In my freshman Computer Modeling course (engr 170), I worked with a teammate to disassemble, measure and model a tri-lighter. This project is my first major computer modeling project in college. What appeared to be a simple task from the outside, turned into an involved project. After prying open the case, inside there are numerous small and difficult-to-measure features. The elements of the cap base were especially difficult to reproduce because some of the small faces on it taper only in the radii. Nonetheless, my partner and I accurately modeled and produced drawings for the tri-lighter. We even went a little beyond the requirements of the project and added material properties to the parts and rendered the model in full color for the front page of the report. Overall, I was very happy with the results, and so was the professor.

Image of exploded tri-lighter assembly.

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