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GEN_ENG 295: Makerskills

Quarter Offered

Fall : TBD, Note this course is offered under the label GEN_ENG 295, not MECH_ENG 295 ; M.Peshkin

Prerequisites

None; this course is intended for all incoming engineering students.

Description

WHO TAKES IT

First year students in any discipline, who want to acquire a working knowledge of tools and techniques that are useful in projects, extracurricular teams, and inventions.

WHAT IT'S ABOUT

We will design and build electronic circuits, debug them with an oscilloscope, program arduino microcontrollers and interface them to electronics, learn soldering, find out what's in the mechatronics lab, make 3d-printed parts from CAD drawings, design 2d structures and lasercut plastics, build things with sensors and small motors. This is a hands-on course.

TEXTBOOK

No text. You will need a laptop computer, running Windows or Mac OS, every day in class, and also for homework. All other necessary materials and supplies will be provided.

FORMAT

Class sessions are a mix of lecture and guided work sessions. Skills will be developed in class and also in homework. Because portable equipment is used, there is no need for a scheduled lab.

ASSESSMENT/EVALUATION

Unit tests.

CONTACT

Professor: Michael Peshkin

Email: peshkin@northwestern.edu