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  • Building a Bicycle, Part 1

    To meet interesting students and find out about their projects, I suggest going to the Engineering Machine Shop, G450 SC. That is where I met Angelina Boulicault, who is taking the hand-built bicycle course, TDSN:4250, this spring. The class is described this way: “Building a bicycle frame by hand; use of CAD modeling and development of fabrication skills to create a modern-day work of art.” This series of articles will follow Angelina’s progress in designing and building her bicycle.

    February 05, 2015
  • Building a Bicycle, Part 3

    Just before spring break, I asked Angelina what she was doing in her bicycle class. In the previous article, the class was using AutoCAD 2015 to design their bikes. Here is what has happened since then:

    March 30, 2015
  • Building a Bicycle, Part 2

    When Angelina was in the fourth week of the bicycle class. I asked her what she was learning and what software she would use to design her bicycle. This image of a bicycle with parts labelled was a recent quiz; the class had to label all the parts of a bicycle.

    February 16, 2015
  • 3D Printer at Work

    Are you curious abou how a 3D printer works? Watch this video.

    October 15, 2013
  • Heart parts

    Bio-synthetic tubes to be used as stents, formed on a lathe created in the EMS.

    March 08, 2013
  • Brain gear

    The brain gear was printed from a sample file that came with the Fortus 3D printer.

    March 19, 2013
  • Blood Vessels

    A model of a 6mm x 6mm area in the human eye made on the Fortus 3D printer.

    February 19, 2013
  • Oskaloosa mammoth bones

    Bones from the Oskaloosa mammoth were scanned and printed in the 3D printer.

    January 25, 2013
  • Student projects using 3D printers

    Finals week fall 2012 meant lots of work for the 3D printer.

    December 27, 2012
  • Fortus 400 3D printer

    The Fortus 400 3D printer was calibrated and is ready to use.

    October 31, 2012