We present M.Sketch, a prototyping tool to support non-experts in designing and building a linkage-based mechanism. It enables users to rapidly create the mechanism by blending bottom-up (drawing linkages) and top-down (optimizing movement path) approaches. The resulting movement can be reviewed on the fly in a 3D space. Functions for digital fabrication with laser cutting and modular kits allow users to easily and effectively transform the designed mechanism into a physical model. M.Sketch can be used for technical non-experts to prototype initial models of smart products, robots, toys, and kinetic sculptures.
Kim, HJ; Jeong, Y; Kim, JW; Nam, TJ; "A prototyping tool for kinetic mechanism design and fabrication: Developing and deploying M.Sketch for science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics education", ADVANCES IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, vol.10, no.12, 2018.12;

Kim, HJ., Jeong, Y., Kim, JW., & Nam, TJ. (2016, October). M. Sketch: Prototyping tool for linkage-based mechanism design. In Adjunct Proceedings of the 29th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST '16 Adjunct). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 75–77. https://doi.org/10.1145/2984751.2985709

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