How to Make (Almost) Anything

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.)


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Fall 2002



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Course Description

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.

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Isaac Chuang, and Neil Gershenfeld. MAS.863 How to Make (Almost) Anything. Fall 2002. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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