MAKE: HANDS-ON ENGINEERING DESIGN
This course was developed by DR. RUDY SCHLAF (EE) AND ERIC TRIDAS (PHD(CAND), ME)
Inspired by the Maker Movement, the main goal of the Makecourse is to encourage and empower students early on in their careers to pursue their own design projects. All participating students will invent, design and build (i.e. make) a device following the engineering design process. The devices must integrate a 3D printed mechanical motion component as well as an electronic circuit/control feature designed with the Arduino micro-controller development platform. The students will also write a detailed "Instructable" (description of how to build their project) that will be published at Instructables.com. The instructional part of the course aims to teach essential skills in computer aided design (CAD) as well as entry level programming and electronic circuit design and implementation skills.
The Makecourse is open to all interested undergraduate students of all levels on the USF campus. No prerequisites are required.
Fresh(wo)men and Sophomores are encouraged to enroll. The 4000-level course number is required for elective courses and should not discourage from participation. See a departmental undergraduate advisor to determine if this course can count as an elective towards your specific degree requirements. It is an accepted elective course in Electrical Engineering.
The Makecourse is taught in a "flipped classroom" format. All students bring a laptop and the Course Kit to class. All students need to install the required software packages on their laptops. All software used in the Makecourse is free open source, educational license based or affordable. All enrolled students are required buy the Course Kit. This ensures that all students have the same hardware, and it enables the EE Department to estimate the number of Kits that need to be purchased ahead of the semester. See further info here to get your Course Kit.
This course is supported by: