Fab Academy 2014
Jeff Opichka

                   Course Outline
Project Management
Project proposal
Computer-aided design
Computer-controlled cutting
Electronic production
3D scanning and printing
Electronics design
Computer-controlled machining
Embedded programming
Molding and casting
Input devices
Interface and application programming
Mechanical design & machine design
Output devices
Networking and communications
Applications and implications
Invention, intellectual property, & income
Project development
Project Presentation


My name is Jeff Opichka and I am an educator at Johnson Senior High School located in St. Paul, Minnesota.   Over the past 13 years,
I have taught a variety of classes in Technology Education.  Next year, we will be offering courses in a Digital Fabrication setting, all of which will be brand new to me. For this reason, I am excited to be a part of the Fab Academy Class in hopes to gain knowledge, information, and explore new ideas.
In January, Johnson Senior High School officially opened their doors to a brand new core area dedicated to Aerospace, Engineering and Digital Fabrication.
  With the emphasis on engineering and design, Johnson Senior High School is providing students with a variety of possibilities for innovation, careers, and the ever-changing world of technology.

Outside the classroom, I enjoy spending time with my wife and three kids, building, and traveling.