Student-initiated course:
Introduction to Robotics: Mechanical
About the Sharing

The sharing is a series of forums and dialogues organized to invite guest speakers of diverse backgrounds, such as entrepreneurs, industry partners, researchers or alumni, to share their insights on innovation-related topics and success stories. The format of the sharing is flexible, spanning from talks to one-on-one dialogue to panel discussion.


The HKU Robocon Team and BREED-HKU jointly offer student-initiated courses on robotics in semester 1 of the academic year 2021/22. The courses cover basic knowledge and skills on different aspects (software, electronics and mechanical) of robotics. Details of the course are as follows:

Date: Every Tuesday and Thursday5 weeks from October 7 to November 11, 2021

Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Venue: Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing

Pre-requisite(s): No

Course size: 20

Who can join: Members of Innovation Wing
                       InnoHub members
                       Students of HKU Engineering

No. of learning hours: 20 (including lecture, hands-on workshop/project, assignment

Course Description

The following topics will be covered:

  • SolidWorks
  • Necessary installations and setup of the development environment and tools
  • Overview of the SolidWorks User interface and suggested settings and commands to be used
  • Basic Part Modelling and Terminology
  • Viewing, Extruding, Revolving and Patterns
  • Sweep and Loft, Creating a Helix, Shell
  • Understanding of dimensioning and tolerancing
  • Introduction to 3D printing
  • Have a first hand experience of using various 3d printers
  • Fabricate a working design using 3d printer
  • Use SolidWorks for design fabrication and Stress analysis
Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, students will be able :

  • to explain the product design cycle.
  • to demonstrate competency with simple drawing and modification commands in SolidWorks
  • to create Three-Dimensional solid models
  • to produce prototype using 3D printer from solid models
  • to solve engineering problems as a member of a team
  • to use IT in communication
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