Introduction to Theoretical Kinematics, paperback on

I am pleased to report that a paperback version my book Introduction to Theoretical Kinematics: the mathematics of movement is on-line with I have updated it to reflect current terminology in Robotics and to correct all of the errors that I could identify. Please select the link Introduction to Theoretical Kinematics.

Design of Linkages to Draw Curves, GRASPLab Seminar

On May 8, 2018, I was pleased to give a seminar at the University of Pennsylvania GRASPLab:  McCarthy Seminar.

They also videotaped my lecture.  Here it is:

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 course, driver, and front wheels is excellent for understanding the challenges of this competition.

Chop Wood Carry Water on iTunes

R. W. Frost’s story Chop Wood Carry Water is now available on iTunes. Select the image to link to the iTunes Preview website.

Itunes Chop Wood Carry Water

Itunes Chop Wood Carry Water

Chop Wood Carry Water, Full Length

This is a combination of the 10 episodes of R. W. Frost’s Chop Wood Carry Water into one publication. Scroll in the window or use the page up and page down buttons at the bottom.

Fab 03 Hand tools

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



Measurements and Layouts

Metal Forming, Part 1

Metal Forming, Part 2

Cutting, Grinding and Fitting

Advanced MIG Welding

Superluminal: Chapters 1-5

Superluminal, the new book by R. W. Frost, follows David Minor’s experiences with MitsukoTek Corporation’s troublesome Satellite 9.  It is the year 2035 and a new technology has swept the globe… Here are Chapters 1 through 5.

Chapter 1 Wanting to be left alone, David finds himself caught up in something uncomfortable.

Chapter 2: David finds he has caught the interest of MitsukoTeK Corporation.

Chapter 3: More on David Minor’s uneasy relationship with MitsukoTek Corporation as he is drawn into helping their wayward Satellite 9.

Chapter 4: David finds that surpassing Siggy and Kwan to get to Satellite 9 may have real benefits.

Chapter 5: David finds Qishu to be more than he expected in Chapter 5 of R. W. Frost’s Superluminal.

(Read by scrolling the image or by using the page down and up buttons at the bottom.)

Thank you

Intro to Racecar Engineering: 20 Thank You

Smitty and Professor McCarthy say thank you!


Intro to Racecar Engineering:19 Smitty's Library

Intro to Racecar Engineering: 19 Smitty’s Library

Smitty shares his library of resources.


Intro to Racecar Engineering: 18 Team Do's

Intro to Racecar Engineering: 18 Team Do’s

Smitty shares team do’s.