Rapid Prototyping Technologies

This mini-course introduces students to rapid prototyping technologies with a focus on laser cutting and 3D printing.

Course Number: 15-294

This mini-course introduces students to rapid prototyping technologies with a focus on laser cutting and 3D printing. The course has three components: 1) A survey of rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing technologies, the maker and open source movements, and societal impacts of these technologies; 2) An introduction to the computer science behind these technologies: CAD tools, file formats, slicing algorithms; 3) Hands-on experience with SolidWorks, laser cutting, and 3D printing, culminating in student projects (e.g. artistic creations, functional objects, replicas of famous calculating machines, etc.). Please note that there will be a usage/materials fee for this course.

Fall 2016 instructor: David Touretzky

Spring 2016 course website: 15-294 Rapid Prototyping Technologies


Course Type: Studio Course
Offered By: Computer Science
Program: Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Media Design, Physical Computing

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