Created by : John Devitry
- Gain a better mechanical understanding of how mechanisms work and relate to machine and robot design. Prepare yourself for the first class you will take in Mechanical Engineering at University.
- Pre-requisites: SIEMENS Solid Edge Sketching Fundamentals; 3D CAD Fundamentals with SIEMENS Solid Edge; SIEMENS Solid Edge Training & Certification for Students
Robots use mechanisms to perform a rich variety of tasks and while building a robot in high school can be a lot of fun and a great learning experience, this alone will not prepare you for the introductory class in Mechanical Engineering at the University level. To move to the next level students need to understand mechanism, 3D CAD and motion. This is the foundation of Robotics design and countless other areas concerning machine design. Understanding mechanisms and how they work is a critical part of Mechanical Engineering and Design. This class takes a look at various types of mechanism used to build machines and robots.
- Students interested in 3D CAD Design, Mechanical Engineering and Robotics.
- This course is expected to help students in their basic understanding of mechanisms used in machines.
About the Instructor
John Devitry is a Research Fellow at the Center of Space Engineering – Utah State University. From 2004 – 2015 John taught the introductory classes for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at USU while also working as the CAD Administrator at Space Dynamics Laboratory – the research arm of USU.
Over the years John has developed a unique and compelling approach to teaching mechanical engineering and 3D design, introducing the concept of Conceptual Design Blending as a way to facilitate creative thinking with engineering graphics students.
Earlier is his career John worked for 3D Systems, promoting rapid prototyping and rapid tooling technologies visiting hundreds of leading design and manufacturing companies around the world. He holds 3 patents developing the product from concept to market, selling the patent rights to independent investors. John enjoys writing and has published 3 articles in BYU Studies. Education: 1986 – 1990 Brigham Young University Provo, UT. Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering