Entries by Prof. McCarthy

Kinematic Synthesis of Mechanisms: A project based approach

This book is an introduction to the geometric theory used to design linkage systems that are critical components of machines ranging from vehicle suspensions to robot arms. The focus throughout is on graphical synthesis of linkages to control the movement of the legs for a walking machine. Select this link to see the Kindle Interactive […]

Chop Wood Carry Water by R. A. White

R. A. White is the author of Chop Wood Carry Water and Superluminal.  He often writes under the pseudonym R. W. Frost.  Here is his IMDB page.  He is a lecturer in the theater arts program at UCLA, and the director of the Toni Martini Variety Hour.

Smitty’s Video Lectures on Racecar Engineering

Here are Smitty’s video lectures on Introduction to Racecar Engineering assembled into one post. I am sure you will find these 20 videos to be of great value. 01 Getting Started 02 Weight and Balance 03 Strength and Stiffness 04 Chassis Design 05 Suspension Design 06 Shock Absorbers 07 More on Suspensions 08 Springs 09 Steering […]

2018 UCI Phantom FSAE Autocross

This video captures the first autocross run by Matt Clark at the 2018 FSAE Lincoln competition. If I remember correctly is was 62.7sec, just behind their earlier 61.9sec run. Matt’s second run, the final of four runs, was anticipated to be even better but there was a problem with the car. This view of the […]

Smitty’s Fabrication Training Videos

This series of training videos were prepared by Robert “Smitty” Smith to help our engineering students understand the principles of fabrication necessary for project based learning. Hand Tools Fasteners Soldering Measurements and Layouts Metal Forming, Part 1 Metal Forming, Part 2 Cutting, Grinding and Fitting Advanced MIG Welding