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Month: June, 2010

2010 Formula SAE California

17 June, 2010 (05:24) | Automotive Information, Student Projects | By: Prof. McCarthy

The Formula SAE California collegiate race car engineering competition opened June 16, 2010 at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA. Student built racecars from all over the world can be seen in photos from this first day of the event. Here is a link to photos of the first day and a link to the 2010 event guide

Pictures from Day 2 can be found at the SAE SoCal facebook page.

PIctures from Day 3 are now available as the Facebook album.

The results are available at the link FSAE California results.

Autonomous Table Soccer at UCI

16 June, 2010 (13:40) | Student Projects | By: Prof. McCarthy

The student project for UCI’s MAE 106 mechanical systems laboratory uses a pneumatic kicker to deflect two balls away from its own goal and push them toward the opponents goal.
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Theo Jansen’s site

11 June, 2010 (06:18) | Linkage Animations | By: Prof. McCarthy

My link to a video of Theo Jansen’s walking machines seems unreliable, so it is best to go directly to the source: Theo Jansens Strandbeest site

You can access his videos on the page: film

For example, this video is available:

Technical information for mechanical components

11 June, 2010 (05:55) | Engineering Data | By: Prof. McCarthy

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Stock Drive Products Logo

Stock Drive Products has an array of downloadable catalogs with technical information for a range of mechanical components.  See the link: Stock Drive Products Catalogs