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2016-2017 Archived Catalog 
2016-2017 Archived Catalog

TECH-120 Introduction to Fab Lab

Credits 2 / 2 Contact Hours
Prerequisite: Placement into RDNG-016  (ACSR-016) Students must provide: Safety Glasses USB Drive (aka:Jump Drive) 3-Ring Binder.
This is an introduction to personal fabrication and is modeled on Neil Gershenfelds fab labs concept at MIT and around the world. Students will learn to use commercially available technologies to conceptualize design develop fabricate and test objects. This course will cover the computer software and contemporary tools needed for cutting milling engraving electrical and rapid prototype development. The fab lab is designed to explore interests in graphic design visual arts business computer-assisted design physical and natural science and mathematics as well as engineering and other advanced technologies.