Assignments and projects

#Week 1
Principles and practices, Presentations, Introductions

This week assignment is to think and start sketching your final project .

#Week 2
Project management

Made a website and described how you did it. Introduced yourself. Documented steps for uploading files to archive. Pushed to the class archive. Signed and uploaded Student Agreement.

#Week 3
Computer-Aided Design

Evaluate and select 2D and 3D software Demonstrate and describe processes used in modelling with 2D and 3D software.

#Week 4
Computer-Controlled Cutting

Cut something on the vinylcutter. Design, lasercut, and document a parametric press-fit construction kit, which can be assembled in multiple ways. Account for the lasercutter kerf.

#Week 5
Electronics Production

Characterize the design rules for your PCB production process . Make an in-circuit programmer by milling the PCB, program it, then optionally, trying other processes.

#Week 6
3D Scanning and Printing

Individual assignment -Design and 3D print an object (small, few cm3, limited by printer time) that could not be made subtractively 3D scan an object (and optionally print it).

#Week 7
Electronics Design

Group assignment- Use the test equipment in your lab to observe the operation of a microcontroller circuit board. Individual assignment- Redraw the echo hello-world board, add (at least) a button and LED (with current-limiting resistor), check the design rules, make it, test it. Extra credit: Simulate its operation. Render it.

#Week 8
Computer-Controlled Machining

Group assignment- Test runout, alignment, speeds, feeds, and toolpaths for your machine. Individual project-Make something big on a CNC machine.

#Week 9
Embedded Programming

Group assignment- Compare the performance and development workflows for other architectures. Individual assignment-Read a microcontroller data sheet.Program your board to do something, with as many different programming languages and programming environments as possible.

#Week 10
Moulding and Casting

Group assignment- Review the safety data sheets for each of your molding and casting materials .Make and compare test casts with each of them. Individual assignment-Design a 3D mould around the stock and tooling that you'll be using, mill it (rough cut + (at least) three-axis finish cut), and use it to cast parts.

#Week 11
Input Devices

Group assignment- Measure the analog levels and digital signals in an input device. Individual assignment-Measure something: add a sensor to a microcontroller board that you have designed and read it.

#Week 12
Output Devices

Group assignment- Measure the power consumption of an output device. Individual assignment-Measure Add an output device to a microcontroller board you've designed and program it to do something.

#Week 13
Applications and Implications

Propose a final project that integrates the range of units covered. See Final Project Requirements for a complete list of requirements you must fulfil.