Unformatted text preview: ME457 — HW #1 (1.1) In the Wizard of 02, the Tin Man's one purpose was to have a brain.
Perhaps the request was too much in 1939 for the Wizard to grant. But in modern
time, the wizards have a hard time finding jobs. The engineers have taken their
place. Specificaily, the discipline of Mechatronics is the magic that has given the
old Tin Man a brain or rather has given the gears of machines some sense.
Examples range from auto—focus cameras, car air-bags, irons that will never burn
a shirt, and even automatic flushing toilets. Like a Cherry Blossom tree growing
in the wild, Mechatronics roots consist of mechanical, electrical and computer
engineers. Its trunk is the melding of these disciplines into one, and from which
limitless possibilities branch out and flower into new .unique inventions and state of the art revisions of older machines. To revise an old saying: Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man
to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime. Teach a man’s pole
how to fish; and he‘tl have enough time tor second job so he
can send his Kids to college. ...
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- Spring '07