Rice Transplanter

This rice transplanter selects seedlings from the hopper and plants them into the ground using a four-bar linkage designed by Mark Plecnik.

5SS Spatial Steering Linkage

Mark Plecnik designed this spatial 5SS steering linkage to increase the track and increase the camber as the vehicle turns.

MechGen 2

Mechanism Generator 2.0 (MechGen 2)

We have a trial version of our Mechanism Generator 2.0 software available. MechGen 2 reads five task positions of a moving part in SolidWorks and generates a set of linkages that approximate the positions within specified tolerances. An animation previewer shows how each linkage moves. Select one and MechGen 2 generates the solid model of the linkage.  

This is the result of excellent work by Alex Arredondo and Kaustubh Sonawale.

This video demonstrates the operation of MechGen 2:

2011 UCI Fall Design Review

400 seniors in majors across UCI’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering presented posters describing over 70 senior projects. Over 140 volunteers from Engineering student clubs set-up, cooked, served, and cleaned-up the BBQ in UCI’s Engineering Plaza.