Class meetings are on Thursdays, 1 to 4 pm, in E14-493.

Lecture: Manufacturing: past, present, and future. [slides] (Dave)
Lecture: Artisanal Technology (Leah)
Assignment #0: Class Application (due Friday, 2/10/2012 by 5 pm)
Assignment #1: Product Sketch (due for class on 2/16/2012)
Read: Lewis Mumford, From Handicraft to Machine Production in Art and Technics

Review of assignment #1.
Panel: Presentations from each of the course instructors on their experiences with making products: what’s worked, what hasn’t, and other lessons learned. (Amit, Dimitris, Marcelo, Mark, Nadya, Nan-Wei)
Assignment #2: Reverse Engineering (due for class on 2/23/2012)

Review: Assignment #2.
Lecture: Electronic prototyping [slides] (Dave)
Assignment #3: working electronic prototype. (due for class on 3/1/2012)

Office Hours: Dave, Friday, 2/24/2012, 10 to 12 pm, 1 to 3 pm, 4 to 5 pm
Office Hours: Nan-Wei, Friday, 2/24/2012, 1 to 5 pm
Office Hours: Nan-Wei, Tuesday, 2/28/2012, 1 to 5 pm
Office Hours: Dave, Wednesday, 2/29/2012, noon to 3 pm

3/1/2012: 3D modeling, printing, and rendering [slides] (Amit)
Assignment #4: 3d model. (due for class on 3/8/2012)

Section: SolidWorks (Marcelo), 3/1/2012, 4:30 to 6 pm
Section: Grasshopper and Parametric Modeling (Dimitris), Monday 3/5/2012, 2 to 5 pm

Office Hours: Amit (Rhino), Friday, 3/2/2012, 10 am to noon
Office Hours: Marcelo, Monday, 3/5/2012, 3 to 7 pm
Office Hours: Dimitris, Monday, 3/5/2012, 2 to 5 pm
Office Hours: Amit (Rhino), Tuesday, 3/6/2012, 2 to 5 pm

Review of assignment #4.
Lecture: Design for assembly (Dimitris)
Assignment #5: assemblies and customization.

Section: Laser Cutter (Dave)

3/15/2012: Guest Lecture: Supermechanical (David Carr & John Kestner) and Jeff Lieberman.
Assignment #6: prepare for mid-term critique.

Outside Talk: .NET Gadgeteer – A Platform For Custom Devices, Nicolas Villar (Microsoft Research), Wednesday, 3/21/2012, 12-2 pm, E14-525.

3/22/2012: Mid-Term Critique

3/29/2012 Spring Break

Lecture: Fabrication processes and materials [slides] (Marcelo)
Lecture: Production and distribution systems [slides] (Dimitris)
Assignment #7: production plan.

Outside Talk: Pete Dokter (Director of Engineering, SparkFun Electronics) on what SparkFun looks for in a product, Wednesday, 4/11/2012, 4:30 to 5:30 pm, E14-240.

4/12/2012: Electronic circuit design and component selection (Nan-Wei [slides] & Mark [slides])
Assignment #8: circuit board.

Section: Eagle CAD, TBD
Section: Milling circuits on the Modela, TBD

4/19/2012: Lecture: Styling, 3D printing, and design iteration [slides] (Amit)
Assignment: continue working on your products.

4/26/2012: business lessons (Marcelo, Mark, David, and Valentin)
Assignment #9: continue development.

5/3/2012: small-group working sessions.
Assignment #10: keep working!

5/10/2012: Project reviews.
Assignment #11: last class.

5/17/2012: Project reviews.
Guest lecture: Peter Schmitt.

5/24/2012: Final Critique / Exhibition
Guest Reviewers: Leah Buechley and Joi Ito.

Discussion: class review and feedback, 4 to 5 pm.