MAS.863 How to Make (Almost) Anything

As taught in: Fall 2002

Photo of the MIT Media Lab waterjet cutter at work.

Photo of the MIT Media Lab waterjet cutter at work. (Courtesy of Prof. Neil Gershenfeld and Prof. Issac Chuang.)

Level:

Graduate

Instructors:

Prof. Isaac Chuang

Prof. Neil Gershenfeld

Course Description

This course provides a hands-on introduction to the resources for designing and fabricating smart systems, including CAD/CAM/CAE; NC machining, 3-D printing, injection molding, laser cutting; PCB layout and fabrication; sensors and actuators; analog instrumentation; embedded digital processing; wired and wireless communications. This course also puts emphasis on learning how to use the tools as well as understand how they work.