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Kursusnavn (dansk):How to make (almost) anything 
Kursusnavn (engelsk):How to make (almost) anything 
Semester:Efterår 2017 
Udbydes, softwareudvikling og -teknologi (sdt) 
Omfang i ECTS:7,50 
Min. antal deltagere:15 
Forventet antal deltagere:
Maks. antal deltagere:30 
Formelle forudsætninger:There are no formal prerequisites for this course. A completed course on programming such as "Introductory Programming" will be helpful but is not mandatory. 
Læringsmål:.After the course, the student should be able to:
- analyse and compare the main manufacturing methods;
- model 3D parts and assemblies using Computer Aided Design (CAD) Software at beginner level;
- select the best manufacturing process for a component;
- design simple electronic systems and circuit boards;
- use different manufacturing tools to produce parts;
- prototype complete, but simple mechatronic systems. 
Fagligt indhold:The course is a hands-on introduction to the tools that are necessary to design and develop physical artefacts. The course will give an overview of the most important manufacturing methods like 3D printing, NC milling, laser cutting or moulding. In addition, we will explain how to design simple electric circuits to handle sensors and actuators and how to design printed circuit boards. These techniques will allow students to design physical prototypes on their own at the end of the course. 

The course is divided into two parts:

Part 1. During the first part of the course, there will be lectures followed by a laboratory session. Each lecture will explain a technique, which should be used in the following lab. The lab assignments will be carried out in groups of two persons. After each lab, the student groups should write a one or two pages report describing their work, which is to be added to their portfolio. This portfolio will be handed in at the end of the first part of the course. Also a project proposal must be presented to the class.
The topics for each lecture could be:
Lecture 1: The design process, 3D modelling and assemblies
Lecture 2: 3D printing
Lecture 3: Laser, water jet and plasma cutting and basic techniques (drilling, sawing, tapping, etc. )
Lecture4: Machine elements (bearings, gears, belts, fasteners, etc.) and mechanisms
Lecture 5: Electronics, sensors and actuators
Lecture 6: Microcontroller programming and advanced sensors and actuators
Lecture 7: PCB design
Lecture 8: Milling and turning
Lecture 9: Moulding

Part 2. The second part of the course is to work on a group project with supervision. The project should use several of the techniques learnt in the course. The group project report (small written report describing the prototype + documentation and design files) will be handed-in. Students should bring the physical artefact to the oral exam and use this as support for the oral presentation.

It is essential that you follow both lectures and lab exercises in order to come along with portfolio and project. 

Obligatoriske aktivititer:Part 1:
Hand in a portfolio describing the works carried out during the labs.
The portfolio will be handed in to the instructor. The deadline will be announced at LearnIT.
If the portfolio is not approved students have two weeks to re-submit.

Part 2:
The group project report (small written report describing the prototype + documentation and design files) must be handed-in.

Be aware: The student will receive the grade NA (not approved) at the ordinary exam, if the the portfolio is not approved or the group project report is not submitted. The student will then use an exam attempt. 
Eksamensform og -beskrivelse:D2G Aflevering med mundtlig eksamen der supplerer projekt. Delt ansvar for projekt., (7-scale, internal exam)

Hand-in with following oral exam supplemented by the hand-in.

The group project report consist of:
• a small written report describing the developed prototype
• documentation and design files.

Duration of the oral exam: 15 minutes group presentation followed by 20 minutes for each student (incl. voting).  

Litteratur udover forskningsartikler:TBD.