Welcome

Welcome to my FabAcademy page. During the next weeks I will document my progress here. You are welcome to have a look at everything.

Project Management

work through a git tutorial, build a personal site in the class archive, describing you and your final project

Computer-Aided Design

model (raster, vector, 2D, 3D, render, animate, simulate, ...) a possible final project, compress your images and videos, and post it on your class page

Computer-Controlled Cutting

design, lasercut, and document a parametric construction kit, accounting for the lasercutter kerf, which can be assembled in multiple ways, and for extra credit include elements that aren't flat

Electronics Production

make an in-circuit programmer by milling and stuffing the PCB, test it, then optionally try other PCB processes

3D scanning and printing

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)

Electronics Design

redraw an echo hello-world board, add (at least) a button and LED (with current-limiting resistor) check the design rules, make it, and test it

Computer-Controlled Machining

make (design+mill+assemble) something big

Embedded Programming

read a microcontroller data sheet program your board to do something, with as many different programming languages and programming environments as possible

Input Devices

measure something: add a sensor to a microcontroller board that you have designed and read it

Applications and Implications

Propose a final project masterpiece that integrates the range of units covered

Output Devices

add an output device to a microcontroller board you've designed, and program it to do something

interface and application programming

write an application that interfaces a user with an input &/or output device that you made

invention, intellectual property, and income

develop a plan for dissemination of your final project

networking and communications

design, build, and connect wired or wireless node(s) with network or bus addresses

molding and casting

design a mold 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

Wildcard Week

Design and produce something with a digital fabrication process.

Mechanical Design & Machine Design

design a machine that includes mechanism+actuation+automation

Invention, Intellectual Property & Income