Official course description, subject to change:
Basic info last published 1/10-20

How to Make (Almost) Anything (Summer University)

Course info
Language:
English
ECTS points:
7.5
Course code:
KSHOMAA2KU
Participants max:
20
Offered to guest students:
yes
Offered to exchange students:
yes
Offered as a single subject:
no
Programme
Level:
MSc. Master
Programme:
MSc in Computer Science
Staff
Course manager
Assistant Professor
Course semester
Semester
Forår 2021
Period
Summer 2020
Start
6 July 2020
End
7 August 2020
Exam
Abstract
The course is a hands-on introduction to the tools that are necessary to design and develop physical artefacts.
Description

This course is the first course of the Robotics specialisation. 

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. 
Formal prerequisites

There are no formal prerequisites for this course. A completed course on programming such as "Introductory Programming" will be helpful but is not mandatory.

It is recommended to have taken the IxD Workshop Courses (Basic access, Laser license and 3D printing license) https://ixdlab.itu.dk/ixd-workshop-introduction-courses/. These courses will allow you to use the IxD and REAL workshops during the course. However, we will run special courses for the students who did not take them.

Intended learning outcomes

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
Ordinary exam
Exam type:
C: Submission of written work, External (7-point scale)
Exam variation:
C1G: Submission of written work for groups