At University of Florida, I took a class called Design & Manufacturing Lab. In this class we learned how to design mechanisms using SolidWorks and then manufacture components using the workshop. We learned how to use mills, lathes, bandsaws, CNCs, and much more.
The main objective of this class was to develop a Tennis Ball Launcher Robot in order to practice the skills learned in the curriculum. This would turn into a competition between different design teams in the class.
ALL DETAILS OF THE PROJECT BELOW
I have compiled the rest of the drawings and pictures of the prototype in a PDF below.