Weeks 1 & 2: Introduction to making — design thinking, deconstruction and reconstruction, ThinkLab resources
Week 3 : We make things — exploring the Maker Movement
Weeks 4 – 7: Making Things — learning 3D fabrication, e-textiles and sewing, electronics and soldering
Weeks 8 & 9: Maker’s Challenge
Weeks 9: Planning a mini maker faire
Week 10 to end of class: Maker Challenge: bringing it all together.
During each section of the course, students will design and create a project using the skills and tools covered in that section. The final Maker Challenge will incorporate all components covered in the class.
Think: Formulate an idea for what you want to make. Collaboration is a key component of making and tinkering, and you are encouraged to identify classmates with similar ideas or complementary skills to work with you.
Make: Identify resources, materials, and tutorials to complete the project. Learn the skills you need as the project develops.
Improve: Look at your finished project and reflect on what you made and how you could make it better.