Assignments will be posted here roughly weekly, with announcements to the class mailing list. They will generally be due at the beginning of class the Monday after they are assigned.
You are welcome to collaborate on assignments, but your work must be your own, and your problem sets must list your collaborators. Please hand in a physical copy of your design or print-out of any software code.
The lectures will explain methods for designing various types of mechanisms. To fulfill the assigned problems, students will use these methods to create examples and variations on these mechanism typologies.
All assignments may be fulfilled by producing either physical or virtual versions of mechanisms (student's choice). For those making physical pieces, emphasis should be on demonstrating aspects of mechanical action and transformable behavior. For those making virtual pieces (software), emphasis should be on demonstrating how computation can facilitate parametric design exploration of the mechanical typology.
Assignment Topics (follow link for detailed assignment):
See also the final project assignment.