ETSC 265 Three-Dimensional Modeling
(Using SolidWorks)
Winter Quarter 2018  (updated Monday 3/26/18)
 
End of the Quarter

Your Final Design Projects have been evaluated and your quarter grades have been posted.  The project that was judged to be the best by your fellow students was from Dustin Braun and his Super Charger in the image slide show below.  Images of all the projects  can be found in the Gallery and the Final Design Projects section below. 

The winner of the Revolved Feature Image Contest is Dennis Fedorchuk with his "Bottles" with an average score of 9.73 out of 10 points possible.  Second Place, with 9.08 points, "Punch Bowl" by Dustin Braun and Third Place, with 9.05 points, "Star Glass" by Gizan Gando.
These images with credits are available in the Gallery section below. 

Congratulations to those that passed the recent CSWA exam.  Your names and certificates are included on the CWU CSWA Hall of Fame Page.   14 took the exam with 11 passing for a 79% pass rate.  Of those that passed 4 (or 36%) got a perfect score of 100%! 

I hope you have a great break and look for emails on the April 25th YSWUG meeting at CWU over the next few weeks.  These meetings are technically informative and a great way to network with regional manufacturers.
 

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Class Support
Information
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Weekly
Links
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Syllabus
in Adobe pdf format
Class Schedule
in Adobe pdf format
CAD Lab Schedule
In Adobe pdf format
Grade Sheet
In MS Excel format
Resource Page
In HTML format with images
Instructional Videos
Links to video web pages
The Gallery is
a collection of
outstanding class
designs
 
 

 
 

 
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Week 1 Announcements:

Come to the first class of Week 2 prepared by modeling the Class Design Projects listed in this section below.

Link to Wednesday's Power Point Presentation named A Short History of CAD, Computer Aided Design.

Getting Started:

Download your SolidWorks software, the SolidWorks Student Edition, check the links and procedures on the Student Resources web page.  Every student enrolled in a SolidWorks course can download a student version of the software for their own personal use, with limitations of course. 

And as a backup, and for your convenience, the CAD Labs HT118 and HT120 are available everyday except for Saturdays, check the schedule the class room doors.

This week's videos can be found on the Instructional Video Page in the Week 1 section.  Week 1 means that you need to view, practice and understand these videos before the start of Week2.

Below is a section describing your Class Design Project for this week.  By the beginning of Week 2 have the Week 1 Class Design Project completed and ready to send in.

Think about your Final Design Project, it will serve as your final evaluation for the quarter, and you'll be judged by your peers.  It's a design of your choosing (within reason).  Submit a Final Design Project Proposal at the beginning of class on Wednesdy of Week 2.  Click on the above link for more information.

There will be a Weekly Design Evaluation (WDE) on Wednesday of Week 2 based on Week 1's Instructional Video content and the Class Design Projects listed below.
 

In Class Demonstrations:

  • The Sarrus Mechanism (in class) 
Week 1 - Class Design Projects (click on the linked images below):
  • Wooden Plate                                                   - 
  • Junction Box                    - 
  • Switch Plate                     - 
  • Top Plate Cover               - 
Week 1 Instructional Videos, click here
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Week 2:

New projects for Week 2 have all been posted, see the images and links below.

By the next WDE - view the instructional videos for Week 2 and complete the Week 2 Class Design Projects as listed below.

The requirements for your first part of your FDP is described below. 

 
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Weekly Design Evaluation (WDE) details (Wednesday - 4 items):
  • Terminology Comprehension Section (TCS) (short answer, multiple choice, True False questions) (20pts) this wil be an in class evaluation at the beginning of class.  Hand this in before the CDS in class section section at the instructor's desk.
  • Class Design Section (CDS) (20pts)
    • Part 1 (10pts) one of the parts from last week's Class Design Projects. This is to be emailed to me at the beginning of class.
      • Units, 2 digits after decimal, Material (1pt)
      • Origin location, orientation, correct planes (1pt)
      • Fully defined sketches with dimensions, model integrity (1pt)
      • Extrude, Feature Fillet, Shell, Extrude Cut for holes (0.5 pts each)
      • Rename your features (2pts)
      • Mass and Center of Mass (2pts)
      • Extras and errors
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    • Part 2 (10pts) new part to be modeled in class.  This is to completed in the time left after the TCS section and is emailed to me by 2:45pm.  Hand in the markup at 2:45pm at the instructor's podium.
      • Units millimeters, 2 digits after decimal, Material (1pt)
      • Origin location, orientation, correct planes (1pt)
      • Fully defined sketches with dimensions, model integrity (1pt)
      • Rename your features ... (2pts)
      • Extrudes (3), Feature Fillet, Shell, Extrude Cut for holes (4) (3pts)
      • Mass and Center of Mass (see drawing) (2pts)
      • Extras and errors

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  • Final Design Section (FDS) (10pts)
    • Final Design Project Proposal, printed and due before the beginning of class on Wednesday at the instructor's desk.
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Class Design Projects (click on the linked images below): 
 
  • Square Tubing                                                 - 
  • Perpendicular Linkage                                     - 
  • Magnetic Hook                                                 - 
  • Magnetic Hook Sketch Details                                                      - 
  • Offset Block                                                     - 
  • Offset Block Sketch Details                                                          - 
Final Design Project (FDP) requirements: 
  • Start your first part
    • Include material
    • Units, ANSI dimensioning standard, 2 digits after decimal for MMGS, 3 units for IPS
    • Orientation, Symmetry
    • Fully defined sketches with dimensions
    • At least 4 Features or a complicated sketch
    • Rename your Features
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Week 2 Instructional Videos, click here
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Week 3:

Complete your projects from Week 2, and start your FDP with your first part, in preparation for your Weekly Design Evaluation (WDE) on Friday.
 

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Weekly Design Evaluation (WDE) details (Friday - 4 items):
  • Terminology Comprehension Section (TCS) (short answer, multiple choice, True False questions) (20pts) this wil be an in class evaluation at the beginning of class.  Hand this in before the CDS in class section section at the instructor's desk.
  • Class Design Section (CDS) (30pts)
    • Part 1 (10pts) one of the parts from last week's Class Design Projects. This is to be emailed to me at the beginning of class.
      • Units in ..., ANSI dimensioning standard, 3 digits after decimal, Material (1pt)
      • Origin location, orientation, correct planes (1pt)
      • Fully defined sketches with dimensions, model integrity (1pt)
      • Extrude, Features, Feature Fillet, (0.5 pts each)
      • Rename your features (1pt)
      • Mass and Center of Mass (3pts)
      • Errors and Extras
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    • Part 2 (20pts) The Dowel Clip - Modeled in class.  This is to be emailed to me at the end of class.
      • Units IPS, 3 digits after decimal, ANSI dimensioning standard, Material (2pts)
      • Origin location, orientation, correct planes (1pt)
      • Fully defined sketches with dimensions, model integrity (2pts)
      • Features – Base, Dowel Cuts, Side Cuts, Base Plate Extension, Back Tab, Hole Wizard, Fillet (0.5 pts each) (3pts)
      • Base Plate Extension – corner rectangle, no dimensions (1pt)
      • Back Tab Thin Feature, Convert Entities (On Edge Sketch Relation) no dimensions (1pt) Extrude Thin Feature (1pt)
      • Hole Wizard, 2 dimensions on one point only, use centerlines and symmetric relations to fully define the other points (1pt)
      • Color your part (1pt)
      • Rename your features (2pts)
      • Mass and Center of Mass (4pts), 4 digits after the decimal (1pt)
      • Extras and errors

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  • Final Design Section (FDS) (10pts)
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    • Start your first part
      • Include material
      • Units, ANSI dimensioning standard, 2 digits after decimal for MMGS, 3 units for IPS
      • Orientation, Symmetry
      • Fully defined sketches with dimensions
      • At least 4 Features or a complicated sketch
      • Rename your Features
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Class Design Projects (click on the linked images below): 
  • Sarrus Base Plate                          - 
  • Sarrus Pin                                      - 
  • Sarrus Wheel Mount                       - 
  • Sarrus Hinge Plate                           - 
  • Sarrus Push Rod                              - 
  • Sarrus Wheel                                    - 
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Week 3 Instructional Videos, click here
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Week 4:

Complete your projects from Week 3, and continue with your  FDP with three parts, in preparation for your Weekly Design Evaluation (WDE) on Friday.

