11/19 - 3RD YEAR
of Xbox 360 controller
4 WEEKS - INDIVIDUAL PROJECT
The goal of this project was to develop a stronger understanding of how to use surfaces in Solidworks, while also learning about different curvatures and their purpose in designs.
Before sketching in Solidworks I came up with a plan on how I might possibly break the controller into several different sections that would make it easier to construct with a combination of solids and surfaces.
By importing my initial hand sketches I was able to create a wire frame of the controller with multiple strategically placed cross sections.
With the wire frame I was able to work my way around creating surfaces using the cross sections I had drawn. This also allowed me to create a solid body.
The solid body then made it possible to shell the entire part to the desired thickness. From here I could begin extruding the finer details such as the battery holster.
Using pre determined measurements I begin extruding the remaining internal details of the controller from custom planes up to surface.
The lip had to be created using an extrusion of a surface sketch and then split into two bodies using an intersecting surface. Finally, all bodies were selected and mirrored to create the full controller.