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.[…]
Check out this beautiful, integrated electromechanical assembly prototype! We designed the PCB with Altium Designer, designed the enclosure with SolidWorks, created tool paths with HSMWorks, and machined it on our Haas mill!
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 thin[…]
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[…]