Cooper Students Win CAD Design Challenge

November 03, 2018

Front side of the Cuckoo Clock Side View 1_Before Side View 1_After Side View 1 in Motion Side View 2_Before Side View 2_After Side View 2 in Motion
Front side of the Cuckoo Clock

Two undergraduate students, Andrew Chin (ME'19) and Diyi Liu (BSE'19), recently won the CAD-loween Design Challenge with their spooky cuckoo clock design and will be featured in SolidProfessor's upcoming November newsletter.

The CAD-loween Design Challenge hosted by SolidProfessor challenged designers to create a scary multi-body CAD assembly for Halloween. Andrew and Diyi decided to make a cuckoo clock that would have a bloodshot eyeball pop out and contain rotating panels that change from something cute into to something spooky. One panel shows sweet lollipops on one side and an oni (Japanese ogre) on the other. The second panel shows a cute cat face on one side and a grim reaper on the other. The design challenge was a great opportunity for them to showcase the creativity and skills they have been developing in the Cloud-Based Design and Manufacture class (ME 314) instructed by Prof. Lima

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