Link-Share, Multi-university Design Project

And Multimedia Design Modules

 

Introduction

Background

One part of the Link-Share project under the Gateway Engineering Education Coalition at Ohio State involved two subprojects for the 2000-2001 academic year.  The first was a multi-university senior design project that included Ohio State, Wright State, and Sinclair Community College.  The second subproject involved the development of design modules that could be used to supplement lectures in a senior design project or an introductory CAD/CAM course

 

On the multi-university design project, we worked with a combined team of approximately 15 students and three faculty members to develop a robotic arm aid for a wheelchair.  This was the fifth year that OSU has worked on this project, and we believe that this year's effort was the most successful.  The students produced an arm that was mounted on a wheelchair, and they developed a control strategy that is adaptable to paraplegics and some quadriplegics.  They also developed methods for dramatically cutting the costs of running the project. 

 

During the year, we worked with a combined team of approximately 15 students and three faculty members to develop a robotic arm aid for a wheelchair.  This was the fourth year that OSU has worked on this project, and we believe that this year's effort was the most successful.  The students produced an arm that was mounted on a wheelchair for the first time, and they developed a control strategy that is more adaptable to paraplegics and some quadriplegics.  They also developed methods for dramatically cutting the costs of running the project. 

 

For the last five years, we have worked on a set of teaching modules for two courses as part of the Gateway project.  The first course deals with concurrent design and the second deals with project design.  The modules involve a complete set of Power Point slides in addition to “notes” pages for the slides.  Several instructors at Ohio State have used these modules, and we believe that they are good enough for people to use with very little alteration.  We have recently experimented with making a few of the modules autonomous or semi-autonomous.  For this, an audio overlay is provided with each slide, and the slides can be advanced manually or in a timed fashion.  When the slides are advanced manually, the instructor can add points to the narration to customize the lecture.  Alternatively, the instructor can simply advance the slides and answer questions at the end.  We have used the modules in both the manual mode where the instructor lectures using the slides as a visual aid and in the semi-autonomous mode where the instructor simply advances the slides and answers questions at the end.  When we have surveyed the students, they have indicated that both modes could be equally effective.

 

Purpose

The purpose of distributing this Compact Disk is to provide a repository of the electronic documentation developed as part of the Multi-university project and for advanced design and manufacturing courses.

Content

The Link-Share folder contains the following main folders:

·        Native File Folder,

·        Web File Folder, and

Start file.

Content

The Native File Folder contains one folder and one file:

·        PowerPoint Design-Mfg. Modules (Folder)

·        Multi-university Project Group Report for 2001-2002 (Word File)

Content

The Web File Folder currently holds the HTML version of the native files. 

·        To browse the Design Manufacturing Modules, please read the documentation first and then follow the links at the bottom

·        Read Multi-university Project Group Report for 2001-2002

 

Navigation through the PowerPoint Folder

Introduction

The PowerPoint folder contains 12 PowerPoint presentations.  These can be used as lecture supplements or for self-contained lectures as explained above

PowerPoint Folder

This folder contains 12 PowerPoint files and one Readme file in MS Word:

 

1.      Form Synthesis-1

2.      Form Synthesis-2

3.      Machines

4.      Traditional Machining

5.      Plastics & IJ

6.      Rapid Prototyping

7.      Creativity

8.      Design Process

9.      Ethics

10. Reverse Engineering

11. Safety, Etc.

12. Jigs & Fixtures

13. Readme (Word)

References and Supporting Materials

·        For supporting material that complement the content of the CD , please consult the web pages for ME 564 and ME 683.  These can be accessed through the web page for Mechanical Engineering at The Ohio State University

·        http://rclsgi.eng.ohio-state.edu/courses/

 

Contact

For any question relating to the Link-Share Program, please feel free to contact:

Dr. G. L. Kinzel at kinzel.1@osu.edu