24-212   Special Topics: Maker Series: Make It Move

Location: Pittsburgh

Units: 9

Semester Offered: Fall, Spring

This course explores many types of mechanisms for movement and their optimal applications.  A significant portion of class will be dedicated to hands-on labs, during which objects are dissected to reveal their methods of movement.  Springs, gears, motors, pneumatics, levers, wheels, bearings, and other components will be analyzed for their roles in energy storage, power delivery, and motion.  These lessons will culminate in a complete design project, for which students will use rapid fabrication equipment to make a prototype that moves.