m.Sketch: Schematic-Drawing-Based Mechanism Design Software for EDISON
EDISON Project, supported by National Research Foundation of Korea funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning
UIST 2016, Oct 16-19, 2016, Tokyo, Japan - Demo
KSDS 2016, May 21, 2016, Seoul, Korea – Paper
See Paper on DBPIA (Korean)
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 product, robots, toys, and kinetic sculptures.