Turn codes into things. For the past three years, AS220 Labs has collaborated with MIT in offering the Providence Fab Academy, a digital fabrication program directed by Neil Gershenfeld of MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms. Based on the rapid prototyping course “MAS 863: How to Make (Almost) Anything” the program provides advanced digital fabrication instruction for students through a unique, hands-on curriculum and access to technological tools and resources.
. . . learn how to envision, prototype, and document your ideas through hands-on experience with digital fabrication tools. We take a variety of code formats and turn them into physical objects. Students will learn to use the following tools: Epilog Mini Laser Cutter, Roland MDX-20 Milling Machine, the Roland CAMM-1 Servo GX-24 Desktop Vinyl Cutter, several MakerBot 3D printers, and a ShopBot CNC router. The topics covered in this course include: digital fabrication principles and practices, computer-controlled cutting, electronics design and production, embedded programming, 3D scanning and printing, mold making, casting and composites.
Deadline for 2013 applications is November 30. Classes meet in at AS220 Labs in Providence from January 9, 2013 through May 29, 2013 with additional open lab time through June 30th, 2013. Learn more about the Fab Academy here.