The following are topics covered in the class on fabrication. The notes are being collected over the semester as the material is being presented. Some information may be missing currently.
Modelling of 3D objects using Blender
Cutting and etching 2D sheets of Acrylic
Cutting 2D sheets of just about anything
Fast, color printing with the ZCorp printer and solid part printing on the FDM Stratasys.
3D object creation from physical objects with captured texturemap using the Minolta.
Manual operation of the NC lathe and mill as well as other traditional tools such as the band saw.
Operation of the mill in NC controlled mode and use of the Modela mini-mill
Basic electronics theory, component overview, and applications
Schematic layout and board layout for PCB fabrication using Eagle
PIC microcontroller assembly code and chip programming
Overview of standard sensing, display, and accuation techniques
Overview of communication media and protocols, including RS232/485, IRDA, IP, etc