Collaborative Technical Development, Documentation and Project Management

• Welcome To Fab Lab BCN // 1st MIT lecture: Introduction about Fab Labs and Fab Network
• Intro and Tutorial to version control (Mecurial)
• Design and create a personal website/portfolio to describe week by week your work and your final project


Computer-Aided Design, Manufacturing and Modeling

• Intro to 2D and 3D design software
• Model (draw, render, animate, simulate…)
• Sketch a possible final project and post it on your page


Computer-Controlled Cutting

• Design and create a project on the laser cutter and / or vinyl cutter


Electronics Production

• Learn to mill boards on the milling machine
• Practice surface mount soldering techniques
• Program AVR microcontrollers (Fab ISP)


3D Scanning and Printing

• Learn how to turn a physical object into code
• Then learn how to take that code and print it as a physical object


Electronics Production

• Learn to modify one of our existing electronics “hello world” examples or create your own project


Embedded Programming

• Learn to program AVR micorcontrollers


Computer-Controlled Machining

• Learn to make something big out of wood on the Shopbot CNC router


Molding, Casting and Composites

• Create composite parts or structures


Input Devices

• Learn to make a circuit board with a input sensor (light, switches, temperature or ultrasonic, etc.)


Output Devices

• Output device to a microcontroller board and program it to do something



• Create composite parts or structures


Embedded Networking and Communications

• Learn to make devices that talk to each other (serial bus, radio or infrared)


Interface and Application Programming

• Learn to visualize the output of a sensor board (that you build in the previous input devices unit)


Digital Fabrication Applications and Implications

• Learn about the broader applications of digital fabrication and what Neil Gershenfeld and his graduate students at MIT are currently working on


Mechanical & Machine Design

• Assemble a mechanical structure of a machine designed by a Nadya Peek at MIT.
• Design a group Machine.


Invention, Intellectual Property, and Business Models

• Learn about the broader applications of digital fabrication and what Neil Gershenfeld and his graduate students at MIT are currently working on
• Guest lectures from MIT grad students and other industry professionals


Digital Fabrication Project Development

• Using the skills you have learned, plan and document a final project that integrates at least two of the topics covered in the course
• Students work on their final projects


Final Project Presentations

• Labs around the world meet to present their final projects

Final Project

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