this mirror at a speed of 1 inch per minute.[…]


  The Challenge mv|designlabs co-founders Brad Hughes and Jonny Hall had the idea to build a fun, interactive holiday gadget for the masses. However, the idea came late in the year, requiring the team to define, design, prototype, and launch a hardware Kickstarter campaign in less than thirty days. The Solution With such a tight timeline and[…]

CWRU Cutter

The Challenge Assemble a team of undergraduate and graduate students to design and build a prototype robot lawnmower. In six short months, the robot will be Case Western Reserve University’s entry in the Institute of Navigation’s Annual Autonomous Robot Lawnmower competition. The Outcome A team of mechanical, electrical, and software engineering students was assembled and went straight[…]