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05 - SketchyPhysics




SketchyPhysics

SketchyPhysics is an add-on to sketchup that allows you to add functions like movement and gravity to your SketchUp models.
 
You can get it from Mr. Stargaard, along with SketchUp 8. Simply bring in a flashdrive, and ask.

It is not a stand alone program. It simply adds more tools to your regular sketchup.

Helpful Hints

SketchyPhysics can be very "sketchy". If you do anything wrong it will crash the program.
 
Here are some common hints to avoid problems:
 
    * Never work on a model while you are in play mode. REWIND FIRST !
 
    * Never SAVE while you are in play mode. REWIND FIRST !
 
    * Save often, using different names (ex. "stargaard v1",  "stargaard v2", "stargaard v3",....)
 
Do this every time you have reached a milestone that works.

Assignments

 

SketchyPhysics: Frozen

New skill and concepts: Frozen state. Gravity. Play, Rewind.

The blocks MUST be in the shape of your First AND Last Initials for check off.

The tutorial does not reflect the shape of the initials
 
The assignment tutorial is attached at the bottom of this page
     Assignment attachment at the bottom of the page
 
 

SketchyPhysics: Greek Temple

Learn The basics, Crash a Temple.

Shapes: StaticMesh, Box, Sphere, Cylinder, Cone,....

States: Static, Ignore, Frozen

You need your GreekTemple 2 for this exercise.

Your name MUST be on every Pillar for check off !!

The assignment tutorial is attached at the bottom of this page   

    Assignment attachment at the bottom of the page

 
 

SketchyPhysics: Dominos

Practice the basics. Design your own tricks.
 
 Your name MUST be on every domino for check off !!
 
If it is going really slow, change the frame rate to speed it up:
    Plugins -> SketchyPhysics -> Physics Settings -> Frame rate 15

The assignment tutorial is attached at the bottom of this page

 
 

SketchyPhysics: Hinges, Servos, and Motors

Learn the basics of adding movement through hinges,             servos and motors.
 
Your name MUST attached to every "hammer" for check off !!

The assignment tutorial is attached at the bottom of this page

 
 

SketchyPhysics: Moving Gears


Add movement to a complex gear-train using motors.

Your name MUST attached to every gear for check off !!Do this BEFORE you add the Motors !

The assignment tutorial is attached at the bottom of this page

 
 

SketchyPhysics: Robotic Arm

Use Servos to control a robotic arm.

Your name MUST be on every part for check off !!
Do this BEFORE you add the Servos !

 
Extra Credit. Up to 20 points
Make the "hand" rotate
Make the whole robot rotate on its base
See Stargaard for more information.
    
Extra Credit. Up to 100 points
Using the SketchyPhysics skills you have learned,
Download the Front Loader at the bottom of the page.
Make the loader arm/bucket move.
More realistic = max. points.
See Stargaard for more information.

The assignment tutorial is attached at the bottom of this page

 
    
 
 
 

SketchyPhysics: Piston

Add movement to a fly-wheel driven piston using motors, hinges and sliders

Your name MUST be on every part for check off !!
Do this BEFORE you add the hinges, motors,...

The assignment tutorial is attached at the bottom of this page

    Assignment attachment at the bottom of the page

 
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