For the fourth assignment you will have two tasks – but you can join them together.
The first task is to create the first model of your object. Choose the highest priority, and create a model (CAD or physical mockup) that implements a satisfying solution to this requirement. Choose your method of implementation in respect to your goal. For example, if your important goal is to make a challenging mechanism, your model need to face that and you need to be able to explain how it can be fabricated. However, if your important design goal is aesthetic one, you should focus on visualization when creating your virtual model.
The second task is to use your favorite CAD tool to model yours – or a colleague’s – project.
As we mentioned, feel free to combine the two tasks together. However, if you prefer not to use CAD in your first modeling task, you will still need to do the CAD exercise.
Due: Thursday, March 8, 2012 for class.