Desktop Radial Engine

Aesthetics of Design | Spring 2016 | University of Colorado

The desktop scale radial engine is a functional, aesthetic, piece of machinery. The project comprised of CAD modeling in SolidWorks, 2D documentation, material and process selection, and extensive machining. The engine runs off of an auxiliary compressed air supply with a 2 stroke cycle. The operation is fully mechanical.


The engine was designed and built entirely in house over the course of a semester. All of the materials were sourced based on specific material requirements and machined using various techniques.


Final Product


The final project was exhibited at the Integrated Teaching and Learning Laboratory (ITLL) Design Fair at the University of Colorado Boulder in May 2016.

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