This course focuses on the personal fabrication technology to design and produce products. Topics include basics of industrial design, shaping process, 3D printing, laser cutting, UV printing, milling, and single-board microcontroller.
At the end of this course, students will be able to select appropriate shaping processes and make their prototypes in the design facility.
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
This course introduces basic knowledges and how to use fabrication tools. Students will have chances to make prototypes by applying knowledge acquired through this course.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Industrial Design, Shaping Process||Understand industrial design and shaping process.|
|Class 2||3D Printer: Modeling & Printing||Understand 3D printer and to be able to model and print with 3D printer|
|Class 3||Laser Cutter||Understand laser cutter and to be able to cut and raster materials|
|Class 4||UV Printer||Understand UV printer and to be able to paint materials|
|Class 5||Single-Board Microcontroller||Understand single-board microcontroller and be able to use it.|
|Class 6||Personal Fabrication||Design and fabricate prototypes|
|Class 7||Presentation||Present prototypes and share fabrication methods|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
Neil Gershenfeld, Fab: The cominc revolution on your desktop—from personal computers to personal fabrication, Basic Books, (2008)
Exercise (35%), Presentation (30%), and report (35%)