Develop the skills and knowledge to integrate 3D printing with custom robotics projects. We'll learn 3D modeling to create 3D printed interconnects and parts that enable customized features and capabilities for robotics platforms. Students may also work on projects to enable remote and autonomous control and communication. We’ll get familiar with Arduino’s motor control capabilities, and students may explore other platforms.
The course will emphasize integration of 3D printed parts with existing mechanical and structural systems. We will also emphasize electronics principles and electrical concepts. Projects may use combinations of kit modification, image processing, sensor integration, autonomy, and more. For students who want to investigate image processing and autonomy/control, knowledge of Python, Java or C programming is strongly recommended.
To successfully participate in this program, students will need a computer with Mac, PC, or Linux OS, a reliable internet connection and a well lit workspace. Our approach will emphasize participation in synchronous (live) sessions; however, if students find themselves unable to participate due to technology, caregiving obligations, economic disruption, health risk, or illness, they can work with faculty to pursue alternate options to earn related credit.
$25 fee for required specialized parts
Students should expect to spend about $50 on project specific supplies.