SP.724 Prototypes to Products

As taught in: Fall 2005

Student showing a clear plastic bag with hose and nozzle.

Student Alfinio Flores demonstrates his solar water disinfection product during an in-class project review. (Photo courtesy of Alfinio Flores. Used with permission.)




Mr. Andrew Heafitz

Course Features

Course Description

For students and teams who have started a sustainable-development project in D-Lab (SP.776), Product Engineering Processes (2.009), or elsewhere, this class provides a setting to continue developing projects for field implementation. Topics covered include prototyping techniques, materials selection, design-for-manufacturing, field-testing, and project management. All classwork will directly relate to the students' projects, and the instructor will consult on the projects during weekly lab time. There are no exams. Teams are encouraged to enroll together.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .rm.