Four Bar Mechanism

For this project I analyzed the velocity and torque applied by a motor to a system of four bars. To run the analysis, I used SolidWorks. Initially, I analyzed the motion of the bar, and then evaluated the motor torque applied. Below is a plot of the motor torque, after the material was set to […]

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Arduino Controller

For this project, we were tasked with using an Arduino UNO, along with peripheral sensors of our choice, to create an Arduino “controller.” Since Arduinos are versatile for a range of uses from robotics to simple tasks, it is important to become familiar with some applications where Ardiunos can be useful. We decided a great […]

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Nichrome Wire Tool

As we continue to learn about simple circuitry, we were tasked with creating a device which used a nichrome wire, which heats up significantly when a current is applied to it. Nichrome is used in many everyday applications, such as a toaster oven. The problem my team set out to solve was creating an ice […]

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Gasket

Gaskets are a necessary component in many mechanical applications. Within a car engine, there are many instances of gaskets used (i.e. head gaskets, valve cover gaskets, etc.). Although modern machining processes can be extremely precise, when machining a surface that is seemingly smooth, there are always surface indentations and imperfections that make it impossible to […]

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Black & Decker Li2000 Screwdriver Disassembly

by Ilyas Nazarov Black & Decker Li2000 Screwdriver Goal: The goal for this project was to disassemble the B&D Li2000 screwdriver in order to gain an understanding of how the internal mechanisms worked, namely the gear assembly within the gear box. During disassembly and reassembly, I also took note of DFMA (Design for Manufacturing and […]

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[In Progress] Invention: No-Slosh Bottle

Below is a description of my current project: The No-Slosh Water Bottle. The initial idea stemmed from discomfort I felt when I would run with a water bottle. Running with a nearly full water bottle felt great, since there was little room for the water inside to slosh around. However, as I drank more water, […]

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