This week I redesigned an algorithm that calculates design parameters of the mechanical logic this week. Given that there are so many degrees of freedom, we need to find something to optimize and thus determine the best possible combination of parameters. One thing to optimize is the robustness--if the design parameters ultimately used is not precisely what we calculated, the oscillation frequency should be still close enough to the desired frequency. This could be realized by a minimization of the gradient at the chosen point.

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