Student Automata Project in Introduction to Engineering Design
In IED classes - Introduction to Engineering Design - students have been working on final projects and presentations. Some of the students designed and built automatas.
Automata (aw-‘tom-uh-tuh) is derived from a Greek word that means self-acting. An input such as a falling mass, a motor, or your hand movement is used to move parts that ultimately result in the motion of a figure.
In this problem, you will design, build and test a mechanical system to automate the motion of objects. The automata will be designed as a toy for a child.