More information below.
 

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Weekly Design Evaluation (WDE) details (Friday - 5 items):
  • Terminology Comprehension Section (TCS) (short answer, multiple choice, True False questions) (20pts) this wil be an in class evaluation at the beginning of class.  Hand this in before the CDS in class section section at the instructor's desk.
  • Class Design Section (CDS) (30pts)
    • Out of Class Design Project – the “  ” - 10 points total - This is to be completed and handed in at the beginning of class at 1pm.  Hand in the markup at 3pm at the instructor’s desk.
      • Units in inches, ANSI dimensioning standard, 3 digits after decimal, Material (2pts)
      • Origin location, orientation, correct planes (1pt)
      • Fully defined sketches with dimensions, model integrity (2pts)
      • Arcs, Lines or Style Spline, Extrude, Revolved Boss/Base, Feature Fillet (0.5 pts each)
      • Rename your features (1pt)
      • Minimum and maximum allowable diameters (2pts)
      • Errors and Extras
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    • In Class Design Project – The “Meter Cap Housing” - 20 points total - This is to be completed in the time left after the TCS section and emailed to me by 2:45pm.  Hand in the markup at 2:45pm at the instructor's desk.
      • Units MMPS, 2 digits after decimal, ANSI dimensioning standard, Material (3pts)
      • Origin location, orientation, correct planes (2pts)
      • Fully defined sketches with dimensions, model integrity (2pts)
      • Features – Revolved Base, Back Split, Back Shell, Back Tab, Back Tab Tapped Hole (Wizard), Back Tab Pattern, Front Button Cut, Front Button Pattern, Front Slot Cuts, (0.5 pts each) (4pts)
      • Color your part RGB - 220, 230, 50 (1pt)
      • Rename your features (2pts)
      • Mass and Center of Mass (5pts), 4 digits after the decimal (1pt)
      • Extras and errors


      Click on the image below

  • Final Design Section (FDS) (10pts)
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    • FDP Project - 20 points total, Continue with your design, 3 parts this week (I will grade the most complex of them at 10 points each)
      • Include material
      • Units, ANSI dimensioning standard, 2 digits after decimal for MMGS, 3 units for IPS
      • Orientation, Symmetry
      • Fully defined sketches with dimensions
      • At least 4 Features or a complicated sketch
      • Rename your Features
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Class Design Projects (click on the linked images below): 
  • Cabinet Door with Sweeps                           - 
  • Sarrus Hinge Plate with Configurations        - 


Week 4 Instructional Videos, click here
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Week 5:

Complete your projects from Week 4, and continue with your FDP (20 points FDP Score), in preparation for your Weekly Design Evaluation (WDE) on Friday.

Work on your Revolved Image part and image - and start your FDP assembly model while working on the Sarrus Mechanism Assembly by way of the Week 5 Instructional Video Page

Our next class will meet on Friday February 9th at the usual time.  We will have our WDE for the Revolved Feature Photo Real Image Contest.   Information in the Week 6 section below.
 

