Not too easy. Not too difficult.
This course has a lot of interesting topics. You will learn about mechanical systems and different ways to analyze them. Labs can be very difficult, but will help you with the semester project. Take advantage of extra credit in the first few homework assignments. Final was very difficult compared to hour exams.
The semester project is very interesting. It allows you to incorporate the design concepts that you have learned about, and analyze it using PVA and DFA as well as hold several design reviews with the professor. Good experience and things to talk about in an interview!
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Advice for students:
Attend office hours for homework. Begin project early and try to finish several days ahead of the deadline. Use the theo jansen mechanism for the semester project, most of your analysis will be done for you in the labs throughout the semester.