MEAMapalooza 2012!

Event Date(s):
  Wednesday April 25, 2012 at 4:00pm

Five classes.  213 students.  One event.  It's time for MEAMapalooza 2012!
There will be toys, games, engines, passive dynamic walkers, autonomous mobile robots, chess sets, a custom radio-controlled submarine, music, food, and much more!  
We will be taking over the second floor of the Towne building this Wednesday, April 25th 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 very 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, dynamic 3D printed objects, and much more.
201 - This semester we have seen the well-known 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!
248 - 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 a pair of absolutely stunning chess sets, and together they have designed and built what could possibly be the world's most amazing remote-controlled submarine.
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 a slalom course with no human intervention.  This is yet another event you won't want to miss.
As you can see, it's been a busy semester, so please come out to share in the excitement and see what Penn's amazing engineers can do - I can guarantee that you won't be disappointed!  And please feel free to pass this along to anyone that you think might be interested.
This event is being brought to you by the following instructors and teaching assistants:  Jonathan Fiene, Peter Szczesniak, Christine Kappeyne (101), Michael Lautman (101), Adam Libert (101), Paige Willoughby (101), Sydney Jackopin (201), William McGill (201), William Price (201), Nikolay Vladimirov (201), Philip Dames (248), Michael Kofron (248), Nick McGill (248), Yash Mulgaonkar (520), Haofang Yuan (520), Lucas Hartman (501), and Nick Parrotta (501).