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WELCOME TO THE MINDWORKS WIKI

An e-archive of point-of-use information for the ME Machine Shop and Interdisciplinary Capstone Design Projects in the College of Engineering.


Machine Shop

  • Machine Shop Safety Orientation
  • Machine Shop Safety Video
  • Manual Lathe
    • Cutter Types (Lathe)
    • Changing Gears on Lathe
    • Changing Tapping and Power Feed Speed (Manual Lathe)
    • Mill/Lathe Digital Read Out
    • Swapping Lathe Chuck
    • Swapping Lathe Collet Chuck


  • Manual Mill
    • Cutter Types (Mill)
    • Drilling and Tapping
    • Reamers
    • Step Drills
    • Broach
    • Squaring Rough Stock
    • Sine Bar
    • How to Use Counterbores
    • Morse-Taper Drills
    • Parallels
    • Rotary Table
    • Tramming Mill Head
    • 90 Degree Mill Head
    • Z-Axis Auto Feed for Sharp Mills
  • CNC Machining
    • 4th Axis (HAAS Mill)
    • Mounting Tools (HAAS Mill)
    • SolidCAM Fixtures
    • Bridgeport CNC
    • HAAS CNC Lathe
  • Metrology
    • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
    • Micrometer Measurements
    • Outside Micrometer
    • Telescoping Hole Gauge
    • Diameter Pitch
  • Miscellaneous
    • Bead Blaster
    • Belt Sander
    • Cleaning Procedures
    • Collets & Collet Holders
    • Dake 25H Hydraulic Press
    • Fasteners
    • Horizontal Band Saw
    • Welding
    • Oxy-acetylene torch



Research Labs

  • ME Shop & Labs
  • SmERF
    • CAI Tower
    • Cooperative Fuel Research (CFR) Engine
    • Flowbench
    • General Dyno Instructions
    • Horiba Emissions Analyzer
    • Labview (for data acquisition)
    • Max Machinery Fuel System
    • SuperFlow
    • SmERF Paint Booth
    • Waterbrake Dynamometer
  • Metrology Lab
    • 3D Printing
    • 3D Scanner
    • CMM
    • Renishaw
    • Code Generation (MakerBot)
    • Machine Setup/Maintenance (MakerBot)
    • Part Design (MakerBot)
  • Wind Tunnel Lab
    • Laser Cutter
    • Tumbler
  • Senior Design Lab
    • QR Codes
    • Kaizen Projects
    • Mindworks Resources
    • Soldering Station
    • Lab Instrumentation
  • Mastercam
    • Mastercam Setup
    • Mastercam Drilling Operations
    • Mastercam Milling Operations
    • Mastercam Pocketing Operations
    • Mastercam Scalloping Operations
    • Mastercam Verification and G-Code
    • Mastercam mill facing
    • Mastercam surfacing tutorial
  • Mastercam Lathe
    • Mastercam Lathe Setup
    • Mastercam Lathe Grooving Operations
    • Mastercam Lathe Threading Operations
    • Mastercam Lathe Finish
    • Mastercam Lathe Backplotting the Toolpaths
    • Mastercam Lathe Chain Geometry
    • Mastercam Lathe Facing the Part
    • Mastercam Lathe Adding an ID Thread
  • SolidCAM
    • Solidcam HAAS Mill Startup Guide
    • SolidCAM HAAS Lathe Startup Guide
  • Mechanics lab
    • Rockwell Hardness Tester


  • Large Project Garage (HEV Shop)

Capstone Design

  • 2019-2020 Projects
    • 360 Encoder Designs
    • 3D Printer Smart Filter
    • Airfoil Testing Facility
    • Algae Harvester and Dehydrator
    • Anaerobic Algae Digestor for Biogas Production
    • Articular cartilage smoother for arthroscopic surgeries
    • Augmented Reality at The University of Idaho
    • Big Brother Energy Monitoring System
    • Campus Facilities Load Shedding Design
    • Campus Facilities Microgrid Expansion
    • Debaling Agricultural Materials
    • Discount Megamind's Lowcost Electro Encephalogram(EEG)
    • Doubly-fed induction generator (DFIG)
    • Dual Robot Log Handling
    • Electric Two-Wheeler
    • FPGA Data Acquisition and Control
    • Goat stanchions for commercial milking
    • Industrial controls lab exercises
    • Insulation Measuring and Cutting Module
    • IoT enabled sensor node
    • Lean Process Shellcase Induction Annealing
    • Liquid Cooling for Li-Ion Battery
    • Marching Band Triangles
    • Mechanical Engineering Machine Scheduler
    • Multi-rotor drone control system
    • NASA Suborbital Flight Communication and Fire Box
    • Optimized Riflescope Mount
    • Peltier Module Efficiency
    • Plug and Play Home Energy Generation with Secure IoT control
    • Pocket Microscope Slide Scanner
    • Powdered Alloy Packing System for Additive Manufacturing
    • Power Distribution Network (Transactive)
    • Power Lab Motor Design and Experiment
    • PRESS Button Cycler Enhancements
    • Realistic Network Modeling Using Minetest
    • Rear Driven Snowmobile for CSC
    • Sheet Metal Fatigue Fixture
    • Solar Backup Power Generation
    • Speech Therapy Application 2019-2020
    • Supercharged KTM Engine for Snowmobile
    • Synthesized robotic manufacturing cell
    • Testbed for Generator Torque Oscillations
    • UI Marching Band Mobility Platform
    • Virtual Fence IC Design




  • Past Senior Design Projects