Week 1, Class introduction & planning, designing final project
1. Lecture about "digital fabrication" and CAD
2. Plan and sketch a potential semester project
For the final project, I would like to fabricate "wheel without bearing." As many people are interested in micro/nano scale devices,(such as MEMS device and micro-control tech) every single parts of machine also have to be resized. In MIT, there was micro-engine projects, which was fundamentally same structure as ordinary internal combustion engine. However, there was some problem related to parts, most of them couldn't survive against high temperature, velocity condition.
I think for the micro/nano machine, we need to build totally different concept of design, mechanism, and fuel and so on. As one of this, I want to make a prototype of rotating actuator without bearing.
In order to eliminate friction problem(I think it is one of the most difficult and important thing should be considered), I want to make "hold-rotate-release" mechanism actuator.
Conceptual design of final project
Above design is first revision of prototype design for developing my idea and I will update my idea and its progress through this page...