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Weekly Design Evaluation (WDE) details (Friday - 4 items):
  • Terminology Comprehension Section (TCS) (short answer, multiple choice, True False questions) (20pts) this wil be an in class evaluation at the beginning of class.  Hand this in before the CDS in class section section at the instructor's desk.
  • Class Design Section (CDS) - 30 points total
    • Out of Class Design Project – the “  ” - 10 points total - This is to be completed and handed in at the beginning of class at 1pm.  Hand in the markup at 3pm at the instructor’s desk.
      • Units in inches, ANSI dimensioning standard, 3 digits after decimal, Material EPDM (1pt)
      • Origin location, orientation, correct planes (1pt)
      • Fully defined sketches with dimensions, model integrity (1pt)
      • Sweep sketch path, Sweep sketch profile, Side Sweep, Top Plane2, Bottom Loft (0.5 pts each) (2pts)
      • Rename your features (1pt), Rename your profile and path sketches (2pts)
      • Color your part (1pt)
      • Mass Properties (2pts)
      • Errors and Extras
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    • In Class Design Project – The “Dispenser Handle” - 20 points total - This is to be completed in the time left after the TCS section and emailed to me by 2:45pm.  Hand in the markup at 2:45pm at the instructor's desk.
      • Units MMPS, 2 digits after decimal, ANSI dimensioning standard, Material (2pts)
      • Origin location, orientation, correct planes (2pts)
      • Fully defined sketches with dimensions, model integrity (2pts)
      • Features – Boundary Boss/Base, Linear Sketch Pattern, Shell, Sweep Boss/Base, Fillet,
      • parate Body Extrude, Extrude up to Next, Extruded Cuts.(0.5 pts each) (4pts)
      • Color your part RGB - 245, 63, 10, add appearance (2pts)
      • Rename your features (2pts)
      • Mass and Center of Mass (6pts), 3 digits after the decimal
      • Extras and errors
      To be completed and sent by midnight - Monday - February 5th 
  • Dispenser Handle Drawing                    - 
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  • FDS Section on your FDP - 20 points via the FDP Score as described in class.
    • Include material
    • Units, ANSI dimensioning standard, 2 digits after decimal for MMGS, 3 units for IPS
    • Orientation, Symmetry
    • Fully defined sketches with dimensions
    • Rename your Features
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Class Design Projects (click on the linked images below): 
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Week 5 Instructional Videos, click here
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Week 6:

Complete your projects from Week 5, and continue with your FDP in preparation for your Weekly Design Evaluation (WDE) on Friday.

Our next class will meet on Friday February 9th at the usual time.  We will have our WDE for the Revolved Feature Part Photo Real Image Contest.  Information below.
 

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Weekly Design Evaluation (WDE) details (Friday - 4 items):
 
  • Terminology Comprehension Section (TCS) none this week
  • Class Design Section
    • Click on the following link for the Week 6 WDE
      • Print the first page as a single sheet, sign your name 
      • Print 6 copies of the the second page, sign your name on each sheet (or you won't get a grade) 
      • Go the following link to vote on each image: Revolved Feature Part - Photo Real Image contest
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Class Design Projects:
  • Various Instructional Video lessons from Week 6 will be applied to your FDP as a portion of your Week 7 WDE including the "Pack and Go" function plus the following:
    • The Rib Feature
    • Embossed or debossed Sketch "Text"
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  • The Magnet Hook will be featured again this time in an assembly as a portion of your Week 7 WDE.  You will need to create a new magnet part and a hook using a 3D sketch path in a sweep feature.

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  • Image contest for the HP Fusion printer part sample:  Instead of having a modeling contest for the HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printed part sample, I believe that a more fair assessment would be to have each of you prepare a photo real image of your best FDP part that you would like to send to HP's Fusion printer.  I will post them in the gallery below and we will vote on the best two parts for the Multi Jet Fusion 3D printer part samples.  To provide an equal playing field, for the image contest, we will all use the "Factory Floor" background scene (as shown above) - but include everything else to enhance the image including appearances, colors and lights.  We also have to act quickly on this since deadlines are apporaching and there are limitations on participation.
    • Participation is voluntary
    • 800 x 600 pixels, or the image will not get posted
    • Submit images to me by Thursday at midnight.
    • Rules and limitations for the part can be found at the following website: HP Multi Jet Fusion printer sample
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Week 6 Instructional Videos, click here.
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Weeks 7 & 8:

SolidWorks drawings, as a means of Technical Communications, are the theme for this week and next.  Information on this can be found in this section and through lectures on the Week 7 and Week 8  Instructional Video pages.  This content will evaluated on the Week 9 WDE - now on Wednesday of Week 9.

We will be covering the Spur Gear Design Project and will be getting started on SolidWorks drawings using your FDP parts and assemblies this week and next.

Information on your Spur Gear Design Project is below. 
 

