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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • MAS.863 (Fall 2002) 
  • Course Title:
  • How to Make (Almost) Anything 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Media Arts and Sciences 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Neil Gershenfeld
    Prof. Issac Chuang 
  • Course Introduction:

  • MAS.863 How to Make (Almost) Anything

    Fall 2002

    Course Highlights

    This class teaches the use of several types of CAD/CAM machines, and techniques for making literally 'almost anything'. The lecture notes include valuable tips on how to make those machines work, and links to other web sites with detailed information on the world of CAD/CAM.

    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.

This course content is a redistribution of MIT Open Courses. Access to the course materials is free to all users.

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