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MEAMapalooza 2011!

April 26, 2011 @ 12:00 pm

Five classes.  207 students.  One event.  It’s time for MEAMapalooza 2011!

will be toys, games, engines, passive dynamic walkers, autonomous
mobile robots, chess sets, a custom RC car, music, food, and much
We will be taking over the second floor of the Towne building this Tuesday, April 26th, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. to
give the students from the following classes a chance to display the
products of their creativity, engineering skills, and hard work:
101 –
Always a treat, the results from this semester’s class are certainly no
exception.  On display will be some amazing toys, games, and other
creations, along with an array of incredible press-fit objects, 3D
printed totems, and more.
150 –
This semester we have seen the well-known 150 Stirling engine take on
forms never before imagined.  We will be running live demos of these
amazing little machines, so be sure to dust up on your thermodynamics!
247 – The final project in the MEAM Sophomore labs has focused on passive dynamic walking.  You won’t want to miss this.
501 –
When it comes to advanced CAD and machining, this is the best of the
best at Penn.  This year, the class has explored the boundaries of the
3D-printed form, created machined works of art from blocks of Aluminum,
custom machined three stunning chess sets, and together they have
created a fully-custom 1:5 scale remote-controlled car capable of
speeds up to 60MPH!
520 –
The students in this year’s Introduction to Robotics class have
programmed a robotic arm to paint with light and play golf, and now
they are programming autonomous mobile robots to navigate an obstacle
field to find and localize targets.  This is yet another event you
won’t want to miss.

you can see, it’s been a big semester, so please come out to share in
the excitement – I can guarantee that you won’t be disappointed!  And
please feel free to pass this along to anyone that you think might be

For more information about these courses and other MEAM.Design activities, please see our website at http://medesign.seas.upenn.edu.  This
event is being brought to you by the following instructors and teaching
assistants:  Adam Libert (101), Lucas Hartman (101), Andrew Staniforth
(101), Andrew McAleer (101), Sydney
Jackopin (150), Max Effron (150), Will McGill (150), Neel Doshi
(247), Jacob Orloff (247), Geoff Johnson (501), Nisan Lerea
(501), Michael Shomin (520), Ian Donnellan (520), Arun Kumar
(520), Peter Szczesniak (150 & 501), and Jonathan Fiene (101, 150,
247, 501, 520).


April 26, 2011
12:00 pm