ENGINEERING THE FUTURE

TIC-TAC-TOE PROJECT

 

     

This project provides students the practical experience of applying the steps of the Engineering Design Process. Each student creates a model using 3D parametric CAD software. The CAD model is converted into a stereo lithography file and a 3D rapid prototype is created for the class using our Stratasys 3D printer. Students take the approved design and program a milling operation on our CNC controlled Shopbot using Aspire software. Students use several power and hand tools in our applied technology lab to complete this project. The safe operation of each tool is reviewed and demonstrated. All students must complete a safety contract before using any machinery. Use of all power tools is under the direct supervision of the instructor. Each student cuts a pine blank to size using the power miter box. After the pine blank is milled with the Shopbot, students use the drill press and various hand tools to finish and assemble the tic-tac-toe project.