ThinkTank Development Team

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The Robotics Resource Center at WPI is designed to provide support to on-campus and off-campus activities and groups for projects and competitive robotics. The RRC hosts a number of robotics events each year, provides guidance and materials for student projects, and supports the Robotics Engineering major. The staff consists of Ken Stafford, Brad Miller, and Colleen Shaver.

Strategies for Conceptual Modeling & Assembly Planning with CAD

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Presented by Scott Morris and Jordan Cox, PTC, at the 2012 FRC Kickoff Workshops.

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Using concepts from PTC’s Hands on Workshop series, you will learn how to quickly and easily use 2D and 3D CAD techniques to create functioning concept models without worrying about the details of what’s in the Kit of Parts. Being able to move quickly and make early design decisions can have a significant impact on your team’s success and meeting the design requirements for your robot. You’ll pick up some great tips on creating assembly and manufacturing plans to make sure everyone involved knows how your design is put together and what components it’s using. We’ll also cover how to create a Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) report to ensure you have all the bases covered going into competition.

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