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Weekly Design Evaluation (WDE) details (Friday):
  • Terminology Comprehension Section (TCS) (short answer, multiple choice, True False questions) (20pts) this wil be an in class evaluation at the beginning of class.  Hand this in before the CDS in class section section at the instructor's desk.

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  • Class Design Section
    • Click on the following link for the Week 7 WDE
      • Print both pages, front and back or two separate pages, no staples, sign your name both sheets 
    • Magnet Hook Body Modification - Drawing-
    • Magnet Hook - SS Hook - Drawing            -
  • FDS Section on your FDP - 40 points via the FDP Score as described in class.
Class Design Projects (click on the linked images below): 
  • Spur Gear Design (calculations due Monday       -
-Spur Gear Design Project Instructional Video                       -
  • Some Instructional Video lessons from Weeks 7 and 8 will be applied to your FDP as a portion of your Week 9 WDE.
Week 7 Instructional Videos, click here. 
Week 8 Instructional Videos, click here. 
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Week 9:

SolidWorks drawings, as a means of Technical Communications, is the theme for the balance of the quarter as you finish up your FDP project and project drawings. 

Complete your projects from Weeks 7 and 8, and continue with your FDP in preparation for your Weekly Design Evaluation (WDE) now on Wednesday.
 

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Weekly Design Evaluation (WDE) (Wednesday):
 
  • Terminology Comprehension Section (TCS) (short answer, multiple choice, True False questions) (20pts) this wil be an in class evaluation at the beginning of class.  Hand this in before the CDS in class section section at the instructor's desk.
  • Class Design Section
    • Click on the following link for the Week 9 WDE Checklist
      • Print both pages, 1 and 2, front to back, sign your name both sides
        • Hand this in before by 2:45 pm at the instructor's desk.
    • Sarrus Wheel - Wheel Part drawing           -
    • Sarrus Wheel - Wheel Hub drawing           -
    • Sarrus Wheel - Wheel Assembly                -
  • FDS Section on your FDP - 60 points via the FDP Score as described in class.
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Class Design Projects:
     
  • Information on making a selection for the SolidWorks toolbar, application or function that you wish to demonstrate to the class as a portion of your FDP presentation during the class final. 
    • (click on the image for more information)
  • Information on Dimensioning Precision and Tolerancing Strategies
    • (click on the image for more information)
Week 9 Instructional Videos on GD&T, click here.


 
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Week 10:

This week's WDE will be on Wednesday evaluating a preliminary set of drawings of your Final Design Project.  Plus the usual TCS.  Details below.  WDE drawings are due Wednesday before  1pm, printing during class will result in a 50% markdown.

Procedures for printing your drawings, including your Cover Sheet in color, is available on the Resource Page
 

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Weekly Design Evaluation (WDE) (Wednesday):
 
  • Terminology Comprehension Section (TCS) (short answer, multiple choice, True False questions) (20pts) this wil be an in class evaluation at the beginning of class.  Hand this in before the CDS in class section section at the instructor's desk.
  • Class Design Section
    • Click on the following link for the Week 10 WDE Checklist
      • Print both pages, 1 and 2, front to back, sign your name both sides
        • Hand this in before by 1pm at the instructor's desk.
  • A sample drawing set for your Week 10 WDE of your FDP (using the Sarrus Mechanism and parts as a substitute).  Cover page, assembly page with Exploded View, Balloons and BOM and a part drawing with dimensioning and GD&T items.  Print per the specifications on the Student Resources page.

Class Design Projects:

  • Sample Certified SolidWorks Associates (CSWA) exam will be on Wednesday, 3/8/18 as a portion of the Week 10 WDE.  Information can be found here: CSWA exam information. 
  • The Certified SolidWorks Associates (CSWA) exam is on Saturday 3/10/18 at 10am in the CAD lab HT120.  Information on what you need to do before the exam and other important information is available here: CSWA exam information.  Exam starts promptly at 10am, any late comers will have to wait until spring quarter to take the exam again. 
Week 10 Instructional Videos, on Exploded Configuration and Drawing, click here.


