Engineering Physics – I don’t want to flog a dead horse with the 3D printing, but it is what we’ve been working with… Here is a collection of the different laser holder designs that the students made.
There are fairly large flaws in all of them, mostly because I didn’t give them all the info they needed to design a fully functioning holder. In general they made a housing for the laser, but there is nothing in the design of the housings that makes them, in turn, good for holding! And to be honest, I didn’t really want to go down that road. I just wanted them to have some experience with mechanical design and modeling, which worked out. If this course runs again next year, I have many ideas on how to improve this project and have it work more seamlessly with the cart launcher that preceded it. More to come!