DGST 201: Tinkering, Hacking, Making

Instructor:

George Meadows

Description:

Students in this class may utilize ThinkLab to complete various projects throughout the semester. For the most part they will be trained in class on the various tools of the ThinkLab but may need assistance in getting prints started or troubleshooting a 3D design. They will be given access codes to use the ThinkLab outside open hours to complete projects. Additionally, the DKC dremel printer will be dedicated for their use outside open hours.

Assignment Milestones or Due Dates:

No particular deadlines.

Assignment Goals:

Get students familiar with ThinkLab and what the space has to offer them in their creative process.

Assignment URLs:

Tutorial Type(s):

  • 3D Design/Printing

Possible Issues:

  • Students jamming the 3D printer when attempting to print something.

Example URLs:

Is tutorial required?:

Not for each student, but some students may want to learn how to use certain equipment.

ARTS 105: Design Principles

Instructor(s):

Debra Balesteri
Chris Musina
Sarah White

Description:

Students in class may utilize ThinkLab to complete various projects throughout the semester. They are most likely to need tools and materials found on the pegboard and in the crafting area of the shelves.

Assignment Milestones or Due Dates:

No particular deadlines.

Assignment Goals:

Get students familiar with ThinkLab and what the space has to offer them in their creative process.

Assignment URLs:

Tutorial Type(s):

  • Sewing (possibly)
  • Soldering (possibly)

Possible Issues:

  • Students over using material available to them. Please remind students materials in the ThinkLab are there to assist them not build their project around.

Example URLs:

Is tutorial required?:

Not for each student, but some students may want to learn how to use certain equipment.

DGST 101: Intro to Digital Studies

Instructor(s):

Zach Whalen, Lee Skallerup Bessette

Description

Students have a creativity module in the class. Some students are required to 3D print objects. They can either be designed or downloaded and printed. Some students may utilize ThinkLab for projects later in the semester for 3D printing or for other tools and technologies we have available.

Assignment Milestones or Due Dates

 

Assignment Goals

 Introduce students to 3D design and/or printing.

Assignment URLs:

http://dgst101.net/mod/beyond-diy-critical-making/

Tutorial Type:

3D Design/Printing

Possible Issues:

  • Broadness of assignment. Students are allowed to print whatever.

Example URLs:

Is tutorial required?:

No

BUAD 471: Project Management

Instructor:

John Burrow

Description:

IMPORTANT: This class has to negotiate a contract of use for the ThinkLab with the ThinkLab Manager. They get “charged” to use certain things in the lab and have to be sent invoices at the end of the week. Contracts will be shared when they come in, but be wary of providing help outside the scope of the project. Stay tuned for more information.

Students are using the ThinkLab to design a better drink holder with the following capabilities:

Threshold (Minimum) Needs

  • Capable of accommodating hot and cold drinks.
  • Capable of carrying a drink up to 16 fluid ounces.
  • For a container without a top can withstand a one inch drop without spilling (i.e.,
    making a mess).
  • Can carry a glass bottle, a plastic bottle, or a styrofoam cup.
  • For an open container can withstand a normal pace of walking without spilling the drink.
  • Flexible usage, i.e., can be used in a car, on a bike, or simply while walking.
  • Is durable and reusable.
  • Safe to use by children and adults.

Objective Needs

  • Capable of carrying a drink up to 32 fluid ounces.
  • For a container without a top can withstand a three inch drop without spilling.
  • Maintains drink temperature for up to thirty minutes.
  • Provides additional uses beyond holding drinks.
  • Carried daily like a bill fold, pocket book or cell phone, e.g., eventually viewed as
    “something you can’t live without”.
  • Is “cool” to have (i’e’, everyone wants one)

Assignment Milestones or Due Dates:

Final projects are due by the last week of classes (April 27th)

Assignment Goals:

Get students prototyping ideas. Introduce students to 3D design and printing. Introduce to other ways of creating.

Assignment URLs:

Tutorial Type(s):

  • 3D Design/Printing
  • 3D Scanning (possibly)
  • Soldering (possibly)

Possible Issues:

  • Must be uniquely different than current products to avoid copy right infringements.
  • Over 50% of the product must reflect collaboration with and work conducted in the ThinkLab.

Example URLs:

Is tutorial required?:

Not for each student, but some students will have to learn skills.

 

AMST 202: American Foodways

Instructor: Krystyn Moon

Description

Students are using cookiecaster.com to design cookie cutters to represent a food they are doing a research project during the semester. She is also allowing those who want to use Tinkercad to design a more elaborate object to do so as well.

Assignment Milestones or Due Dates

Cookie cutters are due by March 21st.

Assignment Goals

 Introduce students to 3D design and printing.

Assignment URLs:

 https://americanfood.krystynmoon.org/syllabus-2/

Tutorial Type: 3D Design/Printing

Possible Issues:

  • Try to make a cookie cutter too detailed.

Example URLs:

Is tutorial required?: No