 
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Finals Week:

Information on your Final Design Project - including information on your FDP score, drawings, presentation and peer evaluation is available below. 

Show up to the Final at 11:30 on Tuesday March 13th so we can get the instructor's computer loaded with your files and so we can get started early in the event we run over.
 

- I will be evaluating the following items:
  • Send pdf drawing files before the Final Presentations
  • Send FDP Assembly zip file before the Final Presentations
  • Send Final Presentation materials before the Final Presentations
  • Hand in Printed drawings before the Final Presentations
  • Hand in the Week 10 marked up drawings before the Final Presentations
  • Hand in this printed Final Design Project Evaluation checklist before the Final Presentations
  • Hand in FDP Peer Evaluation booklet at the end of the Final Presentations
Late items evaluated at 50% or not at all.

All evaluated materials (drawings and the re-sorted and re-stapled FDP Peer Evaluation booklets) will be placed in the "Box" for pick up later during Finals week or early next quarter.


 
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DESIGN GALLERY

A collection of outstanding renderings of student projects as demonstrated by this class.
Click on the following links:



Student Final Design Project Image Gallery 

BEST IN SHOW
The best project as judged by the class 
Dustin Braun with his "Super Charger" 

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Second place - Kris Angus "Ford 351W Racing Engine" 

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Third Place - Kelson Mills "KELPIE 1941 GAFF CUTTER"

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Fourth Place - Gizan Gando "The Drone" 

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Fifth Place - Chance Linarez
"LONG TRAVEL SUSPENSION KIT" 

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Sixth Place - James McPherson "Spine Arm Assembly" 

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Eric Arlt "Welding Flat Bed"

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Denis Vlasenko "The Quick Release Setup" 

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Huy Dinh "Electric Guitar" 

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Brad Hardt "THE QUADCOPTER HEXAPOD COMBO" 

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Jon Bryant "RC Car Assembly" 

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Sam Johnson "ALPHA AND OMEGA WATCHES" 

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Rosa Perez "BIKE DESIGNED AND ENGINEERED" 

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Dennis Fedorchuk "THE SUPERCUB PA 18" 

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Caleb Bryant "Step In Snowboard Bindings" 

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Collin McKenzie
"AIRLIFT PERFORMANCE AIR RIDE COMPRESSOR" 

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Carlton McDonald 
"AIRLIFT PERFORMANCE AIR RIDE SUSPENSION" 

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Ben Willis "Sterling Engine" 

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Luis Perez "Water Wheel" 

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Sean Tamngin "The Rear Differential" 

 

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Revolved Image Renderings from Week 6

Image Contest Winners as selected by the class:

First Place with 9.73 out of 10 - Bottles by: Dennis Fedorchuk

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Second Place with 9.08 out of 10 - Punch Bowl by: Dustin Braun

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Third Place with 9.05 out of 10 - Star Glass by: Gizan Gando

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Image Contest Entries, in random order:
Image 1 - Bottle by: Caleb Bryant
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Image 2 - Coffee Mug by: Ben Willis
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Image 3 - Sundae Glass: by Rosy Perez
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Image 4 - Spindle by: Jon Bryant
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Image 5 - Bottles by: Dennis Fedorchuk
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Image 6 - Star Glass by: Gizan Gando
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Image 7 - Glass Vase by: Chance Linarez
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Image 8 - Wine Glass by: James McPherson 
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Image 9 - Candle Stick by: Sean Tamngin
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Image 10 - Vase by: Luis Perez
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Image 11 - Water Bottle by: Colin McKenzie
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Image 12 - Pull Handle by: Eric Arlt
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Image 13 - Wheel by: Kelson Mills
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Image 14 - Lamp by: Huy Dinh
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Image 15 - Air Intake by: Denis Vlasenko
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Image 16 - Whiskey Decanter by: Brad Hardt
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Image 17 - Goblet by: Carlton McDonald 
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Image 18 - Punch Bowl by: Dustin Braun
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Image 19 - Wine Glass by: Payden Coffman 
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Image 20 - Wine Glass by: Samuel Johnson
 
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